Executive Coach

Michelle is top-notch. Her corporate experience combined with a people-centered view of leadership has helped me become a much more focused, results-oriented leader while at the same time enhancing my people management skills in leading technology organizations.
— Deepak Thakral, VP Product & Engineering, Chartboost


Michelle delivers results and creates peak performers for companies by conducting rigorous corporate coaching and aligning those outcomes with key business drivers. She is a sought-after talent who has coached hundreds of corporate leaders in diverse work settings and challenges, and is unique in combining her business acumen to drive results while enhancing interpersonal relationships.  Results matter AND people matter.

Michelle's coaching is heavily informed by her work as an on-demand executive and her global consulting on merger integration, corporate strategy, leadership development, communication and transformational change.  She brings invaluable savvy and understanding of the tough realities of business and has a particular gift for helping a leader excavate the vision within him or her, articulate that vision, and then hold people accountable to achieve that vision.  No small task and one that is often overlooked in the constant pressure for quick returns.

Michelle's Corporate and Executive Coaching Specialties include:

  • Executive Leadership Development
  • Accountability
  • Time Management
  • Communication & Influence Skills
  • Executive Presence
  • Change Management
  • Self-Mastery
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Culture Change
  • Goal Setting
  • Clarifying Purpose & Desired Outcomes
  • Decision Making
  • Conscious Business
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Blind Spots
  • Employee Engagement
  • Improving Interpersonal Relationships at Work
  • Resilience
  • Leading teams through challenges
  • Emotional Intelligence for Executives
Michelle’s coaching at three levels in our organization absolutely raised the overall GPA of my division from a C to a B+ in just a few months. People became stronger, clearer managers and better leaders to drive change.
— Kathy Kilbourne, EVP Wells Fargo
Michelle is terrific. She helped me with Emotional Intelligence. My EQ score was low on the assessment so Michelle walked me through some exercises to understand that being right doesn’t make you smart. In fact, focusing on being right is dumb because it ruins relationships. Then I pieced together that there were many instances in my life where I did things that I thought were “right” – but not helpful. Being right was costing me things and pushing people away.
— Brian Ayers, Executive Chef