Michelle is unashamedly obsessed about creating massive, positive social impact for companies and individuals.
Michelle is the amazing brain behind Being More Human. 20 years of experience providing guidance, leadership development, recruitment support and strengthening the culture in organisations across 20 industries has shown her one truth – modern businesses are losing their humanity. After seeing the world and meeting people from all walks of life, Michelle chose to dedicate her life to helping businesses in Australia to become more human in the way they operate and their culture..
Michelle has brought a team of human resource and organisational development experts together to increase humanity in the workplace through kindness, psychological consulting and deep, transformational change for organisations, teams and individuals.
Michelle has been recognised amongst the community and industry for her profound contribution both to the corporate world and to her much loved charities, however perhaps one of her proudest achievements is the award she has received for being the world’s best mum… she even has the mug to prove it!
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Chief Conversationalist • HR Guru • Entrepreneur • Public Speaker • The Ultimate Mum
Michelle’s credentials include:
- Masters in Social Ecology (Organisational Development)
- Bachelor of Social Science (Human Resource Management & Human Relations/Communication)
- Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
- Lifetime Accreditation in LSI and GSI (Human Synergistics)
- Accreditation in Managerial and Executive Wellbeing Survey (MEWS)
- Qualified Coaching and Performance Consultant (Chris Howard Training)
- Certification in Myers-Briggs
- Convener of the Newcastle Network for the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).
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By the age of 21 Michelle was bringing humanitarian aid to war torn zones across the global, such as Somalia, Kenya, Rwanda, Kosovo and Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo). As she watched the suffering people, crammed into these villages filled with terror and pain, she started seeing a pattern. Peoples behaviours and responses to this terrible, powerless situation seemed to fall into distinct clusters or patterns and their ability to cope and have hope appeared dependant upon which of these patterns they spent most of their time operating in.
After coming back to Australia, Michelle’s desire to help others through conflict and development led her into the corporate sphere with human resources and consulting. In this space she continues to help individuals and organisations, empowering them to move through the phases of change – which inevitably begins with suffering and can progress towards thriving where they can be the captain of their destiny.
During her 20 years in the corporate world, Michelle noticed that the same patterns she observed in war zone were appearing in workplaces. People whose thought process reinforced they were victims and were powerless to end their suffering were less likely to have hope and find ways to engage in behaviours that were beneficial to them. Those whose mindset was they were in control, believed positive things would happen and applied a ‘can do’ approach, seems to thrive.
Contemplating the similarities led her to develop the Mindset Mastery Model – a method by which people can train themselves to shift their thought processes out of the ‘sufferer’ mindset and progress through ‘survivor, passenger and driver’ up to the ultimate goal of having a ‘thriver’ mindset.
"Michelle has a contagious passion for empowering people, backed by years of experience in everything to do with culture building, leadership development, HR and strategic planning."
"Michelle's different approach allowed me to hone in on my message and get clearer about my purpose and values. Highly recommended!"
"Michelle was engaging and I left with a confidence in myself after listening to her speak. You can feel her genuine interest and care for the people around her and that in itself is quite inspiring."