Transaction Coordinator Academy

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.

Michelle Spalding

Michelle Spalding

Coach | Author | Business Alchemist


Michelle’s passion for business started early on in life. As a teenager she mowed grass, babysat and did odd jobs for folks in her neighborhood. She also taught ceramics at several nursing homes with her mother who at the time owned a ceramic studio. In each endeavor it has always been to help others.

The career path in real estate began when she took a job in 1995 as a real estate paralegal in Central Florida, several years later becoming a real estate broker. In 2005 the itch for having her own business became too much and she launched her own TC company, Transaction Management Consultants, LLC. For more than 15 years the team she nurtured there helped agents in many states. In the summer of 2020, she turned the business over to her team so she could focus on helping others wishing to be Transaction Coordinators and business owners.

Over the years Michelle has been sought out for training and coaching to others wishing to start a career as a transaction coordinator or grow their existing coordinating business. The training, consulting, and coaching services offered at the Transaction Coordinator Academy stem from Michelle’s 24+ years of experience in the real estate industry coordinating transactions.

Originally from Denver, Colorado, Michelle has lived in various places around Florida, New Orleans, Chicago, and now lives with her family in the charming town of Waco, Texas. She is a proud mother of two grown boys and one daughter, and a Grandmother, or “GG” as she is lovingly known to the Grand-Ginger Princess. When the workday is done, Michelle can often be found enjoying live music, reading a book, or indulging in ‘Taco Tuesday’ with friends and family.

In 2015, Michelle published her long-awaited book, The Road from Contract to Close: How to Successfully (and Easily) Manage the Details without Losing Your Mind – Or Your Clients! In March of 2020, on her 50th Birthday, Michelle celebrated the release of her second book, all about her entrepreneurial journey called Glitter, Duct Tape, and Magic.

As sought after coach and public speaker, Michelle is known for helping women magically transform their unique businesses into exactly what they desire.

Diana Tria-Gregorio

Diana Tria-Gregorio

Admin Assistant & Support


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.



Office Manager, Blog Writer, Expert Napper


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



Assistant Manager, Office Joker


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.

The Book

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 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 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.