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Event Date: March 8, 2018
Event Date: April 5, 2018
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“We had recently reorganised – bringing together technology and consulting teams that had previously worked fairly autonomously. Michelle Gibbings was engaged to facilitate an offsite with the new team and help us begin aligning around our new strategy/culture and charting the path forward. She was delightful to work with – flexible, focused and generous with her time. Running sessions for a diverse audience of 100 people requires expert planning and execution. Michelle bought great energy and insight to the day as our speaker, and the event was a huge success. I highly recommend Michelle as a speaker and facilitator.”
Steven Willson, Chief Technology Officer, AMP
I engaged Michelle to run a series of sessions with my leadership team and broader team to help build the team’s engagement and capability. The sessions were well designed, expertly executed and achieved the desired objectives. I received fantastic feedback from the team, who found the sessions stimulating, thought provoking and practical. The team walked away with new ideas and learnings, and focused to deliver on our strategic outcomes. Michelle was very easy to work with – accommodating, organised and intent on delivering value. I’d highly recommend her.
Michael Clark, Executive Director- Technology & Innovation, Fair Work Ombudsman
I engaged Michelle to custom design a leadership program for managers in the function who were new to their leadership role. Michelle was delightful to work with: pragmatic, flexible, focused on delivering excellent outcomes and clearly an expert in her field. The feedback from the program participants was overwhelmingly positive. They appreciated Michelle’s depth of experience and her ability to keep them engaged in the learning process. I would highly recommend her as a facilitator and trainer.”
General Manager, Digital, Major Australian Financial Institution
“Michelle delivered a thoroughly engaging story at the Waste Management of Australia Women’s Leadership Lunch, drawing on the challenges of her own personal journey across a variety of senior management roles. Michelle’s inspirational words and informal communication style added up to a great experience for the audience,” Stephen Holland, Waste Management Association of Australia.
Michelle facilitated a highly insightful and useful session to the EDGE business group. Michelle’s expertise is evident in the knowledge she shares, her engaging facilitation style and her ability to tailor the content to the group’s needs. If you are looking for someone who knows how to captivate the audience’s attention, impart new ideas skills and is a delight to work with then Michelle is your go-to person.
David Simpson, Chair – Edge Business Group
Michelle’s passion for, and knowledge of, change management and transformation is exceptional and I highly recommend her expertise.
Donna McAuliffe, Head of Change and Digital Adoption at National Australia Bank
We worked with Michelle on our team dynamics and stakeholder engagement. She brings a unique skillset in balancing individual focus and development, while progressing the team as a whole. I would not hesitate in recommending to use Michelle.
Carlo Cataldo – Chief Risk Officer, ME Bank
Jacqui Bourne, Head of Business Improvement, Coles
Our Coles HR community came together for a day to sharpen our lens in managing and leading change. We were delighted that Michelle could be a big part of that day. Michelle helped us to integrate the day into the Coles change management framework, and enhance it with her enormous experience in driving large transformations and addressing big communications and change challenges from the field. We received great feedback from our teams:
“A great selection of presenters, Michelle was the final presenter and drove a lot of self-reflection for me …. how to integrate appreciative approaches, invest in my networks and being ready and able for the next change.”
“Michelle has an infective energy and inspired my confidence with her stories of engagement and persistence.”
The Influential Change Practitioner course provides a fresh and creative approach to what it takes to be an advocate who can influence more effective change outcomes. I’d definitely recommend the program to anyone who is looking to improve their personal style and get the skills to be a more influential business professional.
Georgie McGibbon, ANZ Bank
Michelle was very responsive and flexible to our needs, astute and intuitive about how to ensure the work she completed had significant impact at The Smith Family.
Annette Young, Head of People and Culture, The Smith Family
Michelle’s strengths are in analysis and critical review, and she is able to get to the core of an issue and provide suitable and realistic suggestions. She has the highest level of integrity, but also a great sense of humour and perspective.
Dr Kate Ames, Senior Lecturer and Industry Placement Coordinator, Professional Communication, CQUniversity
Michelle was a key member of my leadership team, and a trusted adviser. She thinks strategically, builds strong relationships, is exceptionally well organised and is committed to delivering excellent outcomes.
Bruce Munro, Group Chief Risk Officer, NAB
Michelle always delivers an engaging, thought provoking and highly informed speech. She adds tremendous value to the conference program and is a delight to work with.
Martin Tolar, Managing Director, Governance Risk and Compliance Institute
I would have no hesitation in recommending Michelle as an industry leader in change management.
Christine Bartlett, Non executive Director at Mirvac