Michelle was invaluable in my career relaunch. Michelle established a framework and structure to my relaunch, and I gained confidence, stayed positive and on track. Michelle led me through an assessment to identify what content, control, culture and compensation I wanted in a new career and helped me stay focused on identifying appropriate positions and industries. Michelle helped me channel family support and remove personal obstacles to change. I look forward to working with Michelle throughout my career and highly recommend her for women wanting to make an adjustment in their work-life balance.
Investor Relations Professional
“I worked with Michelle for over a year to help me build my solo-preneur business. During that time she was a consistently positive, encouraging, inspirational source of motivation for me. She helped me set and achieve goals for my business and overcome some of my own limiting factors. I would recommend Michelle quite highly as a career coach, especially for women looking to build (or re-build) careers!”
Michelle, You are a fabulous coach. I loved your focus, and expertise on mid-career women, dealing with all the anxieties, recognizing the need for support and camaraderie. What I also loved was the support from the other women. I must say I've belonged to other women's groups, and I dropped out of them because of the lack of support.
Keep up your tremendous work.
Kathleen Camilli, Founder and Principal of Camilli Economics, LLC
Michelle leads our return-to-work coaching groups in NYC. I have been impressed with the depth and breadth of her knowledge, her insights with our individual clients, and her ideas for product improvement. I give her my highest recommendation for her excellent work and am happy to speak with companies or individuals who are considering engaging her.
Carol Fishman Cohen, Co-Founder of iRealunch and Co-author of "Back on the Career Track"
Michelle recently presented a workshop on Strengths-Based Leadership to our Board. The workshop focused on how each member of the Board could use her individual strengths to work together as a Board during the upcoming year and to lead the organization. Michelle was articulate, insightful, extremely professional, prepared and motivating. Each member of the Board left the training feeling empowered and confident in their ability to lead. As a Board, we felt as if we had really learned about one another and how we can use our strengths to work together in the upcoming year. Her presentation far exceeded my expectations for the retreat. We look forward to welcoming Michelle this year to present a training to the entire membership of our organization.
Lynn Marvin, Attorney at Jones Day & President of Junior League of Central Westchester
Thanks to Michelle, I am making strides in my business that I never would have gotten to on my own. I have a business plan, which has been invaluable in defining what I’m going to do and what I will say no to. Like any working mom, I get regular requests for my time. Now I have a guideline for making those choices.
Anne van der Voort, Nutrition & Lifestyle Counselor
“Michelle elicits such depth and honesty. Her listening skills and ability to put pieces of history and emotions together are invaluable. Thank you for everything. I found the material, your leadership and the people in the group all contributed to a very positive experience.”
– Barbara Fix, Radio Show Co-Host & Founder of Dogs for Defense
– Nicky Reed, Owner of Glenhove Gallery
– Andrea Tuchman, professional photographer
“In a short amount of time working with Michelle, I have acted on key career decisions that have enabled me to live with much more intention and control. As someone who constantly feels like life is on “fast forward” and trying to slow down, Michelle has coached me to reflect on my choices and identify what is most important at this time in my work and life. I now consciously seek out the professional work I want to be doing and am able to confidently say no when I need to, allowing me to be more present both in the office and with my family. As a result, life feels rich and full with a greater sense of balance.”
- Canadian Public Sector Litigation Counsel
“The benefits of coaching with Michelle have been very powerful. I began working with Michelle when I constantly found myself challenged with juggling career, parenting and daily life demands. She thoughtfully guided me to focus on measurable tasks and recommit to important areas of my life, including health and organization of our busy household. We began by making simple changes and carving out time for things that mattered most to me. Working together created much needed order, which freed me up to be more creative in other aspects of my life and more emotionally present for my family. Since working with Michelle, I have learned a great deal about myself and have developed important new skills to lead a more focused and fulfilled life.”
- Clinical Social Worker
“Thanks so much for getting me unfrozen! I literally could not take action before I spoke to you. I always have liked the line 'inaction is decay'. I wrote it down, many years ago, in a journal and I always remember it. I feel unstuck now. Thanks so much!!!"
- Andrea Tuchman, professional photographer
“Michelle has been coaching me through a period of exploration as I evaluate my professional goals, my parenting priorities and my commitment to my community. Michelle’s natural curiosity and strong listening skills make her easy to talk to but it’s her focus that makes her special. She asks the right questions and leads me, gently, towards new ways of thinking about old problems. She helps me organize my thoughts, identify my strengths and challenge my perspective. As a result, I am empowered with a fresh outlook and a positive attitude, and ready to take productive action. Michelle’s warmth, insightfulness and a positive spirit make her a valued partner in living a balanced, purposeful life.”
- Graphic Designer