MSOL Student, Cohort 83
On January 12, 2012, Michele Dubel, along with 16 fellow students, began a journey that will take two years to complete. The name of the journey is Geneva’s Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) Program. Michele and her cohort will meet one night a week in New Castle for the next two years to study history and theory of leadership, leadership and ethics, leadership and decision making, professional development and other carefully chosen courses that are part of the MSOL curriculum. They will develop leadership skills which will enable them to create and effectively implement solutions to modern day issues and problems within their jobs, communities and even their families.
Michele Dubel is the Relationship Manager for Home Instead Senior Care, a licensed provider of non-medical homecare, serving Lawrence and Mercer counties in Pennsylvania. She has a Master’s equivalency in Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health in Birmingham, Alabama and is a summa cum laude graduate from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation.
Michele has taught stress management strategies for over 20 years, focusing on the mind/body component of personal healing. She is also an Arthritis Foundation Exercise and Stress Management Trainer. While working on the inpatient mental health unit at Augusta Medical Center in Fishersville, VA, Michele was inspired by the work of Dr. Christiane Northrup in her book, Women’s Bodies Women’s Wisdom (1998), and began work on her own manual, Stress Management: Learning to Live with Ourselves. This manual offers tools to help people empower themselves to heal and make healthy changes by promoting relaxation, helping to maintain control, and developing an awareness of self interacting with the world.
The 2nd edition of Stress Management: Learning to Live with Ourselves has been distributed to 50 healthcare agencies and is being taught as a class. It is currently being utilized in Texas, Colorado, Australia, and the Netherlands.
Michele presented material at the 2003 Therapeutic Recreation Symposium in Wilmington, NC. A revision incorporated additional journal exercises and sections on nutrition, recreation, communication, managing anger, and time management. These strategies were incorporated into the manual to promote personal healing, strength, and empowerment while creating awareness of the physical and mental signs and symptoms of stress, illness and their emotional counterparts. Tools and coping mechanisms which help to restore a healthy sense of self are also offered. These tools are designed to build off one another and to be used independently.
Having a strong faith in God that fills her with gratitude, Michele enjoys spending time with her husband of 16 years and her three children. She enjoys gardening, reading, teaching, and traveling. She also enjoys the challenge of working towards her MSOL degree. She feels that having her Master’s of Science in Organizational Leadership will help her become a better leader and more adept at improving effective communications with others.
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