Michelle Spalding - Soulful Business


The Transaction Coordinator Academy is the brainchild of founder Michelle Spalding. Years ago someone told her “you should teach this.”

The Transaction Coordinator Academy, or TCA for short, is the place for professional training, resources, and support exclusively for transaction coordinators. With a wide variety of training options, individuals seeking to start a career as a professional transaction coordinator, deepen their skills, or even transform their career into a business will find the resources needed to accomplish their goals.

Here at the TCA we’re constantly adding courses, programs, and resources so check in often.

Bringing Magic Back to Your Business - Michelle Spalding

━━━━   MEET THE TEAM   ━━━━

Michelle Spalding



As a feisty little redhead, Michelle enthusiastically told everyone she would be a writer, teacher and own a business when she grew up. It wasn’t until she was in her 40’s that she realized that she was living her childhood dream.

Today, as a Business Alchemist, Michelle Spalding passionately works with female entrepreneurs, helping them to transform obstacles allowing them to create the life and business of their dreams. She has an almost magic like ability to find simple solutions to complicated issues. She believes that women who know their value and do the work that inspires them make the world a better place. Her mission is to empower all women to do meaningful work and life a life they love.

Michelle started her business in 2005, to give herself more freedom and flexibility. With three young kids, she believed the only way she would be able to have the time she wanted to spend with them was to become an entrepreneur.  It was not always easy and many times she felt like giving up, however looking back on it now she can’t imagine doing anything else.

In 2015, she published her first book “The Road from Contract to Close”, which led to many requests for coaching. Wanting to further help others, in late 2017, she launched the TC Academy to empower those wishing to pursue a career or business as a transaction coordinator access training and support. Early 2020, her latest book “Glitter Duct Tape and Magic” was published.

Over the years Michelle has helped many women create what she calls Soul Crafted Success® and has made it her life’s work to support and empower women to pursue their dreams.

When she is not in her cozy studio in charming Waco, Texas, she’s often found in the garden, snuggled up with a book or playing with her biggest fan the Grand Ginger Princess, her young redheaded granddaughter.

Diana helps put all of Michelle’s ideas into action and has been her assistant since joining the team in 2013. She also heads up the tech support here at the academy. She is a loving wife, and a mother of two young children and resides in the Philippines.

Diana says that she loves the ability to work with people from around the world and be home with her children. Prior to working with Michelle, she worked for Re/Max International and several other tech companies. We’re delighted to have her on our team.

Pia has been working with Michelle for many years as the unofficial
Office Manager, a title she takes very seriously. She is a popular guest
blogger to the Transaction Coordinator Academy site who shares her wisdom as only a zen cat can. When she’s not busy writing, she’s often found napping around the office or glaring at the Assistant Manager Hazel.

Check Pia’s blog here: Zen Advice from Pia

Hazel joined our team in November of 2018, she was rescued from the
Anderson Animal Shelter.

For the most part she’s the mischievous one who is knocking things off the desk, playing in the trash can or pouncing on our Office Manager Pia. Generally in the late afternoons she finds the spot in the sun near Michelle’s desk and takes a long nap.

━━━━   OUR BOOKS   ━━━━

Glitter, Duct Tape, and Magic



Starting a business is fun and exciting – until it isn’t.
Being a female entrepreneur isn’t all Instagram moments, amazing retreats, and coffee with friends. It’s hard work, it’s messy at times, and, some days, it can simply suck. What, you wonder, did you get yourself into? But it doesn’t have to be that way. Success looks different to everyone – and once you define it for yourself, you can start building it and living it.

The Road from Contract to Close



How to Successfully (and Easily) Manage the Details without Losing Your Mind – Or Your Clients
After more than 20 years of experience in real estate and tens of thousands of transactions coordinated Michelle Spalding has put together a book to help make the process simpler and more efficient. Discover how to deliver the best service to your clients, keep on top of everything and have more time in your day from contract to close.
TCA is proud to support organizations who are making a positive social impact in how people access housing around the world. We believe that even the smallest actions can have a ripple effect and create a lasting positive change in our world.

We currently partner with:

kiva - transaction coordinator academy


Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create better opportunities around the world.

habitat for humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing organization founded on the conviction that everyone should have access to safe and affordable accommodation. We donate to our local branches.