Industrial Psychologist and Personal Development Coach
Michelle is the owner of LifeInspire, a Personal and Professional Development Business which aims to assist individuals, teams and organisations to unlock latent potential through coaching, training and consulting. She is an Industrial Psychologist, Professional Co-Active Coach and NLP Practitioner. Michelle has also undergone training in Psycho Neuro Immunology and uses the principles of Neuromodulation in her coaching practice.
Prior to establishing LifeInspire in 2011, Michelle spent 10 years working in the financial and professional services industry. She developed and managed firm wide leadership development, assessment, coaching and mentoring projects, developed and delivered various training programmes and facilitated numerous team interventions.
Michelle has worked at all organisational levels from talented young individuals to executives across diverse industries.
As a coach, Michelle partners with clients to move forward and claim their right to live a fulfilled and balanced life that is authentically aligned with their values. She expects her clients to be passionately involved in their coaching process and in return they can expect a coach who will hold them higher than that which they may be accustomed. She challenges her clients to look beyond their “comfort zone” while providing a safe environment for them to explore unfamiliar areas of their life and being.
On the personal side, Michelle is the wife of a busy mining industry executive and mother of two blossoming girls. She has varied interests and believes a healthy diet, exercise, a positive outlook on life and having values-aligned goals breeds contentment and success.
Michelle is proudly South African and endeavours to use her time, talents and expertise to empower and nurture others and to foster positivity.
Here is what Michelle's client's have to say about their coaching journey with her:
"I gained a deeper insight into the type of “tools” available to me to understand my deeper drivers and goals in life. This in turn helped me to help define areas where I needed to apply additional focus/change. Aside from just the tools, your calming, circumspect approach to dealing with any issues or negativity I brought forward certainly made the difference in being able to apply these tools"
"I gained insight into what is important to me as well as the barriers that I myself am putting in the way of progressing down the path that I would like to proceed upon. My experience has been great and it has been effective in growing me and has helped me in identifying what is important and what is holding me back."
"Our coaching sessions helped me to understand my personality and gave me some tools to practice/use in the work environment (e.g. building self-confidence and participating in meetings and tips in connecting with the audience in my presentations). I also gained a listening ear and your perspective on different issues faced which helped me to put things into perspective. I felt valued and looked after!"