Michelle Maloy Dillon (CPCC, PCC) is an experienced entrepreneur, trainer, and certified professional Co-Active coach who specializes in leadership development. As a coach, she is passionate about helping her clients be aware of their strengths and stretching themselves as leaders to be conscious of their impact. In addition to coaching, Michelle also designs and facilitates leadership programs that challenge the conventional definition of leadership. She helps leaders create a culture of collaborative decision making that is highly adaptable to change. This enables leaders to harness the creative problem-solving techniques that are unique to them.
Michelle combines her coaching and leadership work with over twenty years experience as a professional photographer and entrepreneur where she witnessed many examples of leaders who were unaware of their impact. She has stepped out from behind the camera to grow leaders who want to be conscious of their impact and create empowered and productive teams.
Executives frequently describe Michelle as someone who helps them recognize and celebrate their strengths, increasing their leadership effectiveness in a grounded and authentic way. She is gifted at tactfully and directly pointing out areas that can be considered differently, and holding people accountable for putting the changes they choose into practice. Michelle’s open curiosity and playfulness creates an environment of creativity when exploring big changes. Her work with executives results in measurable improvements in developing talent, strategic management, and team effectiveness.
Michelle has coached or trained senior leaders and teams at many nonprofit and private sector organizations including Boston Children’s Hospital, Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence, Bucknell University, The University of Colorado, MIT Media Lab, Colorado State University, United Way of Carlsbad, Food Lab Detroit, Guadalupe Center, Girls Who Code, CASH Music, Amino Labs, UNICEF, Threshold Choir, U.S. Department of Labor, EPA, U.S. Forest Service, Southern California Edison, Summit Financial Group, and Alleyton Resource.
Michelle holds a PCC certification through the International Coach Federation (ICF) and a CPCC certification through the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI). She is also a CTI faculty member, teaching coaching skills that shift the leadership paradigm to one of self-authorship, self-authority, and relationship. She is also a graduate of CTI’s rigorous Leadership program. Additionally, she is certified in The Leadership Circle Profile and DISC behavioral assessment and has extensive working knowledge of Myers Briggs, Emotional Intelligence and Strengths Based tools.
As a volunteer, Michelle provides coaching to United Nations humanitarian staff located around the world. She is also a leadership coach empowering young women leaders through The Coaching Fellowship and mentors undergraduate business majors at the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business.
She re-energizes by hiking in the mountains of Colorado where she lives with her husband, Gene and their playful dog. Her two kids are in college and she is excited to support them as they create their own lives in the world.