Michelle Naiser

Michelle Naiser
Strategic Planning Consultant

Michelle is a leadership consultant and coach who is passionate about collaborating with clients to find strategic solutions for individual, team, or organizational challenges. Her extensive and varied professional experiences position her as an ideal strategic partner to organization leaders seeking to create sustainable transformations. She has designed and facilitated dozens of strategy and ideation initiatives. Industries where Michelle has consulted or coached include hospital management, beverage alcohol, airlines, government, global logistics, chemical engineering, banking and nonprofits.

Prior to launching her consulting practice, Michelle was the director of organizational development for Brown-Forman Corporation, one of the largest American-owned companies in the international wine and spirits industry. In her 20 years there, she also held leadership roles in technology, communications, internal consulting and human resources and served as a C-suite chief of staff.

Michelle has both an MBA and an MS in Leadership and Organizational Development from the University of Louisville. She earned a Leadership Coaching Certificate from Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership and has her Associate Coach Certification from the International Coach Federation. She has additional training or certificates in mediation, career management, change management, and several behavioral assessments.

A proud Louisville native, Michelle has served on boards, volunteered or consulted with numerous non-profit organizations over the years including Goodwill, Junior Achievement, Americana Community Center, Hosparus, Metro United Way, Bingham Child Guidance Clinic, Green Building Council, World Affairs Council and Neighborhood House. She is currently on the board of Sarabande Literary Press and is vp of programming for the Ohio Valley Chapter of the International Coach Federation. And she is very excited to be serving as a talking circle facilitator for the current Muhammad Ali Museum exhibit, Race: Are we so different?

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