Being able to influence is a critical ingredient for success in a complex, changing world.
Today’s organisations are complex to navigate and challenging to succeed in. If you want to grow your career you need to be able gain greater traction at work and make progress. In short, you need the capability to influence at all hierarchical levels.
Released in 2016 to great reviews, this book will help you unpack the key steps you need to take to understand yourself and others, position yourself, get heard, negotiate wisely and make accelerated progress.
For more information and how to purchase Michelle’s book “Step Up”, click here.
I engaged Michelle to run a series of sessions with my leadership team and broader team to help build the team’s engagement and capability. The sessions were well designed, expertly executed and achieved the desired objectives. I received fantastic feedback from the team, who found the sessions stimulating, thought provoking and practical. The team walked away with new ideas and learnings, and focused to deliver on our strategic outcomes. Michelle was very easy to work with; accommodating, organised and intent on delivering value. I’d highly recommend her as a facilitator and trainer.
Michael Clark, Executive Director, Technology & Innovation, Fair Work Ombudsman
I can’t recommend Michelle highly enough to anyone who is looking to achieve leadership excellence personally or within their leadership teams.
Christine Connor, Head of Human Resources, Spotlight Retail Group
I found the Step Up and Influence course was well paced with excellent insights to promote discussion; sharing real life experiences to demonstrate how the techniques could be implemented. A very worthwhile course for any organisation to harvest benefits from their workforce attending. Michelle is fantastic!
Inger Nieuwkamp, Director, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Absolutely loved the Step Up and Influence course. Very valuable information that can easily be implemented.
Nicole Fong, Compliance Manager, Westpac
I attended Michelle’s Step Up and Influence Program and found Michelle presented great tools and resources to assist anyone in the workplace to begin to create greater influence.
Grant Pearce, Business Manager, Anaconda Group Pty Ltd
The Regulation team has used Michelle on a number of occasions to facilitate team and strategy planning sessions. She is exceptional at bringing the team together, ensuring the objectives of the session are met, and keeping the discussion on track and the team engaged throughout the process. She is able to work with participants at all organisational levels, and is adept at understanding their needs to ensure they are able to contribute their best to the session. She keeps the sessions focused, stimulating and productive. I highly recommend her.
Renate Vogt, General Manager Regulation, Citipower and Powercor
We engaged Michelle to lead a series of workshops with a group of stakeholders from a diverse range of organisations. The work was fundamental to achieving a common set of goals and objectives at the inception of a collaborative project. Michelle did an excellent job. She was conscious of the future stages of the project beyond her involvement and helped provide direction to the group and well as an important sense of commitment and cohesion. Her consensus approach to facilitating group decision making was essential to identifying and reaching agreement on group objectives. Her outgoing personality brings energy to her workshops which helped provide momentum to the project. Michelle is effective at engaging with stakeholders in a professional business environment. The group enjoyed working with Michelle and I would be very happy to work with her again.
Adam Zaborszczyk, Senior Sustainability Officer, City of Melbourne
Michelle facilitated a highly insightful and useful session to the EDGE business group. Michelle’s expertise is evident in the knowledge she shares, her engaging facilitation style and her ability to tailor the content to the group’s needs. If you are looking for someone who knows how to captivate the audience’s attention, impart new ideas skills and is a delight to work with then Michelle is your go-to person.
David Simpson, Chair, Edge Business Group
Michelle’s passion for, and knowledge of, change management and transformation is exceptional and I highly recommend her expertise.
Donna McAuliffe, Head of Change and Digital Adoption at National Australia Bank
We worked with Michelle on our team dynamics and stakeholder engagement. She brings a unique skillset in balancing individual focus and development, while progressing the team as a whole. I would not hesitate in recommending to use Michelle.
Carlo Cataldo – Chief Risk Officer, ME Bank
Our Coles HR community came together for a day to sharpen our lens in managing and leading change. We were delighted that Michelle could be a big part of that day. Michelle helped us to integrate the day into the Coles change management framework, and enhance it with her enormous experience in driving large transformations and addressing big communications and change challenges from the field.
Jacqui Bourne, Head of Business Improvement, Coles
The Influential Change Practitioner course provides a fresh and creative approach to what it takes to be an advocate who can influence more effective change outcomes. I’d definitely recommend the program to anyone who is looking to improve their personal style and get the skills to be a more influential business professional.
Georgie McGibbon, ANZ Bank
Michelle was very responsive and flexible to our needs, astute and intuitive about how to ensure the work she completed had significant impact at The Smith Family.
Annette Young, Head of People and Culture, The Smith Family
Michelle’s strengths are in analysis and critical review, and she is able to get to the core of an issue and provide suitable and realistic suggestions. She has the highest level of integrity, but also a great sense of humour and perspective.
Dr Kate Ames, Senior Lecturer and Industry Placement Coordinator, Professional Communication, CQUniversity
Michelle was a key member of my leadership team, and a trusted adviser. She thinks strategically, builds strong relationships, is exceptionally well organised and is committed to delivering excellent outcomes.
Bruce Munro, Group Chief Risk Officer, NAB
Michelle always delivers an engaging, thought provoking and highly informed speech. She adds tremendous value to the conference program and is a delight to work with.
Martin Tolar, Managing Director, Governance Risk and Compliance Institute
I would have no hesitation in recommending Michelle as an industry leader in change management.
Christine Bartlett, Non executive Director at Mirvac