ABOUT MICHELLE

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I am Client Focused – My time with you is with you and I will be focused on helping you take that next step with your career. I will be prompt for our meetings. I commit to my timelines.

I am Curious – I will ask you lots of questions understand your story, your history. I’d like to know more about you to help you market yourself using words that are true to you. Your cover letter and resume need to represent who you are.

I am Trustworthy – As a human resource professional, I abide by a code of ethics. Anything you share with me will stay with me. Your story is yours to tell. I won’t share personal details about you while we are working together or any time in the future.

I will bring Humility – This is about you not me. I will offer you my expertise based on my experience as a human being (sometimes we forget that part), as a human resource professional, as a recruiter, as a teacher and as a coach.

I will provide a Sense of Calm – Making a career change is stressful. I will bring out my inner yin in the hopes of helping you relax into this experience.

With a demonstrated history of working in aviation and healthcare I became skilled in Recruitment and Selection, Coaching, Facilitation, Labour and Employee Relations, and Psychometrics and other Recruitment related testing and measurement tools.

It was through my 15-year experience as a recruiter in fast paced dynamic environments where I built trust among those I worked with. I had the privilege of recruiting for diverse positions including air traffic control, nursing, IT, engineering, finance, administration and all levels of management. I witnessed both prepared and unprepared job seekers. This experience also allowed me to recognize what employers are seeking in today's world.

I am a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL); a designation obtained through the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) of Ontario. My history with interview coaching originates from training in the Development Dimensions International (DDI) Targeted Selection Interviewer program.

I am a member of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), Career Professionals of Canada (CPC) and the Yoga Alliance.

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Yoga is also a passion of mine. I am a Registered Yoga Teacher 200 Hour (RYT200), specializing in Hatha and Yin Yoga. In-addition to postures, sequencing, anatomy and yoga philosophy, I learned much about what I know about meditation from my yoga teacher training and my personal yoga practice. Meditation provides benefits like calming the nervous system, regulating breath and allows us to focus. These are key benefits to job seekers. When you are calm and focused, you can demonstrate your best self. I blend these seemingly different professions; recruitment and yoga into my work as a career coach.

On a more personal note, my main mode of transportation are my legs. I walk everywhere! I enjoy cooking with my partner (mainly vegetarian) and on most weekends you will find us hiking in the woods.


TESTIMONIALS

I had not touched my resume in years so I decided to seek out an expert. Michelle asked thoughtful questions and really honed in on my experiences. She presented me with a resume that made me stand out as a top candidate!
— Angus R.
Michelle combines just the right amount of warmth and professionalism that makes working with her an enjoyable experience. Michelle listened to my career goals and helped polish my professional profile without losing any of my individuality. As my career path unfolds, I hope to work with Michelle regularly to maintain my professional presence within my industry.
— Atma L.