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Dafna Michaelson Jenet

Dafna Michaelson Jenet Author | Speaker | Legislator


Oprah Radio Interview - Maya Angelou interviews Dafna Michaelson

About Dafna Michaelson Jenet

“There was a little girl and she had a little curl right in the middle of her forehead. When she was good she was very, very good, when she was bad she was…” Sure, you know the rest. When Dafna Michaelson Jenet was growing up her mother and grandmother both loved to sing that song to wavy haired Dafna. Her matriarchs being the two greatest influences in her life, Dafna exchanged the ending of that verse with: adventurous, risk taking, life altering, passion living, difference making.

Dafna’s book “It takes a little crazy to make a difference” is about jumping off the path and hitting the road for the 52 weeks of one year to visit all 50 US states and forging a new life built on telling the empowering stories of ordinary people solving problems in their communities, neighborhoods, businesses, lives, and one by one changing the world. She can teach you to do the same. Whether you have curls or not, Dafna will illuminate the path to the power you possess to change your story

Dafna Michaelson is the founder and Journeywoman behind the 50 in 52 Journey in which she traveled to all 50 United States and Washington D.C within the 52 weeks of one year to find, highlight, and elevate ordinary people doing extraordinary things, solving problems and building community.
As an Author, Speaker, TEDx speaker and TEDxCrestmoorpark Curator, Dafna continues the work she began with the 50in52 Journey to inspire others to action. She does not simply speak to her audiences, she elevates, empowers, and engages them through storytelling, motivational recounting of her nationwide journey, and inspires them to action so that they too can be empowered to make changes in their communities, their workplaces, their families, and their lives.
Dafna received her MBA from the Daniels College of Business in 2001, and is the President and co-Founder of the Journey Institute. Dafna works with small business owners, entrepreneurs and educational faculties to strengthen the core operations of their business settings through motivating their human talent. Dafna utilizes systems she developed following her travels to all 50 states to find the secrets accomplished problem solvers use to create success in workplace and community.

Dafna has been interviewed by the late Maya Angelou and has been featured by CBS Sunday Morning, the Denver Post, NPR and She has traveled around the world to empower people of all ages into action.

Dafna Michaelson | TEDx Talk | 50 in 52 Journey



Dafna Michaelson is the founder, president and JourneyWoman for the 50 in 52 Journey, a project for which she traveled across America to all 50 states and Washington DC spanning the 52 weeks of 2009 to find America’s problem solvers and idea generators.