Hello. I’m Dr Michelle Pizer (pronounced Pie-zer).
If you want to accelerate your leadership and learn to manage people (and yourself) like a pro, I can help.
I’m proud to have worked with people from some amazing organisations such as Google, KPMG, Goldman Sachs and the ABC.
I’ve also been featured widely in the media; including Business Insider, Channel 9, Radio National, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.
Back in 1989, I registered as a psychologist. All while successfully working my way up the corporate ladder in organisations such as National Mutual (now AMP), Ernst & Young, Roy Morgan Research and Museum Victoria.
Then, in 2000, I opened my business. I decided to combine my corporate background running departments and leading teams, with the coaching and counselling work I’d started to do. All backed by academic rigour. I’m a PhD level endorsed organisational and counselling psychologist. Altogether, it’s an unusual (and useful) combination of experience, knowledge and skill.
Since starting my business, I’ve helped thousands of ambitious people accelerate their leadership and achieve their potential.
Now, I’d like to do the same for you.
Here’s how I can help you
With Executive Coaching, you too can create a great place to work and be the leader that people want to follow. For more information, click here.
As all respected leaders know, being smart and successful doesn’t mean that you won’t sometimes have mental health issues too. This is where Psychological Counselling can help you. For more information, click here.
The Audio Series
Join thousands of people, from over 100 countries worldwide, who have become better leaders and supercharged their career with the Lessons in Leadership Audio Series. To find out how click here.
Why I do what I do
An early lesson about leadership, dignity, and respect
My dad was in the rag trade and I used to earn a little pocket money in the summer holidays working in his factory. I’d pack and fold t-shirts, attach a price tag and place them into boxes for delivery. But at 14, I loved to sew and had dreams of being a fashion designer. So I was thrilled when I was promoted to sewing seams. Turns out it was too soon.
I found it tedious. By mid-morning, I turned to my co-workers and said: “This is so boring. I don’t know how you can stand it”. Word traveled fast. Dad was appalled: I’d offended his hard-working, loyal employees. I had to apologise to all the sewers and was sent back to packing and folding with my tail between my legs. He fired me after only half a day. Not the easiest thing for a dad to do.
Today I’m grateful. I learned early on learned that good leaders step up and do the right thing, even when it’s hard. And about the importance of dignity and respect in the workplace.
Creating better careers and workplaces
From this valuable life lesson, I was inspired to work with people to make sure that their work lives are rewarding on every level. Ultimately, I help ensure careers and corporations work seamlessly.
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