Michelle is a senior Learning and Development professional with over 20 years’ experience of working for and with some well-known organisations from the private, public and third sectors. She is a pragmatic and commercially minded individual that works in partnership with clients to achieve their business goals. Prior to setting up her own business (GMD People Ltd) in 2001, Michelle had a successful career working as the Head of HR at Mercedes Benz Financial Services. As part of the UK Management Board, Michelle was responsible for aligning the HR and L&D Strategy to the business goals. Prior to this she worked for British Telecom and Volkswagen Group.
Organisations Michelle has worked with since 2001 include Vauxhall Motors, Volkswagen Group, Legal and General, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Hertfordshire Police. During the past seven years she has also been focussing upon learning technologies to support clients’ L&D strategies and Michelle has gained valuable skills, knowledge and experience working with organisations such as O2 and Sainsbury’s.
Michelle holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Development, a postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies and the British Psychological Society (BPS) Certificate of Competence in Occupational Testing Level A and B. She is also a qualified Coach.
Key qualities and attributes:
- Strong communication skills (both written and verbal)
- Proven ability to build effective and long lasting relationships with multiple stakeholders at senior levels
- Strong drive and energy to deliver projects on time and on budget and to agreed outcomes
- Ability to move from strategic thinking to operational implementation of learning and development strategies