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Clients

Who We Serve

We work with entrepreneurs, leaders, teams and organizations of all sizes and types, from corporations to non-profits to start-ups such as:

• Organizations ready to take more risks, adapt and innovate
• Teams who want to produce top quality products and services
• Change agents leading innovation initiatives
• Culture-change pioneers establishing a creative climate and culture
• Leaders who want to inspire and elicit brilliance from their employees and themselves
• Entrepreneurs seeking to create new business directions, products and services
• Creators and inventors wanting to get the creative juices flowing more consistently
 
Some of our diverse (and adventurous) clients have included:

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Some of our Conference & Special Event Presentations

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What They Say

"A profound and transformative experience. Thank you!"  > Jason Schwartz, Vice President of Sales, Clean Currents

"Michelle did her homework before the workshops she did with us, rather than offering 'canned' presentations. The safe, non-judgemental environment helps our very diverse group open up right away, and Michelle keeps the freshness and energy going throughout the day. I see the positive impact on how we work and what we create together."  > Julia Dubner, GEICO Marketing

"Michelle's creative influence has been felt throughout the organization. Michelle brought to Kaiser a great deal of perspective and insight into the creative process that we've used during the planning stages of projects, at meetings, for problem solving and with teams. She introduced creative thinking into a large project which hugely impacted the creative output of all the groups working on that initiative."  > Steven Pereira, Director of Learning and Organizational Development, Kaiser Permanente

"Michelle is a dynamic and innovative leader, consultant and coach. Her approach is results focused, utilizing her expertise in creativity and complexity science. She has created a truly integrative approach that helps great things emerge for individuals, teams, and organizations."  > Tom Soloman, Organizational Effectiveness Officer, Nationwide Insurance

"Michelle's well-thought out plan achieved every one of our goals. It broke the ice and tore down walls. I'm so grateful she shared her talents with us. It was terrific!" > Charles Miller, President of Persuadable Research Corporation

"Michele has a deep knowledge and understanding of the creative process and what it takes to facilitate that creativity in others. I have had the pleasure of watching Michelle work on numerous occasions and am always impressed by her comfort and authenticity in front front of a group. What is even more obvious is her passion for and commitment to opening her clients to there own creative potential."  > Phil Nimtz, Leadership and Organization Development Consultant at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

"I loved your workshop - what a treat! You have such a nice style and are so warm and talented. I really enjoyed the program as well."  > Betsy Jessup Caine, President, Work In Progress, LLC

"Michelle's unobtrusive but focused facilitation provided an excellent model to facilitate the balance of individual gifts and business bottom line. Participants learned to think on their feet and increase their self-confidence in their capacity to meet work challenges. I left feeling energized about my work"  > Juliet Bruce, Ph.D., Executive Director, Transformation Through the Arts
 
"Thank you for the incredible day! I loved all the philosophical underpinnings and your thoughtfulness. It was a pleasure working with you, not to mention playing with you." > Liz Lescault, InPlay Leader

"Great job this morning! I appreciated your pacing, clarity, permission and support for people new to improv and mind mapping." > Meredith Kimball, President, Corporate Advantage 

"The Improv for Interviews workshop was awesome! Michelle's exercises were effective in teaching our members how to better think on their feet and how to feel more comfortable and at ease in ambiguous situations. She is an engaging, fun and an all around great person to work with. It was a wonderful event all around--everyone really enjoyed it!"  > Ellen Sands, VP Events at Net Impact, University of Virginia

"There is a story that at Tuskeegee Institute George Washington Carver had the builders wait to see where paths between buildings formed naturally before they paved the sidewalks. The sidewalks were paved in a way that honored an authentic order, rather than an artificial one imposed from the outside. Michelle performed a similar service for me. She showed me how to understand and follow my own unique creative process, which contains my own authentic order. That enabled me to use my creativity to develop more successful products, and with greater ease." > Kathy Carroll, President, Brain Friendly Learning
 
"One of Michelle's facilitated experience helped me create a popular new puzzle product! Right there, during her process, the ideas all came together in a blinding flash, and the design sprang fully formed from my deeper consciousness as her process opened the way to new insights and a successful new product." > Kate Jones, President, Kadon Enterpises
 
