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Whether you need an intensive one-on-one program designed to meet your goals, or you have a team or group which needs to function better, I can help. Because...
I believe work can be fulfilling. I believe you can thrive in your career. I believe now is the perfect time to start your own business. I believe that risk of authenticity is worth it. I believe that leaders who replicate their own dysfunctional family dynamic are the biggest threat to a workplace.
I believe in speaking up.
I believe that change is a constant. I believe that fear is crippling. I believe that there’s no such thing as “perfect”. I believe that someone right out of jail without a high school diploma can be a great employee. I believe that someone with an MBA can be a great employee. I believe that all great employees need a mentor.
I believe that the simplest solution is the best solution.
I believe that people are generally good, and want to help others. I believe you never really lose when you make a mistake – you get to learn. I believe most companies don’t really know how to compensate or incentivize their employees. I believe some great leaders are born, and some great leaders learn. I believe that workplaces can become better places.
And that’s why I do what I do.
I am here to work with you on whatever you need. Let me help.
Powerful Coaching. Powerful Results.
"I first went to Michele out of curiosity. I come back for the results! It is amazing how she knows just which questions to ask to generate a new energy and thought process. When I’m stuck, I call Michele. When I want to test an idea and have someone turn it on its ear, I call Michele. There are lots of people with experience but Michele just has that something extra – wisdom and a Zen-like quality – that helps me put it all together!"
Susan DeFife Askew
Entrepreneur, lifelong student
"Michele is both insightful and articulate. She has a wonderful way of giving and imparting her expertise so that both her clients and her audience come away with goals and a real vision of how they are going to make lasting changes that will serve them well at work and at home."
President and CEO, Wellness Corporate Solutions
"Michele has a keen intuition and gentle demeanor which enable her to ask the right questions in the right way, so I feel safe to explore uncomfortable and powerful issues. She is a first rate executive coach that I highly recommend for her creative approach, thoughtful technique and superb listening skills."
Julie M Hodack
Leadership Coach and Educator
"Michele's eye is forever on the prize, which isn't making the most money, but making the most of your gifts, skills, and potential, and making danged sure you know the value of those things to the people you can best serve. I walked in with one offer and walked out with three, the main idea solidified, a fledgling idea validated, and an idea I never saw coming."
"Michele has a forward thinking approach that was would benefit anyone in pursuit of professional growth. Her capabilities as a coach along with her teaching skills are outstanding."
"Michele cut through two years of stuck in just two sessions. She identified the real problem almost immediately, and moved me through it all with compassion. My business is now moving forward, growing and I feel confident and hopeful for the first time in a long while."
"Michele helped me to approach challenges with confidence. Rather than providing answers, she offered perspective and helped me to reframe situations, always empowering me to be in control. With her guidance, I learned new tools for making plans, taking action, and getting results."
Michele is an experienced professional. She understands her customer needs, she listens, and she is smart, articulate, and practical. Michele is a delightful person and an excellent pro."
Harvard Business Review presents:
How to Deal with Bullies at Work
In this interactive Harvard Business Review webinar, executive coach Michele Woodward shares the playbook she has developed for identifying and diffusing difficult people in the workplace.
In The News
You are more powerful than you think. By Michele Woodward, featured on The Huffington Post.
|Dice Complaining to HR Without Blowback by Yael Grauer. If a trip to the human resources office is in order, sometimes talking to HR can make a bad situation worse.|
|WNYC Knocking Out the Office Bully. Bullies don't exist just on the playground. They also exist in the workplace as well. So what's the best way to deal with your local office thug? Jenna Kagel interviews Michele Woodward on WNYC Public Radio.|
|Dice Your Workplace Transition Survival Guide by Yael Grauer. A few tips to help you find success in your new role.|
|The Chicago Tribune What do you do if you have an Office Trump? "I think Donald Trump has created a new normal for a lot of people, and I think it has unleashed and empowered certain people to have these similar views to voice them where they might not otherwise." Executive coach Michele Woodward speaks with Chicago Tribune reporter Rex Huppke.|
|The Wall Street Journal Paul Ryan Demands for Work-Life Balance Wise for Job-Seekers? Executive coach Michele Woodward joins Lunch Break With Tanya Rivero. (video)|
|How She Really Does It Podcast with Koren Motekaitis. (audio) 6 Questions to Ask To Make a Change. Michele and Koren discuss the 6 questions, getting yourself rooted and making decisions.|
|How She Really Does It Podcast with Koren Motekaitis. (audio) Being Invited as Opposed to Anxious Hustle. Michele and Koren discuss visualization tools, the anxious hustle and loving ourselves.|
|How She Really Does It Podcast with Koren Motekaitis. (audio) How to Find a Creative Solution When You Don’t Believe You are Creative. Michele and Koren discuss listening to your inner voice, the cost of being a “good girl” and asking for what you want.|