The Coach

Michele Parrish, executive coach, Irvine, Lake Forest, Newport Beach, Orange County, business coach, strategic planningMichele Parrish is a passionate executive coach with a talent for enabling clients to achieve breakthroughs in their business and personal lives. As a leader and manager with 25 years of business experience, Michele speaks her clients’ language and understands their challenging work environments. She has helped hundreds of individuals and teams overcome barriers and achieve their goals.

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Michele holds two masters degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one in management and one in materials science engineering. She received her undergraduate degree in industrial engineering at the University of Michigan. Michele has graduated from several advanced leadership programs, including MIT Leaders for Manufacturing, Intel Leadership Development Forum, Arizona Leadership, Chandler Leadership Institute, and Landmark Forum Advanced Leadership. She received her coach training from Corporate Coach University, a leading global provider of business and corporate coach training programs and services. Michele is certified in coaching by the International Coaching Federation and is a life-time member of the Relationship Coaching Institute.

Clients describe Michele’s coaching style as positive, energizing, holistic, and action-oriented and result-oriented.   She customizes her coaching style for each client and integrates coaching methodologies to ensure the fastest time to results.   Michele works strategically to identify the client’s  core values and purpose and to set meaningful goals.   She leverages the latest in neuroscience to give her clients “the edge.”    Michele is very flexible for her clients and often supports busy executives with heavy travel schedules. She enables each client to define and achieve success for themselves in both business and personal life.

Her areas of expertise include:

  • leadership and management of global teams
  • strategy & strategic planning
  • effective communications and presentation
  • world-class operations
  • emotional intelligence
  • executive presence
  • change management
  • setting culture and building high performance teams
  • managing conflict
  • navigating the political landscape
  • purpose and vision
  • relationships & relating to others
  • executive work-life balance