Indiana, United States
Michelle believes in the power of Conversations Worth Having and Appreciative Inquiry to create positive and transformational change in people and organizations. After spending over 20 years in library administration and management “in the trenches” she is passionate about helping libraries engage with their communities, increase collaboration and partnerships, discover their strengths, imagine their futures, design positive strategies for success, and improve their workplace cultures. As the Director of Consulting Services for OhioNet, a non-profit organization that supports library success, she presents, trains, and facilitates in strategic planning, community engagement, wellbeing, positive change, communication, and leadership.
Michelle is a certified Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator, and holds a Certificate in Creating Positive Change from the Change Lab, as well as a Certificate in Creating Wellbeing and PERMAH Survey Accreditation from the Wellbeing Lab. She holds a Master of Library Science from Indiana University, a Graduate Certificate in Public Management from Indiana University, and a B.A. in Advertising from Purdue University. She serves on the board of a local Youth Foundation and can also be found reading, kayaking, hiking, biking, walking her dogs, and traveling.