Michelle Burke

Communication, Team and Leadership Coach, Author and Speaker

Michelle Burke is an energy catalyst. Her company, Energy Catalyst Group, is a consulting, training and coaching company for well-being. Burke has devoted her 20-year career to helping leaders, their teams and organizations thrive by increasing self-awareness, accountability and shifting negative attitudes and behaviors that get in the way of an energized life and workplace. Her deep experience and knowledge consulting with Fortune 100 and 500 companies established her as a leading expert in bridging communication, team and gender gaps. She's developed hundreds of energy boosting training programs which continually garner rave reviews from clients. Michelle is a sought-after coach who works with executives and managers to adapt a mindfulness approach to their leadership capabilities and achieved great success in empowering women into leadership roles. Her work consistently results in higher productivity, stronger employee engagement, and more energized and inclusive workplaces. Clients include: Microsoft, Visa, Ernst & Young, Intel, Hewlett Packard, McDonald’s, Cobra Golf, Cisco Systems, Blue Shield, Disney, HTC, Genentech, Snap Inc., Stanford University and Sony PlayStation.
Michelle is author of the highly acclaimed book, The Valuable Office Professional, endorsed by Ken Blanchard and her latest book 15 Minute Pause; A Radical Reboot For Busy People with Lilamani de Silva, is available now. She's been featured in Business Week, LA Times, SF Chronicle, and Wall Street Journal. Her articles appeared in Training, HR, and Chief Learning Officer and Huffington Post. She is a member of Forbes Coaches Council and participated in UCLA's MARC intensive year-long mindfulness Program. Admired for her positive spirit, empathy, warmth and integrity, Michelle finds joy by giving back, fun adventures, reading, cooking, is a sports enthusiast and and practices pausing everyday.


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How a Daily Pause Changed My Life – 15 Minutes at a Time

by Michelle Burke

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