Michelle Madrid-Branch is an author, speaker, adoptee empowerment coach, international adoptee, and global advocate for women and children; specializing in the areas of adoption, foster care, abandonment recovery, and identity reconciliation. 

She is the Host of The Greater Than Podcast which shares real stories of resilience to inspire those within the adoption and foster care community. She is the author of the award-winning children’s book, Coco & Olive: The Color of Love, which explores the beauty of diversity and adoption.

Michelle’s mission is to ensure that the adoption community is heard, seen, valued, respected, and understood.

Empowering Adoptees to Heal and Excel

Michelle Madrid-Branch’s Adoptee Empowerment Coaching is like no other adoptee coaching out there. As a former foster child in Great Britain and as an international adoptee, Michelle understands the struggles and questions that come with being adopted. She knows the places of sadness that linger within. Even when the adoptee is successful and high-functioning, there can be hidden hurts that hinder their ability to connect, trust, and truly thrive. Michelle’s coaching guides the adoptee to move past limiting belief and to step into their power. Learn More

The Greater Than Podcast

The Greater Than Podcast shares real stories of resilience to inspire those within the adoption and foster care community. We do so through conversations with individuals who have risen up over life’s disappointments and pain. Host, international adoptee, and mom-by-adoption, Michelle Madrid-Branch shares their diverse stories of triumph over challenge and asks: What is the internal drive that urges a person to move beyond struggle? And, how can we motivate and inspire each other to stand Greater Than the obstacles that have tried to keep us down? Learn More

When life is most challenging is when we discover the true scope of our strength and resilience.  

An Award-Winning Children’s Book About Adoption & Diversity

Coco & Olive: The Color of Love —A 1st Place Winner of the 2019 Royal Dragonfly Award

Explore the beauty of family diversity with Coco & Olive, a doggie mother and daughter pair, who come together through adoption. This award-winning children’s book is about finding home, not in a building, but within each other’s hearts. Buy Now on Amazon


“I commend you for your compassionate work on behalf of adoption, an issue that is close to my heart.”
– Hillary Rodham Clinton

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Through speaking, Michelle inspires, empowers, and ignites the possibility for change. In her Tedx speech, Adoption: A Love that Knows No Borders, Michelle chronicles the resilience of the human spirit and the transformational power of borderless love. She illustrates how it is only through action that our vision for a kinder world can be realized.

A New Children’s Book Celebrating Family Diversity & the Power of Love

Coco & Olive Children's Book
Coco and Olive, a canine mother and daughter pair, explore the true color of love and the beauty of family diversity and adoption.


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