Michelle Burke

Michelle Burke

Founder & President

Michelle is a highly respected communication, team and workplace strategist, consultant, author, and speaker. As Founder and President of Energy Catalyst Group, she has devoted her 20-year career to leverage employee strengths, build team collaboration, and achieve more positive, energized, and engaged organizations. She has developed a number of team training programs around her 3-A Model: Awareness, Accountability and Action, which continually garner rave reviews from clients. Michelle’s deep experience consulting with Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits has established her as a leading expert in bridging communication, gender, and generational gaps. She has an unique ability to determine the root causes of challenges, through her keen observation of individual, team and organizational behavior allowing her to quickly assess issues and provide sustainable, actionable solutions that are aligned with each client’s vision, values, and culture.

Throughout her career, Michelle has trained thousands of managers and teams on practical strategies for shifting negative mindsets and behaviors by improving self-awareness, communication, morale, and performance. Her work consistently results in higher productivity, stronger employee engagement, and more energized workforces. Her clients include: Sony Playstation, Stanford University, Visa, Ernst & Young, Intel, Hewlett Packard, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Synopsis, E*Trade, Cobra Golf, The Ojai Foundation, Cisco Systems, Disney, Ericsson, HTC, Genentech, and Snapchat among others.

Michelle is the author of the highly acclaimed book, The Valuable Office Professional, which was endorsed by Ken Blanchard. She co-developed The Productivity Cycle™, a communication tool proven to enhance teamwork and increase productivity, and endorsed by Stanford University. Her latest book, 15 Minute Pause, A Guide for a More Energized and Joy-filled Life, coming soon. Michelle has been featured in Business Week’s Frontier Magazine, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Wall Street Journal, and Star Ledger. She is a regular contributor for Great Work Cultures on the Huffington Post, and has written for Training, HR, and Chief Learning Officer magazines. Michelle is an articulate motivational speaker whose humor, wit and enthusiasm energizes and inspires her audiences.

Admired for her positive spirit, creativity and warmth … Michelle is energized by fun adventures, traveling, sports and cooking.