Michelle Clarke has a long history of working with multinationals at companies such as Johnson & Johnson, BHP Billiton, Mammoet (BR) and Thiess (AUS). Currently based in Santiago she coaches individuals and teams both online and face to face.
-Successfully migrating her coaching business from Africa to Latin America
-Established Improv Santiago, Training School in Santiago de Chile
-Introducing Improv and coaching to Inacap University, Chile
-Virtual Keynote speaker for the first Coaching in Africa Symposium
-Led the Personal Branding Conference for all Latin American women leaders For Arrium Mining Global
2017: President of The International Professional Women’s Association
of Santiago (IPWA)
2016: Virtual keynote speaker 1st Coaching in Africa Symposium discussing the differences between coaching in Africa and Latin America.
2016: Keynote speaker for a specially arranged COMENSA event
2015: Coaching the cross cultural leadership team of Aveng Mining Chile
2015: Facilitated a personal branding conference for all the women leaders
based in the Americas for the Australian mining company Arrium.
2015: Certified as a QUEST facilitator with the Centre for Advanced Coaching, Sao Paolo
Her strong multicultural background is complimented with her studies, as Cross Cultural Coaching with Philippe Rosinski. She advocates bringing together cultures through coaching by understanding and learning from diverse perspectives of cultural norms. This learning and experience was instrumental in several interventions, as the example below.
A significant shaft sinking project was on track for derailment due to the dramatic miscommunication between the South African and Chilean cultures of a leading Chilean/South African mining conglomerate.
The cultural differences ran through the ranks, management team, miners and engineers. In a year-long coaching intervention, Michelle and her coaching partner created a program that dramatically increased communication between the two cultures, turned the project around and succeeded in meeting the contractual deadline in time for handover.
Michelle Clarke utilises a unique form of coaching which helps her clients develop their own solution to the challenges or goal. She provides the paradigm of improv acting. “Using an improvisors approach of listening and response, Michelle ensures that each conversation is uniquely meaningful to each individual. This conversation resembles a unique one-off ‘production’. This is where transformation takes place.
“Passionate about technology and the gift it offers in reaching leaders across the globe, it’s no surprise that I’ve been working from my laptop for the past several years with clients in Africa, the Americas, Canada, Europe and Australia. My clients are globally-minded pioneers looking to make a global impact. They appreciate diversity, inclusiveness and embrace technology and it’s power to connect globally.”
“Coaching should not be something separate from your life but fully integrated in it. It’s fun, it’s challenging and it’s rewarding. I guide my clients on a self-directed learning journey, this means action, empowerment, confidence and influence. Together we create a Leadership Blueprint and Personal Branding Story that becomes my client’s signature for success.”