Meet the Creators

Michelle and Lilamani met while working in Seattle over 20 years ago. Two women from different continents crossed paths unexpectedly, became friends, and created Personalogy™ Games. Michelle was consulting at Microsoft and Lilamani was producing a nature documentary for Discovery. They share a love of family, friends, playing games and ruckus laughter. Their common passion is to ignite meaningful conversations that build positive and lasting relationships.

Michelle is a serial entrepreneur with a flair for coming up with creative solutions, ideas and out-of-the-box perspectives. Her leadership and career coaching & consulting practice, Energy Catalyst Group focuses on helping leaders practice self-care so they can build and sustain a more engaged and energized workforce. She is also well known for bridging communication gaps in the workplace. A few of her clients include Microsoft, Snap Inc., Dexcom, HP and Stanford University. Michelle also applies her creative bent to her culinary skills and enjoys reading, music and travel.

Lilamani has a unique blend of scientific and artistic talents. She graduated in New Zealand with an MSc in Biochemistry, worked in the press office at London Zoo, produced documentaries around the world, and enjoys painting and traveling to unusual places. She is a self-taught artist who has sold her artwork worldwide. 

Personalogy™ was a labor of love invented in 2013 in their respective lounges, over numerous phone, Skype and Zoom calls. Michelle, lives in Northern California and Lilamani, splits her time between New Zealand and London. They’ve enjoyed play testing across the globe in bars, cafes, living rooms, on planes, trains and road-trips, getting continuous valuable feedback and making new friends along their unique journey.

Proving that Great Conversations = Great Relationships. This dynamic duo believes everyone wants to be feel connected and Personalogy™ Games, ‘Cards FOR Humanity’ do exactly that. Personalogy™ is the ultimate connector, social catalyst, and relationship builder, perfect for igniting good old-fashioned fun, a dab of intrigue with a large dose of laugh-out-loud hilarity–ingredients that make relationships stronger and more meaningful.

Michelle and Lilamani are the author’s of 15 Minute Pause and the award-winning self-care deck of JOY Cards on Lilamani has her artwork in the book as well as 48 of her original paintings grace the JOY Cards.

Check out their products: Personalogy games, 15 Minute Pause book and JOY Cards on