Either as a Host or Emcee for conferences, debates, dinner gala or luncheons and networking events, Michela can bring to your stage the right amount of energy and audience engagement combined with a spark of Italian glamour.
Member of Toastmaster International, she is an experienced bilingual (Italian/English) Manchester-based presenter and lifestyle journalist specialising in lifestyle and wellbeing, with an MA in Communication Studies from the University Of Rome.
As a late bloomers’ advocate, she focuses her work on inspirational content to empower women feeling stuck in their middle age. Founder of the digital lifestyle magazine CrunchyTales.com, the ultimate online illustrated magazine for women over 40 and beyond, her mission is to reset the meaning of middle age, helping ladies not to give up.
Motivational speaker and creator of “Crunchy Talks: Tales From Midlife Journeys”, bi-monthly talk shows that celebrate the talent and resources of middle-aged ladies who break boundaries, find their true calling and create new, meaningful paths later in their lives, Michela wants to challenge stereotypes and old clichés helping middle-aged women to rethink the way they approach midlife, showing them that the best has yet to come.
A former feature writer for the most influential Italian National newspaper La Repubblica, she has been nominated twice for the International Journalism Festival Award (Travel Section) and run several digital editorial projects, including marketing campaigns.
Author of “Salotto Italiano” (Individual Restaurants Production), a series of charity events in support of the Prince’s Trust, former Brand Ambassador for Gino D’Acampo Restaurants, Michela has been also hosting several “road-shows” around the UK promoting the Italian way of life.
She hosted the Literary Cruise “La Nave dei Libri”, the Terna International Contemporary Art Prize, the Gambero Rosso 50th Anniversary Wine & Food Awards and she has been the official Italian Cultural Institute’s debate moderator in London for the launch of the new brand “Piacere Modena” dedicated to Italian excellence. During the Olympics 2012, she covered all the major events at Casa Italia in Westminster.
Her portfolio includes interviews with Nigella Lawson, Mark Hix, Gino D’Acampo, Sir Terence Conran, Valentina Harris, Aldo Zilli, Tricia Guild, Orla Kiely, Allegra Hicks, the world’s top chefs Heinz Beck and Massimo Bottura, contemporary artists like Michelangelo Pistoletto, Ettore Spalletti plus key international executives (Nokia, Microsoft, Sony, Coca Cola, Illy Caffé).