Sometimes to achieve a different result, you need to think and act a little differently.
Little kids go through the phase of asking “WHY” all the time. It’s a normal part of human development and it drives everyone mad in the process. Apart from the incessant repetition driving us mad, its also challenging because most of us never stop to question why we do or don’t do something. Most of us never analyse something unless its broken. Preferring to take a well trodden path rather than carve out our own on unfamiliar territory.
For me, I guess I never grew out of challenging things when they don’t make sense to me and over time “why not” became one of my mantras.
I never understood people that let others decide which box you can and cannot fit into because their view of the world mean’t you didn’t fit their “acceptable criteria”. I never understood people that gave up at the first hurdle. Some might call that stubborn, I prefer to call it determined and that determination has taken me to many wonderful places. Read more
“Influence is about opening someone’s mind to a new perspective, not forcing them to own it.”
Those that know me well, would know of my dislike of “labels”. Mainly because labels are often used as a way of categorising or putting someone in a box. A box that inevitably has restrictions or constraints on them. That excludes them in some way. “You’re too old,...
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“I have always been a nervous presenter. I had an important presentation looming when I heard of Michelle’s 1:1 presentation course. I found the day very enlightening, she took a very personal approach understanding what skills I specifically needed to develop. She coached me through it giving me a lot more confidence and I actually enjoyed giving the presentation on the day. I have continued to use the skills she taught me and have changed my presentation style not only for formal presentation but in small group teaching sessions. I would highly recommend it to anyone giving presentations or indeed teaching others.”
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Team Communications Effectiveness Training and Coaching.
“Our company goal was to learn as a team considering individual communication, motivation and working styles to ultimately create a performance environment with great communication.
Michelle has a great approach and provided a equal playing field for the team to learn and explore, while considering individual needs. As a founder and experienced manager, I learned techniques to modify my approach and communicate more effectively based on individual needs.”
“My time with Michelle was nothing short of life changing. She provides a safe and trustworthy environment through her calm and ever so patient demeanour which in turn allows her technique uninhibited access to the deepest parts of your memory. As well as confronting the most prominent experiences in your life she also draws out your forgotten memories, both good and bad, allowing you to truly understand how poignant they have been in shaping your current life. This is only one part of an extremely thorough treatment. I couldn’t recommend Michelle more highly. She is a life changer. Thank you Michelle.”
Workplace Wellbeing Seminar. “Michelle recently did a talk / presentation to some of our contracting community on the topic of ‘Workplace Well-being – how to thrive at work’. Myself, the team and our contracting audience all gave very positive feedback around the content and learnings as well as it being a refreshing well-being topic being discussed. There were some great tips shared, some being very simple yet very effective and easy to implement, on how to reduce stress in the workplace along with understanding what can trigger stress.
The team at Morgan McKinley have worked with Michelle a number of times now and have always found her to be a friendly, inclusive and engaging speaker. Thanks for partnering with us.”