“Coaching opens up new ways
of seeing a situation and yourself.”
With more than 25
years’ experience at senior executive level, Michelle has
specialised in complex strategy development, business operations
and technology implementation with some of Australia’s leading
Most recently, she was
Chief Information Officer for the National Australia Bank, with
responsibility for their technology businesses in Australia and
In senior roles in
Australia and New Zealand, including Group General Manager of
corporate strategy at MLC and Suncorp, Michelle has shown how to
make “things work in a work environment”.
She has been a driving
force leading technological and cultural changes in the
financial services and technology industries, including
companywide integration programs post mergers and acquisitions,
and she believes the ability to build strong relationships with
stakeholders and establish credibility and respect with both
boards and senior executives is crucial to success.
It’s these skills,
combined with her intuition and hard-won experience that she
brings to her coaching, assisting clients achieve their goals
and make a difference through their work.
Michelle has a life-long quest for learning and loves to see
“ordinary people achieve extraordinary thing” and she believes
coaching offers clients the opportunity to better understand
themselves and others, and a “refreshing” space in which to
explore ideas and opportunities.
Backed by her
extensive experience and understanding of regulatory and
corporate governance environment for corporations and boards,
Michelle has utilised her strategic skills as director of the
NAB Group Superannuation Fund, the Investment & Financial
Services Association, Bank of New Zealand Life Insurance and
National Wealth Management Advice and Licenses Board.
She was awarded the
banking and finance CIO of the year award in 1998 and 2006.
Michelle believes in
balancing the thrill of accomplishment at work with a fulfilling
life. She is married and divides her time between her home on
the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and Sydney.