Michelle would have to be one of the most inspirational people I have ever known. In the 10 years that I have known her I have heard her address all sorts of different forums and the impact that her words have on people is amazing. One example which I will always remember was her acceptance speech at the Telstra Business Woman of the Year in 2005. She spoke unscripted and from the heart for close to half an hour, bringing many, many of those present, people from all walks of business, to tears with her passion for what she does and her unswerving belief in helping others. In her life Michelle is constantly juggling business and community responsibilities with so much energy and determination. She is an excellent strategist, sorting options, assessing priorities and simplifying issues so that the best pathway forward becomes apparent. Michelle has great people skills, able to get the core message across to so many different people and has gained support from many areas of the community. She is comfortable within herself and this allows her to interact well with everyone she meets. However, I feel that Michelle’s greatest gift is that she is not only willing but keen to use her skills to help others. In business life, it is rare to find a person with high levels of both strategic and interpersonal skills. It is a rare person who is also passionate to use these strengths to help others to succeed.
Patricia Hancock Patricia Hancock Consulting July 4, 2016