Michelle is a native of Montana. Growing up in a small town, she was drawn to Lewis & Clark and to Portland, which offered nature and urban life. She majored in Foreign Languages with a minor in West European Studies and joined the year-long overseas trip to Munich, Germany her junior year. LC Professors Angela Jung and Liane Wuttig became two of the most significant influences in her life during that year, offering an immersive education through stories upon stories of German humanities past and present. Close friendships formed, and Michelle was thrilled to take her daughters and husband to meet Professor Jung during the summer of 2022 while visiting friends in Munich from her year abroad.
As a proud alum, she is deeply connected to the school and the gift of a liberal arts education in a breathtaking setting. Campus life was full of memorable experiences, and the school fostered a strong sense of belonging and drive to be a force for good in the world. She still considers herself someone who spreads liberal arts ideals within companies via leadership development training and coaching. Michelle is passionate about fostering curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking in every aspect of her practice.
She started WeekdayRx in 2011 as a consultancy focused on helping leaders become better humans. Michelle supports leaders via their business and culture strategy, executive coaching, leadership training, speech writing (storytelling), facilitation, and building strong cultures of collaboration. She works with a diverse group of global, local, large, and small companies. Before launching WeekdayRx 12 years ago, Michelle worked and lived in Paris, Portland, Seattle, Toronto, and Zurich. She is fluent in French and German.