Many Individuals. Infinite Possibilities.

Be A Change, LLC


"Unity is strength...when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved."

Mattie Stepanek

Thought Partner

“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become YOUR WORDS.
Keep your words positive because your words become

Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes YOUR HABITS.
Keep your habits positive because your habits become

Keep your values positive because your values become


Mahatma Gandhi



"Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed."


Irene Peter


What do colleagues say?

"Practicing and reflecting upon the principles in Student-Focused Coaching allowed me to engage with fellow educators and leaders and practice coaching conversations that were open, relied on evidence, and led us to collective inquiry into improvement. Implementing the ideas from Student-Focused Coaching allowed me to participate in cooperative and collaborative coaching conversations that empowered teachers to uncover and embrace student needs and engage in efforts to maximize the skills and knowledge to improve student learning.  The "Student-Focused" instructional coaching model has had a significant impact on professional collaboration and improvement to student learning outcomes."

Sunny Weiland, PhD

Associate Professor, King's College

"Midlothian ISD has greatly benefited from Student-Focused Coaching! Our instructional coaches are more confident in their work with teachers, focusing directly on teachers' needs. Principals and teachers sing their praises as a valued think-partner to their professional learning with outcomes of increased student achievement!" 

Becki Krsnak

Executive Director, Midlothian ISD


"Daryl is especially valuable to work with because he understands the joys and challenges of every level of education: classroom teacher, principal, coach, administrator, service provider, and community member. People who understand the complexities of the classroom, as well as the systems that support teaching and learning, are rare, but Daryl really does have the full picture. His knowledge and experience, coupled with his strong communication skills and positive problem-solver stance, make him a wonderful partner to work with and a valuable addition to education leadership teams."

Mary Stump

Strategic Literacy Initiative Associate Director, WestEd

"'Change is not easy; it's a process.' Dr. Michel helped me begin my process of change in the two years that I worked with him. Through his guidance and methodologies, I was able to find my "why" for teaching again. I have the utmost respect for him and hope that I am able to work and learn from him in the future."

Jessica Arellano

Elementary Teacher, formerly Harlingen CISD


Daryl Michel (Mick-el), PhD

25811 Coronado Ridge

San Antonio, TX 78260


Tel: 210.380.8375

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