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Michelle Oliva

Andrey Akimov Jul 21, 2021

Michelle Montserrat Oliva has coached, trained, and advised leaders and teams for over 15 years, partnering with corporate, nonprofit, and public sector organizations across the US and internationally. She holds a Leadership Coaching Certificate from Georgetown University and an MBA from ESADE Business School in Barcelona. Since serving as a Peace Corps volunteer, Michelle has worked in more than 15 countries across the US, Europe, East and Southern Africa, Central America, and South Asia. As an International Coaching Federation (ICF)-certified coach and organizational development advisor, Michelle starts from the assertion that “people are, by their very nature, creative, resourceful, and whole” (Co-Active Coaching). Michelle is a lifelong student of insight meditation and mindfulness with a commitment to learning and supporting racial, social & economic equity and justice through her work and in her community, including pro bono service. A conservatory-trained musician (Manhattan School of Music), after a 20-year hiatus, she returned to music in 2017. She brings her experience listening, learning, and adapting to a range of cultures and operating contexts, and when relevant, applies the insights that the creative arts, neuroscience, and the contemplative sciences can offer us as leaders and members of a compassionate, interconnected society. Michelle lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.