Michelle’s career spans 20 plus years, specializing in performance consulting in the field of workplace learning and performance.  Michelle brings a unique, fresh and strong customer focus approach with client engagements.  Michelle’s experience and expertise includes facilitation, executive coaching, adult-learning program design and development, and change management.   Michelle’s ability to engage diverse audiences enables her clients to reach and achieve measurable results.


Michelle’s desire is to help individuals and companies achieve success by helping them lead more effectively, become more efficient, effective, productive and experience contentment and enjoyment in what they do. 

Michelle enjoys building professional relationships that promote trust, respect, integrity and fun.


Michelle’s skill set includes a strong facilitation, coaching and consultative approach to training and development engagements.  Michelle has successfully facilitated sessions that include communication skills (DiSC), 360 degree coaching, conflict resolution, customer service culture, project management, solution selling, financial consulting, interviewing skills, and strategic planning.  Michelle coaches individuals at the executive, management, and individual contributor levels.  She also designs training programs and develops training curriculum plans.   Michelle has worked with large, small, family-owned, and non-profit organizations in various industries (Healthcare, Commercial Real Estate, Technology Services).


Michelle’s breadth of experience includes contributions to business success in industries such as:  automotive (Heiser Automotive Group, ADP Dealer Services); manufacturing (Stepan Chemical, Rockwell Collins), and telecommunciations (Motorola, CenturyLink, Bahamas Telecommunications).  Over the past decade, Michelle has worked as an independent consultant.  Prior to that, Michelle worked as a consultant and instructional design manager for a sales and customer service training and consulting firm (Corporate Dynamics) and she began her career in this field working as an instructional designer for Andersen Consulting and Waste Management.


Michelle holds a Master's Degree in Training and Organizational Development from the University of Minnesota.  She served on the board as Co-VP of Marketing with the Chicago Chapter American Society of Training and Development (2010 – 2011).  Michelle is an executive coach and became certified with WABC (Worldwide Association of Business Coaches) in 2007.  In 2006, Michelle earned a certification (Certified Professional Learning and Performance (CPLP) from ASTD.  She is an adjunct faculty member for Roosevelt University and teaches Human Performance Technology and Consulting Skills. She developed and facilitated an online course (Servant Leadership) for Benedictine University.  You can reach Michelle at Michelle_rtbar@comcast.net.