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Michelle’s Key Qualifications:

Experience: Over 25 years in Organizational Development and Consulting
Client Industries: Airlines, Consumer Products, Healthcare, Education, Technology, and Non-Profit
Levels of Service: All leadership levels
Expertise: Understanding the internal and external dynamics of an organization or industry and creating a process to help organizations achieve greater results
Coaching Style: Collaborative coaching with passion and integrity to understand the problem in order to develop customized strategic plans for executives, teams and organizations


With more than 25 years of experience in organizational development and consulting, Michelle is instrumental in developing strategies to improve business processes, maximize human capital and increase revenues. She serves as trusted advisor to numerous Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations and educational institutions, ranging from Delta Air Lines, Kimberly-Clark and Georgia- Pacific to Public Health Institute for Informatics, Atlanta Public Schools and Spelman College.

With a keen insight to quickly grasp the internal and external dynamics of an organization or institution, Michelle successfully facilitates strategic planning workshops and team-building sessions. She creates processes to help organizations achieve greater and more measurable results. Whether it's advising a senior leadership team, coaching an executive or designing a new organizational structure, she is known for her passion, integrity and experience.

Prior to her consulting career, Michelle worked as a senior manager for IBM, KPMG Consulting and Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting). In these positions, she was responsible for leading project teams to develop and implement methods for strategic action planning, group facilitation, organizational change management, executive coaching and business process redesign. In addition to increasing the productivity of several companies, her leadership helped to earn over $2 million in profits for a major beverage distributor. Her superior performance at IBM, KPMG, and Accenture garnered countless awards and recognitions.

Today, as a leading authority on adapting to changing environments, Michelle has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Black Enterprise, Emerging Business, and Smart Money. From 1999-2006, she authored a monthly column for the Atlanta Tribune magazine entitled, "Performance Zone", where she shared leadership strategies for success. She has also appeared as a guest on the CNN program, "Your Money" as an expert on leadership and change.

Michelle is a member of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. She is also a board member for the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education (GPEE) and Quality Care for Children.

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I am very indebted to Dave Brookmire and Corporate Performance Strategies. Faced with any talent quandary, Dave brings not only his wealth of experience and industrial psychology background, but also a practical tailored approach that is appealing to both HR and business leaders. Through our continued partnership with Dave and Corporate Performance Strategies, we have made significant progress in both our talent pipeline processes and outcomes here at The Cheesecake Factory Inc.

- Dina Barmasse-Gray, SVP Human Resources, HR Group "Celebrate the CAKE", The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated

We first engaged CPS about five years ago to assist with integration planning and execution. At that time we looked for a partner that fit our unique methods, philosophy, style and culture, and was capable of helping us achieve our business goals. Over the years we have valued CPS’ professional expertise and high quality work. Dave and his team are preferred providers who have been able to meet our aggressive time schedules for starting and executing complex and large transactions across different industries. They quickly frame our requirements, execute project plans, meet deadlines and effectively translated our deal objectives into action plans. We receive positive feedback on their effectiveness from the sellers leadership team and from our senior partners in the firm. Their work has contributed substantially to the successful transitions of companies into the Platinum Equity portfolio.

- Mike Scott, Acquisition leader, Platinum Equity (Global with $27.5B in aggregate revenue acquired)

Corporate Performance Strategies and RARE Hospitality have shared a long-term business relationship because they make a practical difference for our people and our shareholders. Corporate Performance Strategies has been integrally involved in every phase of our talent management process, which is the lifeblood of our ability to successfully grow our company.

- Tom Gathers, Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Atlanta-based RARE Hospitality International, Inc.