your partner in life transitions and leadership
My name is Michele Tevis, a certified Life Transitions and Leadership Coach, and I help women who are at a fork in the road with their professional and personal lives find what makes them happy!
My passion for coaching started at Apple. I was employed at Apple for 30 years as a Senior Leader, which has positioned me to understand the challenges leaders face. I have juggled competing priorities in a fast-paced environment while delivering positive results through my team and cross-functional organizations. I know the challenges and obstacles leaders (and especially women leaders) are facing in today’s work environment, and I am passionate about helping you to overcome these challenges.
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 to pursue my gift for helping others find long-lasting personal and professional 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.
After years of helping those around me be the best they could be, I realized I had a gift for coaching, and decided to become a certified coach as my second career. 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 nine 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
CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
Professional Certified Coach, ICF
Professional Coach for Life and Business, UC Davis Extension
Human Resource Management Certification, Sacramento State University
International Association Professional Recovery Coaching, IAPRC
Go Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification, Process Excellence Methodology
Business Management, University of Phoenix
Project Management course work, Sacramento State University
International Coaching Federation (ICF) