Executive Coaching: Michelle is a great Executive Coach that listens and tailors your program to deliver the right desired outcomes for you.

I enjoyed working with Michelle and found she offered practical tools and techniques that support any areas of focus you desire, whether that be confidence in interviewing, presenting with impact or demonstrating executive presence.

Nivin Gonsalves

Program Manager , QBE

Training: The 2 Day ‘Speak with Confidence and Impact” course was a transformational experience for me. I signed up for the course to get some tips to help me with my public speaking skills, without realising how much more I would learn! Michelle taught me so much about how different people operate, communicate and interact. This was extremely helpful for me to understand my own drivers, as well as improving my abilities to influence and inspire others. I highly recommend this for anyone who needs to present, pitch or report as part of their role.

Carolyn Trickett

Head of Business Technology, Jones Lang LaSelle

Speaking: Morgan McKinley engaged Michelle to run a seminar on “the language of influence” for our contractor base as we know many people struggle with speaking/presenting.  Michelle presented to a room of 40 contractors and was great, she has a very engaging style and is very warm and inclusive when presenting.

The content covered in a short space of time was great and Michelle got the whole room thinking with some real life examples to takeaway and put into practice.

The feedback from all attendees was very positive and everyone left the room with a bag full of tips on how to present/speak with more confidence.   We look forward to partnering with Michelle again in the future.  
Jonty Plewes

Associate Director - Transformation & Technology, Morgan McKinley

Speaking: Building Resilience and Relationships as a leader PMO Leadership Summit 2017

“Michelle expressed her deep experience with practical steps that can be implemented immediately”

“Great energy. Michelle conveyed the positive mindset, behaviour and language! Thank you”

Summit Attendees

Self Leadership Coaching: “Michelle is an incredibly positive person who provides insightful advice and support to those she coaches and mentors. I personally found Michelle very helpful in supporting my career, as well as mentoring me through big life event. She helped me work through a blockage I had that was preventing me move forward into my new role of becoming a mum. She is able to tailor her session based on my needs, and I found it’s really easy and comfortable to engage myself in her session.”

Clare Wang

Project Co-ordinator

Self Leadership Coaching:I contacted Michelle when I felt that everything in my life was slipping off my control, felt like nothing was in my favour. My self-confidence was not in its right form in my professional career as well. Michelle found out instantly that my confidence, passion and skill were being over-shadowed by the family and relationship issues I was going through at that time. With her patient listening and her passionate in-depth communication skills, she presented to me the realities of life and made me accept the facts as they were. She touched all aspects of my life and showed me the right way of handling things. Michelle is an expert and needless to say she dealt with me with so much delicacy and care that was needed. I am thankful to Michelle and so delighted to say that my life is back on track.


Presentation Skills. Healthy Mindset Program: “I have worked with Michelle on a number of occasions now; in working on my own public speaking and also in partnership for one of my health and fitness challenges aimed specifically at mums. Both myself and my clients have found her work hugely useful and insightful. Michelle brings a wonderful energy to everything she does so if you are looking for a coach I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.”

Jen Dugard

Founder , Body Beyond Baby & Safe Return to Exercise

1:1 Presentation Skills Training:  I have always been a nervous presenter. I had an important presentation looming when I heard of Michelle’s presentation course. I found the day very enlightening, she took a very personal approach understanding what skills I specifically needed to develop. We were able to use my upcoming presentation as an example. This resulted in me losing pretty much all the powerpoint slides I had prepared and presenting without, very much out of my comfort zone! 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. 

Tara Brown

Paediatric Staff Specialist, Liverpool Hospital

Team Communications Effectiveness Training and Coaching. Michelle facilitated a company behavioural analysis and profiling program that was engaging and very effective in developing techniques on how our team can improve. 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.

Glenn Murray

CTO & Partner, Digital Strategist, Conn3cted

Full day workshop: Progressing from a technical expert into a great leader.

