Michelle Rose Gilman
Twenty-six years ago, Michelle Rose Gilman founded Fusion Academy, a private, alternative one-to-one school for students who did not fit into the one-size-fits-all model of public education. From humble beginnings in her Southern California garage, Michelle grew her school from one small facility to over thirty schools in California, New York, New Jersey, Chicago, and Texas. From one small school in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California, Fusion Academy is now a leader in the education industry with over $60 million in annual revenues.
Michelle has written 8 books and has been awarded numerous awards for her achievements over the past decade. Most recently, she was recognized by the 2014 San Diego Women Who Mean Business Awards, and has placed on Inc. Magazine’s 500 Fastest Growing Companies 4 years in a row.
Michelle is also the Founder of The Well-Heeled Warrior, mentoring and coaching female business pioneers toward creating abundance, manifesting change in the world, leaving a legacy and having the time of their lives!
Michelle is on the Board of Directors of Rock to Recovery, a nonprofit organization founded by Wesley Geer, former guitarist from the band Korn, that brings music, forming a band and recording songs into the lives of the newly sober.