Michelle is an accredited facilitator, who is adept at helping groups and teams reach agreement and decisions on critical matters.
She can successfully steer groups through a process, which delivers greater team engagement, enhanced capability, agreement on critical decisions, and strategic alignment.
Michelle tailors her facilitation style to suit the needs of the organisation and participants. She works with her clients to ensure that outcomes are secured, and is passionate about delivering value every step of the way.
To secure the best outcome in your facilitated process it is best to engage Michelle from the start of the process.
Michelle facilitates in:
- Strategy design
- Team building and effectiveness
- Stakeholder engagement
- Collaborative decision making
How this works
Michelle loves bringing teams and diverse stakeholders together to help them secure a common purpose and to progress their goals.
She believes passionately in the value that clear and well-designed facilitation can play in shaping team and organisational outcomes.
As an accredited facilitator she knows the skills and techniques necessary to ensure the desired outcomes are delivered, whilst increasing stakeholder commitment and buy in.
Who this is for
This approach is for leaders and organisations who need to:
- Build more productive and engaged teams
- Secure agreement with diverse stakeholder groups
- Design and deliver participatory decision making processes
- Develop a new strategy or approach, whilst gaining stakeholder buy in and commitment
- Uplift team collaboration, leadership and decision making capacity
What you can expect from Michelle:
- Tailored approach that is fit for purpose and accounts for your organisation’s needs
- Support and guidance throughout the facilitation process
- A designed facilitation approach that ensures delivery of agreed outcomes
- Highly skilled, focused, inclusive and engaging facilitation style
I first met Michelle when I was working at Coles. Michelle was engaged by Coles to provide leadership development to the HR practitioners at the annual HR conference. I found Michelle to be an incredibly engaging and inspirational speaker and to this day I recall distinctly one element of her training that she delivered at this conference that had a significant impact on me at that time.
With the strategic pillar of building and supporting high performing teams I thought Michelle would be perfect to work with the Spotlight Retail Group executive team on leadership and self-management. However before she got the opportunity to do this, a greater need arose and that was to provide a two day workshop to our 130 plus store managers and some of our more senior leaders from our Support Group.
The two days was a resounding success and I personally received a lot of feedback from the store managers about how much they enjoyed Michelle’s facilitation and content. One store manager wrote to me and said “I thought Michelle was fantastic! She made the conference more productive”.
Personally I find Michelle to be authentic, engaging, inspirational, incredibly intelligent and well read, with an innate ability to use her knowledge to tell a story, make a point and link it to the learning outcome.
I know this is only the start of our flightpath at SRG and I’m confident that Michelle will continue to pilot our plane to support and enable our strategic pillar of building and supporting high performing teams. I can’t recommend her highly enough to anyone who is looking to achieve leadership excellence personally or within their leadership teams.
Christine Connor, Head of Human Resources, Spotlight Retail Group
“The Regulation team has used Michelle on a number of occasions to facilitate team and strategy planning sessions. She is exceptional at bringing the team together, ensuring the objectives of the session are met, and keeping the discussion on track and the team engaged throughout the process. She is able to work with participants at all organisational levels, and is adept at understanding their needs to ensure they are able to contribute their best to the session. She keeps the sessions focused, stimulating and productive. I highly recommend her.”
Renate Vogt, General Manager Regulation, Citipower and Powercor
“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
“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 engaged Michelle to provide a series of sessions around the country for our Financial Advisors as part of their ongoing professional development. These sessions focused on equipping advisors with the skills and techniques to best manage their teams and themselves in a complex, ever changing environment. Michelle’s session was engaging, thought-provoking and highly practical. We received fantastic feedback from the participants who walked away feeling inspired and energised to thrive through change! I’d highly recommend Michelle as a speaker and facilitator.”
Learning Design Manager, Major Financial Services Organisation
“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 as a facilitator and trainer.”
Michael Clark, Executive Director, Technology & Innovation, Fair Work Ombudsman
“I engaged Michelle to run a series of sessions with our frontline and head office staff as part of our capability development programs. The sessions were designed to provide employees with insights and practical skills to help them create their winning edge and thrive in a changing world. Michelle was delightful to work with – flexible, responsive and very attuned to our needs. The sessions were exceptionally well received, with comments such as:
- Best facilitator of the series. Very engaging style
- Sharp and easy to digest
I am looking forward to working with Michelle again.”
Wendy Lightfoot, Capability Consultant, ANZ Institutional
“Her consensus approach to facilitating group decision making was essential to identifying and reaching agreement on group objectives. Her outgoing personality brings energy to her workshops which helped provide momentum to the project. Michelle is effective at engaging with stakeholders in a professional business environment.”
Adam Zaborszczyk, Senior Sustainability Officer, City of Melbourne
“We had recently re-organised 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 a 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. In addition to the formal objectives we also wanted each individual to leave with some new tools to help develop their careers. Michelle bought great energy and insight to the day as our speaker. The event was a huge success. I highly recommend Michelle as a speaker and facilitator.”
Steven Willson, Chief Technology Officer, AMP