Michelle is a senior leader with the consistent ability to run and scale businesses. She has driven strong growth at Gillette, P&G and Keurig by leveraging the combination of new product innovation, brand building, and overall excellence in marketing and sales execution.
Michelle is currently on the Board of Directors of iRobot Corp, and Bellwether Coffee. Previous Board assignments include Coravin, Flex Pharma, Young Innovations Inc, Hydraacial and Tervis Tumblers. She has served as an Expert in Residence at the Harvard Innovation Lab and as an advisor to several early stage companies including Eargo and JoyLux.
In her previous position, Michelle was President of KEURIG, INC., a $2 billion division of Keurig Green Mountain [NASDAQ: GMCR]. During her five-year tenure, Keurig became a well known brand and delivered a CAGR of 61% in net sales and 74% in operating income, propelling total GMCR sales from $493 million in revenue in 2008 to $4.3 billion revenue for FY 2013.
Prior to joining Keurig, Michelle had a successful 25-year career with GILLETTE including the PROCTER & GAMBLE acquisition of Gillette in 2005.
The only “things” within an organization that can CREATE are its people. Only people can generate growth because only people can innovate.
Yet, employees are the most undervalued, under-motivated resources. WHY? Because most leaders let their employees become disengaged.
A leader’s ability to generate employee engagement is a skill that is critical to creating positive business results.
Michelle’s talk will outline simple skills that leaders can develop in order to build a fully engaged team.
10 lessons leaders learn from Michelle:
-Why it’s essential to be yourself (and how to do it!)
-How to balance 6 key components of leadership
-How to build a personal leadership statement
-Why “seeing the apple” is important when listening to opinions
-How to create engagement by bringing out “the star” in everyone
-How to build a powerful mission & value statement and bring it to life
-What you do, and how you do it, creates the culture
-What it means to “listen for greatness” from others
-The importance of the middle to drive business results
-How to use the Corporate Mission to create employee engagement and shareholder value
Michelle was a member of one of the first classes of women to attend Dartmouth College, and from that moment continued to be a trail blazer. Over the last 35 years, she has balanced both a successful career and a successful marriage. Together, Michelle and her husband, Bud, have raised two children who are now adults and forging their way in their own careers.
Along the way, Michelle has managed many of the challenging balancing acts and trade-offs that one experiences during life’s journey.
In Michelle’s keynote speech on Women’s Leadership, you will learn how to consider the “Right Choices” for your life and career, and may even have a laugh or two as she shares stories about her colorful journey that has been fully enjoyed!
5 Insights You will Learn:
1. It’s about making choices
2. It’s not a straight road; be prepared for bumps
3. Making the most of the bumps
4. 7 things that make “the dual career” easier
5. Don’t measure yourself on anyone else’s time schedule
Michelle brings her expertise in building strong-growth businesses, like Keurig and Oral-B, to other companies. This year she will be an Expert in Residence at the Harvard Innovation Lab at Harvard University.
5 Strategies that Transform Innovation: Keurig, Gillette Mach3 and Oral-B
In Michelle’s keynote speech on Strategy and Innovation, she begins with insight into building a strong strategic vision and culminates with strategies to create exciting innovation prospects.
• Strategic Vision and Planning
• Creating a Mission and Vision
• Building an OGSM (objectives, goals, strategies and measures)
• Planning and managing growth Sustainable Innovation
• Transformational Innovation: getting the most from innovation
• Building an innovation culture, capabilities and resources
• Identifying and leveraging your consumers