Meet the Small Changes Big Shifts Team

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Our Core Wellness Champions

Just as your success is based on the quality of your team and products, so is ours. The Small Changes Big Shifts team is a group of talented, caring, and knowledgeable wellness professionals who thrive on helping others be their best. To view our whole-person programs for companies and organizations, visit our page.

Dr. Michelle Robin

Dr. Michelle Robin

CEO | Founder

Jamie Durner

Jamie Durner

COO | Program Director

Desiree Cole

Desiree Cole

Content Director | Brand Manager

Zachary Cole

Zachary Cole

Chief Creative Officer

Bayleigh Petty

Bayleigh Petty

Executive Admin

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Dr. Michelle Robin
D.C. | Founder of Small Changes Big Shifts

Quadrant Strengths: Mechanical, Chemical, Energetical, and Psychospiritual

Michelle is the founder of Small Changes Big Shifts®, Big Shifts Foundation®, and the Kansas City Wellness Consortium®, but more importantly, she is a visionary for the well-being of many generations. After opening her chiropractic practice in Kansas City over 30 years ago, she’s become a national influence and memorable leader in the wellness industry. Her simple framework – called the Quadrants of Well-Being – is the key to what many people have been looking for when it comes to discovering their best life. She has spent the majority of her career helping people make small changes that ultimately create the biggest shifts in their well-being. As a chiropractor, author, teacher, holistic healer, podcast host, unshakable optimist, international speaker, and passionate advocate for generational change, Michelle has left an impression on thousands of lives by helping them find their unique path to wellness and enrich their purpose in life.

Jamie Durner
COO & Program Director | NBC-HWC | PCC | CAP | CMT | RYT

Quadrant Strengths: Mechanical, Chemical, Energetical, and Psychospiritual

At a young age, Jamie knew she wanted to make the world a better place. She started in international social work and women’s health before finding a perfect home in holistic healing, making the world better one healthier person at a time.

Her passion is empowering people to express and honor their authentic selves to lead their best lives. She is the creator of the “Creating Health & Harmony”, “Healthy Weight, Healthy You” and “Healing from the Inside Out” wellness programs and a contributing author to The Woman’s Guide to Holistic Health & Wellness and Yoga in America.

Jamie joined Small Changes Big Shifts for the opportunity to work in a community to create a bigger impact. As Chief Program Director. she helps organizations find their “right fit” programs, facilitates presentations, and guides small group learning circles. A fun fact about her: She loves to play – hiking, biking, skiing, Duolingo, Catan, bridge, contra dancing, reading, and traveling – you name it, she’ll probably say yes!

Desiree Cole
Content Director | Brand Manager

Quadrant Strengths: Energetical and Psychospiritual

Desiree creates, writes, and manages the voice and content for the brand. She found a love for wellness while working at Whole Foods Market during college, where she learned to cook more plant-based and care for the body in other holistic ways.

She began her journalism career in Chicago and New York City, where she worked in Manhattan as an editor for a magazine, a reporter in a newsroom, a writer for Guideposts magazines, and an author for Daily Guideposts devotional books. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing in 2013 and earned an Associate of Arts in Graphic Design in 2009.

She joined Small Changes Big Shifts because she believes words are powerful messengers to our spirit, heart, and mind. Some hidden talents include painting large canvas and crocheting small animals for her little boy, but she ultimately loves the art of storytelling in books.

Zachary Cole
Chief Creative Officer

Quadrant Strengths: Mechanical and Chemical

Zach’s expertise is both creative and technical on the Small Changes Big Shifts team. He serves as Chief Creative Officer, guiding in graphic design, web design, videography, and podcasting. He’s been in the industry for over a decade – from Chicago to New York City and now Kansas City. He takes a strong, genuine, and personal interest when it comes to every project because he enjoys offering his strategic thinking and design process to make each project’s dream a reality.

After doing design work for Dr. Michelle Robin’s chiropractic practice for over a decade, it was only natural for him to join the Small Changes Big Shifts team. Zach has personally experienced the power behind what small changes can do in his life. When added up, they have contributed to the biggest shifts in his wellness and life. Something fun to know about him: He grew up in Alaska, where he spent many summers in a remote area doing commercial fishing with family members.

Bayleigh Petty
Executive Administrator

Quadrant Strengths: Mechanical and Energetical

Bayleigh manages all administrative aspects of Small Changes Big Shifts. She also supports the Wellness Consortium by preparing all administrative work for the events across the Kansas City area. She serves as a Board Member for the Big Shifts Foundation, which includes coordinating the scholarship program for young adults in our community.

Her passion for health and wellness began when she first started playing sports. In college, her love for wellness grew even more when she studied Health and Human Performance with an emphasis in Sports and Exercise Therapy. She graduated from Fort Hays State University in 2020. Shortly after, she began working with Dr. Michelle Robin at her chiropractic practice.

In 2021, she joined Small Changes Big Shifts because she believes in approaching health from a whole-person perspective and loves educating people about connecting their mind, body, and spirit. A fun fact about her: She was her senior class president, which means she is in charge of planning all of her class reunions.