Women in Project Mgmt Leadership Summit 2019 Training:  4.8/5 stars

“Profession and engaging. Interaction and participation was excellent”

“Relevant presentation filled with personal stories and opportunities for group to also share. Positive, admirable speaker. The workshop went quickly.”

Workshop attendees

Liquid Learning

Training: 2 Day Speak with Confidence & Impact Course. I saw Michelle give a seminar at Morgan McKinley on how to speak with confidence. I wanted to do the course but wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. When I did the two full days, I found it gave me everything I needed to do in my job right now. So, it met every expectation, I learnt a lot.

Donella Fardoulis

Business Analyst, Mortage Choice

Resilience Training: “Michelle is an effective trainer and coach. I have taken Michelle’s resilience workshop and found it to be a useful tool in my everyday career and everyday life. The techniques Michelle shows in her workshop are crucial for the personal development toolbox to become a more resilient individual. Michelle’s course is structured yet she is able to tailor her sessions on the fly based on the needs of the audience. I will be looking forward to her following sessions to continue to develop in this area

Yaz Parvez

PMO Project Change

Personal Transformation Coaching: 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.”


Director, Cinematica.tv

EQ Communications Training: “Ever felt like your communication just doesn’t it the target? Be it family, friends, work colleagues or the boss? 
I attended an “effective communications” course that provided great insight into what I can look out for and how to deal with different people in trying to get my message across. Extremely informative, very interactive and highly recommended if you want to hone your communication & delivery skills. Thanks Michelle for the mentor and guidance.”

Hannes Mostert

SAP Professional

2 day Workshop Facilitation: I engaged Michelle to facilitate a kick off workshop for a critical new project. Michelle assisted with the preparations and ran the workshop over the two days with 40 participants. The topics were complex, both technically and commercially and Michelle’s preparation and thought leadership helped us to achieve an excellent result. I continue to receive excellent feedback from the participants and will certaintly look to engage Michelle again in the future. 

Cameron Glass

ATM Project Director, Westpac

MC for 2 day 8th PMO Leadership Summit 2019 

“Exceptional contribution. Well done MC – kept conference on-track and challenged participants to implement key takeaways.”

“Good rep and leader of the conference”

“Useful close that bought it all together – very worthwhile”

“Interesting and good summary of the conference key takeaways”  

Liquid Learning

1:1 Presentation Skills Training: I engaged Michelle to help me with an upcoming presentation with key leaders within our business. I am not a natural presenter and find that my nerves get the better of me. Michelle provided me with tips and tools to manage my nerves, boost my confidence and to communicate effectively. Michelle empowered me to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. I received positive feedback after the presentation and was also able to step in for a colleague at short notice to facilitate a workshop with confidence. I highly recommend Michelle as a coach and to anyone looking to enhance their presentation skills.

Raewynne Tai

Senior Market Access Associate, AstraZeneca Australia

Speaking: 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.

Helen Lovering

Associate Director - Transformation & Technology, Morgan McKinley

EQ Communications Training: “Michelle has provided an excellent training to my team on Stakeholder Management. The training was custom developed to suit the needs of my team. The feedback was excellent and we are looking forward to work with Michelle on our future training needs.”

Jana Kapr

Director, Billigence

Presentation Skills Training: “I was lucky enough to spend 2 days doing a communications and presentation course. She was amazing how she taught us some basics which is all about listening, learning and using visual aids and auditory but also going in and doing the practise. I’m feeling a lot more confident when it comes to doing my presentation”

Christine Aarons

Project and Change People Lead, Telstra

Speaking: “Michelle provided a mindset segment to our 30 Day Wellness Challenge. Mindset is often the missing link with change and as this challenge is all about embracing a new healthier lifestyle it could be more important. Michelle’s approach was engaging, relevant and very well received by our participant and more over helped set the challengers up for a successful 30 days and beyond.”

Andrew Bovill

Managing Director, Centennial Healthclub