Michelle regularly writes for and features in local and international publication and media outlets.

Executive Style: How to find a job when you’re still unemployed

Between jobs for longer than you expected? Seeing the weeks stretch into months can be disconcerting and depressing – and in a less-than-buoyant employment market, it’s an experience more Australians are becoming familiar with. So what are the secrets to keeping despondency and desperation at bay while you get yourself back in the game? Read […]

L&D Professional: Why multitasking is a fallacy

Everyone loves to believe that they are brilliant at multitasking. However, the sad reality is that it’s a myth because when you multitask your attention is broken. Want to know more? Head over to the Learning and Development Professional website. — Everyone loves to believe that they are brilliant at multitasking, said Michelle Gibbings, founder of […]

Women’s Agenda: Change is constant: How to train yourself to thrive with it

It’s critical to build the skills and techniques to make change work for you.  If you are unprepared you are less to be able to adapt and thrive. And statistics show that businesses that can’t adapt eventually go bankrupt or shut down. Successful change requires you to be purposeful, positive and planned. Want to know more […]

L&D Professional: Leadership lessons from Malcolm Turnbull’s campaign

Since Malcolm Turnbull became Prime Minister, there’s widespread belief that he curtailed or buried his views and ideas.  He lost his voice and authenticity as he tried to appease both sides of the political divide. The same thing happens to people in the corporate world. In their effort to build relationships and build an internal […]

L&D Professional: Three tips to make change work for you

If you are unprepared for change, you are less to be able to adapt and thrive. Successful change requires you to be purposeful, positive and planned. The Learning and Development Professional shared my three tips to making change work for you. — If you are unprepared for change, you are less to be able to adapt […]

The Hip Pocket: Why business owners need to stop being busy and make change happen

The world is changing, and faster than it ever has before. A 2016 report by the CSIRO and the Australian Computer Society, Tomorrow’s Digitally Enabled workforce, predicts that nearly half of the jobs in Australia are at risk of computerisation and automation. As a business owner, if you’re not focused on how you need to […]

Modern Business: Why influence is a team game

People want to feel they are making progress on work that matters, and that their manager ‘has their back’.  If their manager is powerless to influence outcomes, this impacts the team’s morale. My full article was featured in the July edition of the Modern Business magazine. — The respected former CEO of Intel, Andy Grove, once […]

QLD Times: Get your voice heard

Do you want to be more heard at work? Have a boss that won’t take what you have to say seriously? Help is here! Head over to the Queensland Times, who featured my book ‘Step Up: How to build your influence at work’ in their June edition. — DO YOU want to be more heard at work? Have […]

Inside Small Business: A seven-step guide to a boosting your work skills

It’s a cliché to say the world is changing – it always has and always will change. In order to thrive through change you need to keep your skills relevant, and continuously refine and adapt your working style. If you want to boost your skills at work, read the July edition of Inside Small Business who […]

Women’s Agenda: How to steal back time by empowering those around you

A 2012 McKinsey Global Institute report found that the average office worker spends 61% of their working week writing emails, searching for information and communicating internally. While US data, which is easily extrapolated into the Australian context, found that professionals lose approximately 31 hours a month participating in unproductive meetings. At the same time, leaders are […]