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Consulting & Contracting

Bringing 25 years of senior executive experience to your orginisation

What Michelle can bring to your business

With expert knowledge of Local Government following a 25 year career as CEO and Deputy General Manager of councils in both NSW and QLD, Michelle is available to provide consulting to support your council, agency or organisation, operationally and strategically.

"Michelle brings an authentic and nuanced approach to her work and combines insight and structure as she supports you to do your best work."

– Steve Klipin
Bellingen Shire Councilor - 2012 – 2021

Local Government Locum/Relief

Michelle is available to temporarily fill senior executive positions (while you are recruiting and or as relief for leave periods) on site, or remotely (or a mixture of both) for Local Government as a consultant or contractor. 

Michelle has proven experience in sustaining and improving organisational culture and performance, and is known for her insight and structure, ability to distil complex information and make effective decisions, problem solving, capacity for compassion, and support of her teams.   Michelle has a solid skill set in business and strategic planning, governance, facilitation, training, coaching and mentoring, community engagement, change facilitation and advocacy.

If you need to fill a gap and want someone with extensive public sector and leadership experience who can hit the ground running, and do more than just keep the seat warm, let’s have a chat about your needs and see where we can work together.

Local Government Projects

Michelle knows Local Government and is available to support by undertaking discreet projects, either in person or remotely as a consultant or contractor. With experience as CEO of three Queensland councils, one of which was a remote indigenous council, and as Deputy General Manager of a regional NSW council, her skills and expertise are diverse and broad and she can provide support across most areas of operations in the local government sector, including:

  • Strategic Planning
  • IP&R
  • Governance
  • Meeting procedures and Code of Meeting Practice
  • Policy Development and Review
  • Community Engagement
  • Reports
  • Project Reporting
  • Advocacy
  • Change Management
  • Organisational Reform
  • Workplace Wellbeing Programs
  • Mental Health First Aid Training
  • Strengths Based Team and Individual Development
  • Training
  • Coaching
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation

Consulting/ Contracting

Michelle is available for short or long-term consulting or contracting projects either in person or remotely. With extensive experience in the corporate and public sectors, and across diverse communities, Michelle brings professionalism, skills and passion to support your organisation. Michelle can work on discreet short term projects, or longer term assignments.

Need support? Solid skill set, extensive experience, exceptional leadership. Make contact to start the conversation.

What clients say

I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of all the lands, and especially the land on which I live, love, learn and work, the Gumbaynggirr people, and I recognise their continuing custodianship of the land, waters and culture. I pay my respects to their elders of yesterday, today and tomorrow.
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