my story

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your partner in career development

My name is Michele Tevis. I have over two decades of experience assisting professionals navigate the peaks and valleys of their careers, and I would love to put this experience to work for you. When we work together we will identify your goals, discover your strengths, and make a plan to pursue your passions.

I hold a professional certification from the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and a certificate in Business and Life coaching from University of California, Davis Extension. I have experience in coaching, management, and personal development. Over the years, I have discovered that coaching isn’t about therapy or counseling; it’s about taking control. I founded Insight2Empower Coaching and Consulting so that I could pursue my gift for helping others find long-lasting career fulfillment.

how coaching found me

Part of the reason I am passionate about coaching and consulting is that I genuinely believe that if I had a coach, I would have found my calling sooner!  My long journey to business coaching began while I was working in upper management at Apple. It was there that I realized that colleagues often came to me for direction and leadership advice. As I progressed in my career, the company started to pick up on my innate abilities as well and charged me developing alternative training methods to increase my colleagues’ job effectiveness. I built a coaching program from conception through delivery, including curriculum development, training collateral, progress reports, and client specifications. I also initiated new learning methods to ensure complete staff comprehension while maximizing learning time. I also co-authored training manuals, designed and developed business process improvements, and created plans for direct orientation to improve instructional delivery.

After years of helping those around me be the best they could be, I realized I had a gift for coaching, and decided to study leadership in a local program. During this training, I sharpened my pre-existing skills, and learned to utilize different leadership development resources for coaching execution geared towards individuals, teams, and organizations. I pride myself on my ability to listen well, communicate effectively, provide accountability, and inspire self-initiated change.

on a personal note

When I’m not working with clients, I like to spend time with my husband, Sid, my four daughters, one son, and  seven grandchildren. My passions include traveling, interior design, and cooking, among other things. I have lived throughout California, but currently call the beautiful  Northern California home.

education & certifications

  • Business Management, University of Phoenix
  • Certified, Professional Coaching for Life and Business, UC Davis Extension
  • ICF Global and Sacramento Member, PCC Coaching for Life and Business
  • Project Management Coursework, Sacramento State University
  • Leadership Architect Skill Training, Apple, Inc.-Train the Trainer Program
  • MRP, JIT and MPS, APICs Training
  • Go Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification, Process Excellence Methodology

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