Focus, strategic thinking, and valuing talent are the cornerstones of Michelle LaVallee’s coaching practice.
As a Certified Topgrading & International Business Coach, Michelle advises global executives on high- performance people planning and organizational design. Her ability to rapidly evaluate and assimilate the current state enables her to assess what is required for growth, scale, or improvement.
With 20 years experience in China and Asia, with large organizations and start-ups, Michelle is a cross-cultural operational expert, and masterful in reengineering organizations for their own strategic fulfillment. Her natural warmth puts people at ease, strengthens their desire to embrace new practices, and influences stakeholders to build good will while aligning their teams for positive change.
A Topgrading Champion since 2006, she has supported dozens of international companies to achieve at least 85% A Players in the midst of rapid growth, and has conducted over 1,000 Topgrading Interviews across multiple industries in China, Hong Kong, Canada, Dubai, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
Michelle’s Topgrading workshops and interviews help organizations save hundreds of thousands of dollars when avoiding the cost of “mis-hires”, and improve internal abilities to recognize talent.
An adventurer with a love for the outdoors, Michelle’s intrepid spirit that led her to explorations in China and throughout Asia, and now to spend her spare time building a small farm in southern Chile.
Hands down, the most impactful and engaging workshop I've attended. Michelle's delivery and interactions were outstanding. An absolute pleasure to learn so much from an industry leader. The workshop was a game changer. Looking forward to the positive impact this will make to my organization.
The course was great! I did not know what to expect going in, but I learned a lot and came out with practical actions to start taking now. Michelle is a great coach. She is enthusiastic about the material and that creates a great environment for learning. First hour back at my office, I was already sharing some of what I learned with my staff... they looked scared, so obviously Michelle & Kevin are better at teaching it than me!
Oh my gosh! Now that I've seen how hiring can be done, there's no way I can go back to the way we've been doing it for the past 20 years!
Best & most valuable professional training of my career.
Practical implementable tools to make better hiring decisions - the demos and role plays are invaluable! A must take for all CEOs, HR, & Hiring Managers.
Game Changer. Michelle showed & taught us all the tools we need in the future on how to succeed with the Topgrading program.
Fantastic course. Lots of takeaways. Sessions and role-plays give you great insight into how to do Topgrading. Michelle is excellent. Kept the sessions simple, full of energy and at a great pace.