Michelle is an organisational psychologist who works internationally as a business coach and executive HR leader to senior executives in blue chip companies—most recently in an Australian bank. Her 20+ years’ experience has taken her across the globe from Europe to Australia, NZ, USA, South America, South Africa and the Far East.
Her career experience has come from a wide range of sectors including mining, telecommunications, insurance and financial services, oil, pharmaceuticals as well as local government, working across a full range of functions and levels.
A New Zealander by birth, Michelle has also lived in the UK, Australia and USA and now resides here in India. Michelle’s career began in consulting and client management, before she moved into senior HR leadership roles in learning, recruitment, diversity and inclusion as well as talent management. Now a generalist HR executive leading a large service centre operation, Michelle continues to manage cross-cultural teams across diverse geographies in middle management, senior management and director level roles.
Whilst active in many grassroots diversity organisations, Michelle has consistently played a critical leadership role in supporting Women’s networks, PWD employees and customers, as well as being an affirmative ally in LGBTI+ community. Michelle is passionate about driving inclusion through a focus on two key enablers—Flexibility and Unconscious Bias.
Through her corporate experience, Michelle brings a practical, bottom-line commercial orientation and perspective to her work with individual executives, and those wishing to be executives in the future.
Michelle has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, and an MSc (Hons) in Organisational Psychology. She is a Board Member for a start-up Assessment firm, Talegent, and is an HR Committee Member of the Bangalore Chamber of Commerce.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- Marcus Aurelius
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