About Michelle - Michelle Gibbings

About Michelle

Michelle Gibbings is a change leadership and career expert, and the author of ‘Step Up: How to Build Your Influence at Work’, and ‘Career Leap: How to Reinvent and Liberate your Career’. 

Obsessed with unlocking high-impact choices to accelerate meaningful progress, Michelle is enabling a new breed of leader – one that’s fit for the future of work.

Through her passion and advocacy for a new approach, Michelle has built a distinguished reputation as the keynote speaker, advisor, facilitator and executive mentor of choice for many leading edge corporates and global organisations.

She works with some of Australia’s most respected organisations, including ANZ, Coles, Orica, John Holland, ME Bank, and Telstra, along with government departments and agencies. Before establishing her leadership business, Michelle worked for more than 25 years in corporate, much of it in senior leadership roles.

Michelle has Undergraduate Degrees in Communications and Commerce, a Masters in International Trade, Certification by the International Federation of Compliance Associations, and Chartered Manager status. She has also studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of Finsia and the Australian Institute of Managers and Leaders, and alumnus of Leadership Victoria’s Williamson Community Leadership Program.   She regularly appears and writes for major national publications and media outlets. She is also an accredited coach, trainer and facilitator.

When not running her own successful practice or managing her predictably mischievous pup, Barney, Michelle sits on the Board of the Arts Law Council of Australia and somehow finds time to venture to hidden, exotic pockets of the planet with her husband and best friend, Craig.

Find out more about Michelle here.

What’s the value she delivers?

For organisations

Working with global organisations, she helps them manage the complexity of optimising business decisions and delivering sustainable outcomes by building their capability and capacity to lead in ambiguous, changing times.

For teams

She helps build connections, cohesion, purpose and value to create an innovative, dynamic and trust-based working environment where people excel.

For leaders

She supports and guides them to new levels of leadership capability and effectiveness so they achieve meaningful and sustainable success.

For individuals

Michelle works with team members to build their capabilities in core competencies including: decision making, change leadership, negotiation and influence.

How does she work?

Michelle works with her clients with:

Integrity – the relationship is based on trust, credibility and reliability to deliver results that delights clients

Achievement – dedicated to helping individuals, teams and organisations reach peak performance outcomes

Learning Mindset – learning is fundamental to renewal and growth and so Michelle stays at the forefront of knowledge and practice in her field

Optimism – she focuses on a practical, forward focussed and empowered approach

Enthusiasm – each project and engagement is tailored to the client’s specific needs. There’s no “cookie-cutter” approach applied!