Michelle Loretta is a strategist for the events industry andcreator of Be Sage Consulting, formerly Sage Wedding Pros. She has been educating, coaching, and consulting event professionals since 2009. With a degree in accounting, roots at the Big 4 firm Deloitte, and experience as a stationery entrepreneur, she dissects numbers to help level-up businesses’ earnings. Michelle wakes up each day excited to create Financial Strategies for Wedding and Event Businesses. She has been asked to speak at a number of industry conferences, including NACE Experience, Biz Bash Live, and The Special Event. She was named one of the TOP 1000 Event Professionals by BizBash in 2019. She is also the winner of the 2021 ILEA ESPRIT best conference award for the Be Sage Conference.