Michele served as a senior leader at Apple for 30 years, working directly for Steve Jobs in his two stints, Tim Cook, and various other executives. All were demanding, and the work was both incredibly challenging and hugely rewarding. She juggled multiple competing priorities in a faced paced, get-it-done environment. The results speak for themselves. During her time with Apple, they created the iMac, iPod, iPhone, and iPad. It was a learning experience like no other, allowing her to discover exactly what it takes to be successful as a leader, working with a diverse and dynamic team to make good things happen in an intensely competitive environment.
Michele is an ICF Certified Professional Coach, leveraging the lessons she learned at Apple to help leaders develop self-awareness, clarity of purpose, a strong personal brand, optimize their networks, boost staff morale and enhance productivity. She’s coached, consulted, and partnered with all levels of leadership, including senior executives.
CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
- Human Resource Management Certification, Sacramento State University in process
- Professional Certified Coach for Life and Business, UC Davis Extension
- Go Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification, Process Excellence Methodology
- Business Management, University of Phoenix
- Project Management course work, Sacramento State University
My goal as a coach is to help you reach your potential as a leader. How? By helping you better envision where you want to go, strategize and organize more effectively, communicate mindfully, really listen, encourage routinely, and be there as a lifeline of support. It’s all about enhancing your level of both confidence and skill.
And that’s what you want, isn’t it? To be a leader everyone respects, a leader your people would run through a brick wall for, one who not only gets things done but gives people a sense of purpose and belonging to something bigger than themselves.
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”