Leaders rely on Michelle as an ally because she understands their world like no other consultant.
As a senior executive, she was personally responsible for multimillion-dollar revenues; pioneered green business practices; and launched a breakthrough tablet device ten years before Apple introduced the iPad.
Through her singular ability to recognize individual potential and bring it to fruition, Michelle’s clients include executives and their teams at Global Fortune 500s, high-potential companies, and non-profits, as well as members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Her reach extends beyond her clients as a sought-after speaker and as an expert consultant for the Best Practice Institute. She is a leadership columnist for Construction Today and Fast Company magazine. Her by-lined articles appear in The Washington Post, Business Insider, North American Builder, and HR.com.
She is the author of over 100 articles and several books on strategy development and executive performance.
Michelle’s global approach comes from her own life experience. She has drunk black market vodka with young leaders of change in the Soviet Union, backpacked through Southeast Asia, and gotten lost on five continents. Working for Deutsche Telekom, she led teams spanning the globe.
Based in Silicon Valley, Michelle also spends several weeks each year speaking, training, and consulting in Germany and China.
Michelle received her Master of Business Administration, with honors, from Middlebury College’s Fisher School of International Business. Michelle has the highest possible German-language certification for business from the Goethe Institute.
Since 2007 she has been an adviser to the Global Social Venture Competition at the Haas School of Business. The team she mentored in 2010 won first place out of over hundreds of competitors from around the world.
Her passion for future leaders begins at home, with her volunteering to develop and deliver children’s leadership programs at kids’ grammar school.