Co-Founder / Partner
Michelle Burke is a known Communication and Workplace Strategist, published Author, Consultant, and Speaker.
She is Co-Founder of The Energy Catalyst Group dedicated to creating more positive and engaged workplaces. Her twenty years’ experience working with Fortune 100, 500 companies and non-profits, established her as a leading expert in bridging communication, gender and cultural gaps. Michelle consults with HR and management to focus on increasing individual, team and organizational energy. She leverages employee strengths to build collaboration, foster innovation and peak performance. She collaborates with clients using her 3-A Model: Awareness, Accountability and (purposeful) Action.
Michelle’s quick ability to get to the root cause through her keen observation of individual and organizational behavior allows her to uncover key issues. She provides solutions that align with company vision, values and culture and uses an integrated competency and strengths-based approach to connect selection, development, and performance management, focused on creating a positive and energized culture which results in maintaining a competitive edge. Michelle has trained and helped develop thousands of managers and teams improve self-awareness, communication, morale, performance and shift negative mind-sets. Her work consistently results in improved productivity, a stronger employee engagement, and a more energized workforce.
Michelle authored the acclaimed book, The Valuable Office Professional, endorsed by Ken Blanchard. Stanford University endorsed, The Productivity Cycle™, a communication tool proven to enhance teamwork and increase productivity that she co-developed. Her latest book, The 15 Minute Pause, is due out in 2015.
She has been featured in Business Week’s Frontier Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Wall Street Journal, and Star Ledger. Her articles have been seen in Training, HR, and Chief Learning Officer Magazines. Michelle is an articulate motivational speaker whose humor, wit and enthusiasm motivates and inspires her audiences. She enjoys reading, travel, and is a sports enthusiast.
ORGANIZATIONS WORKED WITH:
Stanford University, Visa International, Ernst & Young, Intel, Hewlett Packard, McDonalds, Northern Telecom, Microsoft, Synopsis, Sears & Roebuck, E*Trade, Cobra Golf, The Ojai Foundation, Cisco Systems, Novartis, Ernst & Young, Disney, Ericson Wireless, Sony Electronics, Sony Network Entertainment Inc, HTC, Receptos, and Genentech.