I love working with growth-oriented leaders who want to develop their true potential.
Why? Leaders create the enabling conditions for others to prosper and thrive. When leaders thrive, and are able to be at their best, everyone benefits – leaders, those they care about, and the teams and organizations they lead.
Thriving leaders are better, more effective leaders – able to be their best, do their best, and bring out the best in others. And better leaders build stronger, more successful organizations; organizations that are able to perform at their best, making their greatest contribution to the social and economic fabric of our communities.
When I coach and mentor individual leaders, I provide both rigor and support in challenging and encouraging you to lean in and step up to what’s possible, while holding you accountable for the goals and commitments you make.
I bring a holistic approach to my work, to help you connect the dots between who you are, how you lead, and how you can continue to grow and evolve personally and professionally. Deepening your capacity to lead consciously, from a position of choice, and at your creative best — accessing the widest range of possibilities in your leadership and life. When you lead from that place, you can tap into the space where true vibrancy lives for you; the space where you can truly thrive.
Whether I am facilitating a strategic planning process, or helping you evolve your leadership culture, my focus is on working collaboratively with you to foster the conditions for success. I bring a learning lens, respect for all, and an appreciation of the unique perspective and wisdom each person contributes to a process.
Knowing that people support what they help to build, I strive to create environments that encourage everyone to the table to create and co-create solutions. I leverage the power of invitation, questions, robust dialogue and debate, in the process of helping clients find the most compelling way forward, building capacity along the way. Openness, transparency and collaboration are key ingredients in any change process and I’ll work with you to foster those conditions in all that we do.
Michelle is a strategist, planner, facilitator, communicator, certified professional coach and leadership circle practitioner with more than 35 years’ leadership and consulting experience in a range of industry sectors, and companies big and small. She currently leads her own coaching and consulting business dedicated to leadership and organizational development, growth and success — for leaders, entrepreneurs and leadership teams.
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Michelle's ability to instantly earn the room's trust made the whole experience more meaningful.
Michelle created an environment where people were comfortable to share more than they typically might, which led to rich conversations and powerful connections.
From the first 10 minutes, Michelle made it clear that we were in a safe space where we could share freely and openly.
In a very short time Michelle helped me shift perspectives and think way outside my own 'box'. It was a powerful and enlightening experience that has had a lasting effect on my professional choices and leadership effectiveness.
I was impressed by Michelle's ability to ask such compelling questions and expertly guide our sessions, allowing me to find the answers to issues that had been evading me for months.
I appreciated Michelle’s positive and supportive attitude. She was with me every step of the way as I worked through some very challenging transitions in my work life and provided much needed perspective on what I was facing.
My attitude towards work as well as my outlook on trying something new has shifted as a direct result of coaching…
I have gained clarity around who I am, and been able to reframe what is possible and therefore see ways to create pathways forward that will allow me to live with purpose and integrity.
You created a space of trust, integrity and peace where I could express myself in ways that other spaces don’t allow…
Michelle’s insightful and challenging questions along with the techniques she taught, keep me on a path that is propelling me forward and has me reaching for my goals.
If you’d like to gain some really practical advice about becoming a more effective leader, I’ve prepared a short article for you that highlights three things the most effective leaders do really well. It’s a quick read, and gives you practical, concrete leadership development tips you can focus on right now.
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