RELEVANT SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
International Coaching Federation Associate Certified Coach
OSCM Coaching for Performance Certificate
Mindfulness for daily life Certificate (Distinction)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) (Distinction)
Advanced Facilitator Trained
Experienced internal and external coach
Change, Performance and Talent Management
I am an inclusive, authentic coach & learning facilitator. I have an open, curious, flexible, and client-centred mindset. Following a 25yr corporate career, I bring a wealth of knowledge and practical experience.
From roles in training, operational leadership, change, performance management, team performance, talent partnering, executive leadership development, coaching and mentoring.
I have experience in building and developing an internal global coaching faculty for an FTSE 100 and have led the delivery of a global performance management approach, talent succession planning and training coaches to deliver strategic leadership development programmes. I also collaborate with leaders to empower and build performance accountability and inclusion within the teams they lead. I bring focus and humility to my work with corporate and private clients and have worked across cultures supporting leaders in Italy, France, Poland, Ireland, Asia, the US, and the UK. I am comfortable working face-to-face and virtually.
Providing individuals and organisations with a supportive, challenging, and safe space to reflect, I partner with clients, co-creating an environment for them to think big about what they can achieve and commit to action. I also partner with clients to support mindfulness practice, providing space to be still and develop focus and resilience. As a volunteer, I mentor sixth-form students as they navigate employment or further education and am also an associate board member with UK ICF with a focus on coaching in organisations.
Hello, I'm Michelle...
Michelle Atkinson is an inclusive, authentic coach & learning facilitator. She has experience in building and developing an internal global coaching faculty for an FTSE 100 and have led the delivery of a global performance management approach, talent succession planning and training coaches to deliver strategic leadership development programmes.
My clients include those in the financial services and public services sectors.
“Michelle coached me during a pivotal point in my career development, during the delivery of a critical and incredibly challenging project. The coaching I received from Michelle gave me the continued resilience I needed to remain focused and assured and enabled me to then provide this as a leader for my team and stakeholders. Michelle is incredibly personable and perceptive; she enabled me to think in a completely different way and helped me address previous experiences which were holding me back. I’ll always be grateful for her perceptive questions and the awkward silences that allowed me to do some of my best thinking. I would recommend Michelle every time”
Senior Leader, Aviva