Life Upgrade is founded on the belief that relationships are at the core of all life experiences. 

We work to help people build and maintain healthy, loving, and meaningful relationships with themselves, their children, and their partners.

"There are no individuals in the world, only fragments of families"            - Carl Whitaker

Our brains are wired for connection. We need to feel loved, safe, and cared for in order to thrive in our daily lives.

It has been scientifically proven that when we feel connected we live longer, healthier and happier lives.

Unfortunately, we often experience fractures and ruptures within our families and relationships. Although this is quite common, when they go un-repaired this results in disconnection within our relationships and ourselves. When we feel disconnected we go into survival mode and simply attempt to get through life.

At Life Upgrade we help people move from surviving to thriving in their relationships and thus their lives!

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The twelve-week Powerful Parenting Program with Michael is a very well-designed program that offers the help, guidance, and tools necessary with an individualized approach, to enhance your parenting strategies that result in a more fulfilling and healthy relationship between you and your child.
At the time I began Michael’s program, I was not sure what to expect, the only thing I was sure of was that I was desperate for help and change, and his program seemed like the best way for me to achieve both help and positive change.
Michael is really great at being supportive and understanding, while also helping you hold up the mirror in order to identify the issues, their root causes, your role as a parent, and what you can do to directly impact the situation.
Holding up the mirror can be very difficult and emotionally triggering, but one thing that got me through, was the one thing I feel that sets Michael apart from other counsellors and coaches. Michael consistently offered unparalleled accessibility, no matter the time or day, whether you were between sessions or not, I could also reach out with a struggle in need of advice or just to simply ask a question and he would always respond with the right guidance.
Michael not only gives you the tools to improve your situation, but he is with you every step of the way in helping you implement them. Michael offers a safe place to be honest and vulnerable, and always helps you to feel like you are not alone in what you are going through as a parent.
Michael is the definition of what a good and effective counsellor should be, because he lives what he says in that you are genuinely working together as a team.
I am truly grateful for working with Michael and his Powerful Parenting program, as I feel my family and I would not have made the progress we have and continue to make without all of his guidance, knowledge, and support.
I highly recommend taking Michael’s twelve-week Powerful Parenting program, if you are ready to become an effective parent and willing to put in the hard yet very rewarding work to get there.
J.H. from Manitoba, Canada

“You don’t have to do it alone”


How many times have you said, "I'm doing the best that I can!"? And while you probably are doing the best that you can, have you tried doing something different?

We are often presented with challenges throughout our lives and while we can get through it alone – to thrive, we all require some help.

Reaching out for help does not mean you’re weak or incapable, it means that you’re being brave in trying something different....and that takes strength!