 "I can hardly believe how easy the breakthrough came. Working with you one time has changed our business strategy. We now have a whole new unique position defined. Your system works. I came away with a clearly defined direction I can't wait to put it into play." > Cindy Atlee, Partner, Kohlman-Atlee Communication Strategists
 
"Michelle is the perfect ally during these times when we have to constantly change and adapt and maybe finally pursue that one idea on which to build a new life. She is extremely successful at helping you isolate and define the structure upon which you can build a new product, business, creative expression, workshop, website -- one that comes from the core of you, and that's something from which nobody can ever fire you!" > Karen Rugg, Karlynne Communications 
 
"I've seen Michelle in action both as a performer and facilitator on several occasions. Her facilitation methods are fun, effective and very energizing."  > Bill Olsen, Certified Professional Facilitator, President, Olsen Innovations
 
"Michelle are a great faciliator and the principles and games are fantastic! Just what we needed to freshen our training sessions!" > Angela Churchill, Organizational Development Specialist, Department of Human Services

"Michelle is a scholar of creativity as well as a deeply seasoned practitioner. Her combination of first-rate intellectual and process skills is why she is so spot-on and richly skillful in working with people and groups." > Susan Kuhn, Consultant and Author

"It was an honor and privilege to have Michelle as a guest on our TV show. Her contribution to the discusssion was outstanding. She was clear, conscise, informative, yet personable. My gratitude is immense." > Daria Brezinski, Psychologist and Founder of What Wize Women Want

"Thanks for the energizing applied improv conference session yesterday! I hope to bring more of this into my negotiation course classroom." > Jennifer Beer, Consultant, Trainer, and Author of The Mediator's Handbook

"Thank you so much for a great session! Your presentation really gave the new executives a 'start smart' for their leadership development." > Jane S. Kornblut, Facilitator, Start Smart Leadership Program, Center for Nonprofit Advancement

"Michelle developed an active and customized innovation learning experience for our participants. She exceled at making them relevant and applicable to work. It was a pleasure to work with her and we look forward to doing so again." > Eric Kammerer, Instructional Design Specialist, Dominos

\"Michelle has developed what will certainly be the next big thing in personal and organizational change. Combining improv theatre, group dynamics, intuition, body intelligence and the untapped creativity of the unconscious mind, she seamlessly integrates these power tools as if this new discipline already existed - and with transformative and measurable results."  > Robbe Richman, Product Manager, Zappos Insights
 
"The impact of our work together has rippled across almost every aspect of my business. Her assistance led to many of our latest service offerings. She helped us identify, name and package what we do most intuitively. Michelle is a true creative genius! You will be hard-pressed to find anyone who better understands the essential principles at the heart of the creative process, and how to apply them to any business context. And as a group facilitator, Michelle ranks among the best at unleashing energy, insight, and group connection. Her applied-improv work is a dramatic way to add creative breakthroughs to any company gathering. People will be talking and buzzing about Michelle's session for a long time to come. And everyone will have fun to boot!  > Michael Margolis, President, GetStoried
 
"Michelle’s collaborative approach led to the creation of our concise and true business story which not only captured the full scope and critical messages, but was engaging and became an effective marketing message (as well as story). As a result, we have a marketing tool which expresses the evolution and soul of our business" > Denise Trifiletti, Founder, WomensCommunity

"Michelle's work is brilliant! She provides a safe environment for the emergence process. Experiential exercises skip you through the path of the unknown, linking you to incredible 'ah ha' moments - information that you can act on for business results." > Mimi Malfitano, Team Lead, Northrup Grumman Information Technology
 
"Thank you for facilitating the creative thinking workshop at LMI. What a breath of fresh air to our mostly 'left brain' thinking organization! You have a noticeable passion for what you do, which probably helps explain why you are so good at it!" > Brandon Hill, LMI

"Thank you for your creative facilitation at the Appreciative Inquiry Gathering. I just want to let you know how much it meant to everyone and that we have received a number of thank you's and compliments for such a wonderful evening!" > Deborah Maher, Touchstone Consulting Group