About Michele

Audiences appreciate Michele’s passion and goal-oriented presentation style. Her trademark – customizing every message to meet the goals of the meeting! Michele is an ad-hoc professor and a frequent guest lecturer for numerous colleges and universities, and is well known for her column Forward Thinking.

She has been recognized by Meeting Professionals International as a Top 5 speaker and awarded the Hall of Fame by the Chicago Chapter. Michele has a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Leadership from Illinois State University where she also earned an undergraduate degree in Physical Education and Athletic Coaching while playing volleyball on a NCAA scholarship.

Michele serves on the Board of Directors for the St. Martin de Porres House of Hope Women’s and Children’s Shelter in Chicago. In her spare time, Michele is a Rider Coach for Harley-Davidson’s Motorcycle Training Academy and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation!