The True North Leadership program, based on Bill George's esteemed Authentic Leadership Course at Harvard Business School, is not your typical seminar or retreat. Nestled within the serenity of the redwoods, it offers an opportunity to unlock the full potential of your authentic leadership. This transformative experience calls you to introspect deeply, drawing insights from your life story, recognizing your unique talents, and solidifying your values to find your True North. It's a challenging and revealing adventure, but with the support of our dedicated faculty and teaching fellows, you'll navigate the journey to becoming the authentic leader you aspire to be.
Kathleen Kolze, Director HR, Swiss Re
Jeremy Stover, Global Head of Learning & Development, Ripple
Michelle is a renowned mindful leadership expert who works with executives and teams worldwide. She has been recognized as "Woman of The Year," "Top Corporate Leader," and among the "12 Powerful Women in the Mindfulness Movement."
As a former corporate/technology attorney turned business leader, Michelle now serves as CEO & Founder of Lucenscia (pronounced loo-SENSE-see-ah) with her heart and work focusing on leadership development at the pivotal intersection of presence, emotional intelligence, mindfulness, unconscious bias, authenticity, and compassion - all nestled on a foundation of neuroscience and taught through an equity lens.
She is a powerful bridge-builder and trusted advisor to leaders across diverse industry sectors, including in her capacity as lead designer and facilitator for the United Nations Foundation-lululemon's international Peace on Purpose Program, leadership development for the U.S. Customs & Border Protection Agency, and faculty and Senior Fellow for the True North Leadership program at 1440. Michelle also serves on the Boards of The Francine LeFrak Foundation Center for Wellbeing at Barnard College, Sojourner's, and the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute.
Michelle's work has been featured in the DQ Institute in association with the World Economic Forum, the United Nations Global Engagement Summit, and Mindful Magazine, as well as the Huff Post, Thrive Global and the meditation apps Wisdom Labs' Wise@Work, Insight Timer, and Breethe. She also recently was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. As a first-year legislator, Michelle was recognized as "Legislator of the Year," and founded the bi-partisan Technology & Innovation Caucus. Michelle lives in Northern Virginia with her family and is a graduate of Barnard College and The George Washington University School of Law.