MW81614_082rMichele Williams , a true renaissance woman,  has both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in social work and a master’s degree in continuing education. In addition, she is a certified oncology social worker from the Society of Oncology Social Work Board and  is an ordained minister from the Universal Life Church who can conduct marriage ceremonies and eulogies. She has been studying voice for over 25 years and studying painting for over 20 years.  She is a mental health provider for numerous managed care companies and has been a  long time Public Speaking Instructor at Columbia College Chicago. She has held numerous social work positions and has worked extensively in medical social work specializing in oncology, critical care, and end of life issues.  She is the owner of a business entitled Life Story Services, where she helps others tell their life stories and market and promote their skills. She has published her autobiography Happy Girl Michele, tales of a true renaissance woman which can be viewed or purchased from the Blurb.com bookstore which features her watercolors and poetry and has had numerous personal and professional development articles published. Her paintings and pins are for sale at the Andersonville Galleria at 5247 N. Clark Street in Chicago and can also be purchased online. To see Michele’s artwork on everything from T-Shirts to Ties, visit her Zazzle store here and her Cafe Press store here. She can be contacted at happygirlmichele@earthlink.net or thru renaissancewomanmichele.com