Michelle's Books

Michelle Spalding Books

Michelle Spalding is a multi-passionate entrepreneur who knew from a very young age she wanted to be a writer, teacher and businesswoman and was often found mowing lawns or babysitting in her teens.

Today, as a Business Alchemist she works with female entrepreneurs, helping them to transform obstacles allowing them to create the life and business of their soul is calling them to. She has an almost magic-like ability to find simple solutions to complicated issues and believes that women who know their value and do the work that inspires them to make the world a better place.

Nathaniel's Journey by Michelle Spalding

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Many would call Nathaniel an 'old soul' after many lives on earth. He's now ready for a new adventure; however, this one would be unlike any he'd ever experienced before. Follow along on Nathaniel's Journey and discover how things may not be what we envision for our lives, but this doesn't mean they are any less fulfilling.

Sometimes showing up differently may just help us see things more clearly.

Glitter, Duct Tape, and Magic

Starting a business is fun and exciting – until it isn’t.


Being a female entrepreneur isn’t all Instagram moments, amazing retreats, and coffee with friends. It’s hard work, it’s messy at times, and, some days, it can simply suck. What, you wonder, did you get yourself into? But it doesn’t have to be that way. Success looks different to everyone – and once you define it for yourself, you can start building it and living it.

Coach, entrepreneur, and business alchemist Michelle Spalding helps you do just that in this entertaining how-to packed with vivid stories, great examples, and meaningful exercises that drive home the book’s core takeaway: life is much sweeter when we strive for and achieve our own personal version of success.

As a fifteen-year, multipassionate entrepreneur, Michelle has learned a few things the experts don’t talk about. She shares what she knows to be true about:

  • How to define success for yourself – and stop the comparison crap
  • How to honor the wise woman within – and listen to what she’s telling you, before taking action
  • Why forgiveness, spirituality, and love are all important elements of any successful business
  • Why your business should support you in living the life you want – not suck the life out of you
  • The myth of perfection and how to get over it
  • And much more!


With the kookiness of your favorite aunt and the wisdom of a wise old woman, Michelle helps you reconnect with the things that are most important to you and fall back in love with your business.

Praise for Glitter, Duct Tape and Magic

Amy Rose, LCSW

Incredibly relevant for surviving in business - during this global pandemic!

I loved this book and I’m amazed at how perfect the timing is for its release! I am a psychotherapist and I’m going to recommend this book to all of my clients because almost every single one of them is considering how to transform an interest or hobby into a form of income they can use, in order to navigate through the changes occurring at every level of our society. The author offers practical advice on building a business, great insight into the challenges and struggles every new business owner experiences, sprinkled with inspiration and humor to keep you believing in your own brand of magic. This book is applicable and relevant to the time we are living in and feels like a gift to the world!

Sarah (From Amazon)

A must read!!

This book is AMAZING!! It was very thoughtfully written. Michelle Spalding kept it real, and straight from the heart. I found it interesting, relatable, and inspiring. I actually read it twice and started highlighting my favorite quotes. It will surely help anyone who’s a business owner or considering opening a business of their own. BUY THIS BOOK!!

I now can see all the Glitter, Duct Tape, and Magic that’s been put into my own business. It’s a whole new perspective as an owner.

Margaret M. Smith

Time to bring spirituality, vulnerability and emotion into our business world!

I like to share with people that I'm a recovering "people pleaser", and I loved that through various parts of this book- Michelle addresses that. She covers imposter syndrome, creating a work environment that actually FEELS good, and the importance of working with clients you actually like and respect. I am a new entrepreneur (just 1 year in) and I found her book very relatable, warm and inspiring.

Who doesn't want more glitter, duct tape and magic in their life?

Read the book and then take what she suggests and actually DO IT!

Julee Hunt

Wise and Useful Guide for Entrepreneurs

This book is chocked full of ways to build your business with integrity and authenticity! Michelle has shared her mistakes along the way and how she changed gears. She is witty and funny throughout the book. If you are an entrepreneur or thinking of being one, this is a must read! At the end of each chapter she has questions and actions for your to take for your own business - super helpful!

Wanda Schebel

Loved it!!

It reminded me why I started business and it is okay to pivot. It was from the heart. She spoke of challenges we all have (but are afraid to admit) and how she made it work. This is a must read for any owner wandering if they made the right decision to start business.

Vanessa Rosen

Encouragement every female business owner needs to hear

I found Michelle's story so relatable and as I read it I kept thinking, "ah! so it's not just me who feels this way!" Michelle's trials and tribulations as she grew her small business and overcame the odds offer lessons for every business owner. If you have ever wondered if you are on the right path or if you should just throw in the towel, this book is for you. I also connected with Michelle's message of deciding what success looks like for you, not your friends or your competitors. And, living your life (and running your business) in accordance with your values. The practical advice scattered through this book is the stuff I wish I could go back and tell my younger self. I highly recommend this book.

The Road from Contract to CloseAfter more than 20 years of experience in real estate and tens of thousands of transactions coordinated Michelle Spalding has put together a book to help make the process simpler and more efficient. Discover how to deliver the best service to your clients, keep on top of everything and have more time in your day from contract to close.

Ideal for Realtors, real estate investors and transaction coordinators alike.

Praise for The Road From Contract to Close

Dbscroth (From Amazon)

Easy to understand

As someone who is just starting out learning the transaction coordination aspect of real estate, I found this book invaluable. This is a well thought out book - organized, easy to understand, and well written. I have taken a couple of online courses for TCs, both of which were expensive and worthless. I wish I had found this book before paying almost $200 for the online course. Michelle's book has much more to offer and covers not only processes, but provides some helpful philosophical perspectives. I was so pleasantly surprised when Michelle personally and promptly answered an email question I had regarding some of the forms referenced in her book - anecdotal evidence (to me) that she stands behind her values she espouses in her book.

Sarah (From Amazon)

Great book!

I was interested in becoming a Transaction Coordinator. Since I had never been in the real estate industry, I really didn’t know where to start. This book brought me clarity. It was informative, but didn’t make me feel overwhelmed.

I highly recommend it!

Rachelle Marchbanks

A Must Read for Real Estate Agents and TC's

I am a new TC struggling to start my business. I am so glad I took the time to read this book. I was easy to read and full of valuable information for both Agents and TC's. I now have the why behind my decision to start a TC business. I know that time management is key to success. It has a great glossary of real estate terms and resources. I highly recommend this book!!!!!

Valerie (From Amazon)

MUST READ

There is just one thing I can say about this book: EXCELLENT! Very happy with this purchase. Even though it is a short read, very good information!

Cheryl (From Amazon)

Informative and shares her knowledge from her vast experience of Closings. Consulting and interactions.....great stuff!

Michelle shares her insights and systems and how you can too and save you time, money, and stress in real estate and more.

Kindra R.

Helpful and inspirational

I am very new to the industry. This book is a gem!

Easy to read, full of inspiration and helpful, usable information. Money well spent.

About Michelle

Michelle Spalding helps women who are feeling disheartened and frustrated by their business, define and realign with their version of success so they can live a life full of joy and freedom.  READ MORE →

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Michelle Spalding helps women who are feeling disheartened and frustrated by their business, define and realign with their version of success so they can live a life full of joy and freedom.  READ MORE →

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