Michelle brings a performance-focused approach to her work with a diverse group of business and community leaders. Prior to her Executive Coaching career, which started in 2002, Michelle was the Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications for a leading international investment firm. This background in communications continues to play a significant role in her work with executives, entrepreneurs and a range of senior leaders in the profit and non-profit sectors.
In addition to her International Coaching Federation accreditation, Michelle holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, a Master’s degree in Leadership Studies and is currently a doctoral student working towards a PhD in Organizational Development and Change through Fielding University in Santa Barbara, California.
Michelle’s professional dedication also extends to her volunteer commitments as an active community builder. She is an experienced Board member having served on the International Women’s Forum BC Board, as well as on a variety of others including Ronald MacDonald House, Vancouver Opera, the Vancouver YWCA, Vancouver College, Big Sisters of BC Advisory Board, BC Women’s Hospital and Health Center Foundation and is a former Board Chair for The Minerva Foundation for BC Women. In 2015, Michelle co-Chaired BC Women’s Hospital’s inaugural fundraising Gala, raising $1.2million for the new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Canada’s largest maternity hospital.
In 2015, Michelle was made a Lieutenant of BC Government appointee to the Architectural Institute of BC Council where she serves on the Nomination Review committee and also Chairs the Future of Architecture committee. She is also an active Mentor with the LORAN Scholars Foundation, a national program dedicated to supporting young leaders through their undergraduate studies.