About Michele

Michele MacKinnon is a qualified psychologist and executive coach working with individuals and teams to plan and execute sustainable change.  Michele’s career has spanned sectors from financial services to aerospace, and she has supported clients from C-suite executives to young people just entering the work force.

As an experienced coach, she brings expertise and spark to her clients through:

Creative collaboration. Establishing a partnership for change and development in the context of ethical and professional guidelines.

Defining achievement.  With each client, determining meaningful measures of success. Planning and goal setting to ensure that coaching delivers specific outcomes. Working with clients to create stretch opportunities and edge challenges.   Setting coaching goals that keep clients accountable for on-going development.

Improving clarity and understanding.  In a safe, supportive environment, providing feedback and regular checking in so that the client achieves goals and takes away techniques and motivation for on-going growth.

SPECIALISMS:

Creating new habits within project teams:  collaboration, innovation, optimism

Developing a growth mindset

Career and life transitions

Coaching/supervising coaches with organisations

Building and nurturing effective working relationships

QUALIFICATIONS:

Member International Coaching Federation
Advanced Certificate in Executive Coaching/level 7
Advanced Certificate Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution
PGC Cognitive Behavior Therapy
MSc Counselling Psychology
BPS Certified Occupational Test User: Personality (Level B)
Member International Coaching Federation
Fellow Royal Society of the Arts

RECOMMENDATION:

“I enjoyed working with Michele immensely and appreciate her partnership approach to working relationships. She brings a whole range of important strengths – insightful, creative and empathetic – while also remaining pragmatic and commercially astute – and balances these effectively to deliver strong results. Michele brings integrity and humour to her work, with equally strong acumen in both have found her to be a trusted advisor and always valued her judgment.”
– Director of Communications- Bank of New York Mellon