Executive Coach, Career Strategist, author, speaker and teacher, Michele Woodward has the ability to help executives get clear about who they are and what they want to do — and develop a workable action plan to get where they want to go.
Michele is a Master Certified Coach who has coached executives across the U.S. and around the world, from Japan and Australia to Latin America and Europe. She trains and mentors other coaches and is considered a “coach’s coach.”
As President of her own consulting firm prior to becoming a coach, Michele provided marketing, strategic planning and public relations advice to growing dot-com businesses.
Before starting her consulting business, Michele was an executive with the Wexler Group, a leading lobbying and public affairs firm in Washington, DC. As Senior Vice President and registered lobbyist at the U.S. Congress, she advised corporate clients on political matters and developed effective campaigns to meet specific public policy, legislative or public relations objectives, integrating personal contacts, press relations, polling, coalition building and direct mail.
Michele was Lead Press Advance in the Reagan White House, constructing some of the memorable photo opportunities of that presidency, and has been an advanceman for George H.W. Bush, Elizabeth Dole, Maureen Reagan, Dan Quayle and other public figures in the 1984, 1988, 1992 and 1996 national presidential campaigns. She was also Director of Press Advance for Dole for President ’88, coordinating the national press on the campaign plane.
Recently, she was honored to serve as Executive Director of the Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission, a bipartisan, year-long effort appointed by President Obama. She was a principal organizer of the State Funeral of President Gerald R. Ford and previously organized the State Funeral of President Ronald Reagan, heading ticketing and staffing operations for all events in Washington, DC.
She is the author of I Am Not Superwoman: Further Essays on Happier Living and Lose Weight, Find Love, De-Clutter & Save Money: Essays on Happier Living, both available at Amazon.com, as well as The Unstuck Process, a well-received e-book. She’s a sought-after speaker, leads workshops and classes around the country, and writes a popular blog.