Victoria, BC, serving organizations in British Columbia, Alberta, and the Yukon
Michelle's current focus is on training, facilitation and coaching related to organizational development (including social enterprise), community resilience and transition, and collective impact. She brings 30 years of experience facilitating rural community development that has included working in and across municipal and First Nations governments, nonprofit and business sectors in the arts, youth justice, recreation, psycho-social rehab, organizational development and planning and community economic development. She successfully facilitated a multi-stakeholder forest certification advisory for Western Forest Products over five years and was instrumental in the development of the Community Resilience Manual which has been used and adapted around the world including as a pillar in the Government of Botswana's Poverty Reduction Strategy where she trained local facilitators.
Over the last five years her work has included department reviews and staff coaching for Teslin Tlingit First Nations and giving leadership to advancing the Transition Town movement in Canada. The Transition model is based on building and co-ordinating a multi-sector approach to community wide energy reduction and localized economies. Michelle is a Transition Trainer, co-founder of Transition Victoria and Building Resilient Neighbourhoods in the CRD.