Michèle Foster


I run M19 Inc., a marketing agency I founded. I also have a brand of Provence rosé called Solière that I export to the United States, and I create educational content and courses about rosé wine and the French lifestyle. I have authored a book about Spiritual growth available in three languages, and I run an online mentoring and coaching platform designed to help people get the most out of life.

I do all sorts of things, including writing, designing, video editing, teaching, presenting, and traveling. I have to be very organized and develop systems for being efficient so I can get a lot done in limited time, and I have to manage teams because I need people to help me get things done.

I love marketing because it is technology driven and is constantly changing, so there is always more to learn and it never gets boring! I also love to write and in order to be a good marketer, it's important to be able to communicate effectively. I love having a wine label because rosé is FUN and I believe it is very important to have fun in life! All work and no play makes Jill a dull girl!

I work in Europe but my marketing clients are all in the U.S. That means that I am in a different time zone than most of the people I work with, so I adjust to their schedules. For me this means I work in the afternoons and evenings, and have my mornings free. I like this because I get to start my day with something fun like hiking with my dogs or going to the beach, then I come home and work until 10 p.m. or later. Because of this, my family has dinner very late and we go to bed after midnight!

I studied "pre-med" in University, which means a lot of science in preparation for medical school. I wanted to to do clinical research. Then I realized my personality type was not well suited to working in a lab, so when I finished university I went to work in public relations and specialized in medical/pharmaceutical PR, and worked my way up to becoming country managing director. This career led me to work in Mexico, Argentina, Colombia and New York. Then I got my MBA in finance and international business and went to work as a stock broker on Wall Street! After that I went back to Mexico as a turn-around CEO, then I went to France to run a manufacturing company. After that I started my marketing agency (still based in France) and have worked with clients all over the world, including the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. It was in France, as well, that I created my wine label. I believe French wine is the best in the world!

I love my coaching and mentoring platform and I believe that spirituality is an important part of having a well-rounded, healthy, abundant life. I plan to continue growing this platform and taking it international, so I can help more people.

I live close to the beach and close to the mountains, so I'm lucky in that I get to go to the beach, scuba dive and snorkel during the summers and go snow-skiing in the winters! I love dogs and I love to take them hiking. I also love to cook - I cook almost every day for my family - and eat yummy food! We also entertain a lot; my husband and I love parties! Sometimes, I also like to be by myself and read books and write in my journal.

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” - Eleanor Roosevelt