Michelle is an experienced nonprofit professional, recognised for her leadership approach grounded in empathy, inclusivity, and collaboration. Her strong commitment to people and relationship-building is at the core of her ethos, acknowledging individuals as the bedrock of all initiatives. She is deeply passionate about supporting new talent to move into the nonprofit and fundraising space. Michelle’s background has specialised in fundraising and communications, with a strong governance, compliance, and strategy focus in recent years. She is also a For Purpose mentor, psychotherapist, and executive coach.
Michelle holds a B.Sc in Management & Marketing and an M.Sc in Integrative Psychotherapy, and a love of learning for development, completing a number of additional training programs including Trustee’s Training, a Certificate in Buidling and Leading High-Performance Teams with UCD Smurfit, and is now completing a Diploma in Executive Coaching. She has been a part of the nonprofit sector most of her life, as both a volunteer and then as a professional. She loves hanging out with family, especially her three young children, adores Christmas and would have her decorations up on 1st of November (if her husband let her), and enjoys CrossFit, baking and fostering animals (with special love for our permanent resident, a rescue cat called Socks).