On-Demand Leader

Simply stated, if you have a chance to work with Michelle, do it. She is in the top 2% of COO/Performance professionals I’ve worked with in more than 15 years.
— Andrea Kates, Former CEO LaunchPad Central


Do you have a sudden void in senior leadership? Missing the right person on your bench? Can’t do a permanent hire, but need critical staff for a specific project? 

Michelle is exceptionally skilled at wrangling complexity and difficulty while accomplishing what successful on-demand leaders set out to do - get the best out of people, quickly. She is able to balance operations and problem-solving while nurturing innovation and meaning - a unique gift that makes her, as one client says, “the ultimate in user-friendly.”  She’s never met a challenge she doesn’t like and is adept in VUCA:  Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity…the code words for today’s business environment.

Michelle excels at using her action-and-results-oriented style to get vital work done fast.  Speed and precision are her superpowers. Her ability to analyze a company’s cultural and financial landscape quickly, while skillfully navigating change and ambiguity, ensures the success of her leadership tenure.  Michelle also has exceptional emotional intelligence that inspires people to accomplish impossible deadlines...and have fun doing it.  They can tell she really cares.  As she often says, "Results matter AND people matter."  Not easily daunted, she believes there is always a way to get it done.

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Michelle’s special brand of commitment, candor and compassion to do the right thing is evident the moment you meet her. I have seen her bring out the best in the most challenging of circumstances, enlightening CEOs and equipping managers with practical skills. She builds trust and demonstrates leadership every step of the way.
— Kazumi Mechling, Former President, Cohn & Wolfe Los Angeles (a WPP company)