Hi! I’m Michelle! A connector, storyteller, and believer in the amazing power human connection can have on your life both personally and professionally.
I studied journalism in a town outside of New York City and dreamed of becoming a national morning show producer one day. I was a first-generation college student and was crushed when I was told my goal would take many years to accomplish if at all. I distinctly remember being told it was like trying to be on the cover of Vogue. Nearly impossible. My curiosity for people, stories, and love of coffee led me to a series of conversations, connections, and opportunities that helped me land my dream job before I graduated college.
Since then, I’ve had many questions, struggles, and career decisions to make. Like many of you today, life has redirected me a few times and my interests and goals have changed throughout the years. I’ve taken the unconventional path and pivoted three times in my career. As a result, I’ve been privileged to have worked for television networks, entrepreneurs, and global brands with a staff of 5 to an employee count of 80,000 plus.
I understand the complexities of an unpredictable career and how to work through them. In 2016, I founded an employee resource group called, CONNECT, at Mercedes-Benz USA. The goal was to connect a multigenerational and multicultural workforce in order to facilitate professional growth and development.
Since then, I’ve spoken on international stages and coached others on how to connect for new career opportunities, growth, and development. My journey is focused on empowering and teaching others to use the power of connection to meet their professional goals.
I look forward to connecting with all of you!