Hello, I’m Michaela

Born and raised in the UK, I have lived and worked in Europe and Asia, before settling down in Sydney, Australia in 2007.

With almost three decades in senior corporate leadership roles across three continents, I have lead large talent acquisition and leadership development functions, and had the privilege of observing and influencing the career paths and personal growth of thousands of leaders and aspiring leaders.

My unique specialism and passion is in the area of leadership presence. And in 2015, I launched my own speaking, leadership coaching, and professional image business to deliver services that empower current and emerging leaders to reach their fullest potential, and support organisations to strengthen and protect their reputation and brand identity through their people.

I have shaped my business and client experience around my values of courage, accountability, personal growth, fun and trust. A regular and committed volunteer and mentor, I have a strong passion for empowering women from all walks of life. In my spare time, I style and coach disadvantaged women, helping them prepare for job interviews, increase confidence, restore dignity, and sustain employment.

Committed to ongoing personal and professional development, you can find a list of my current qualifications below.

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  • Certified Executive Coach through the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership (IECL)
  • Certified Master NLP practitioner through the Institute of Applied Psychology
  • Certified Corporate Image Consultant through the Studio for Image Professionals
  • Certified Style, Colour and Personal Image Consultant through First Impressions Image Training & Consulting
  • Accredited to deliver a number of leadership and talent assessment tools and diagnostics
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in International Hospitality Management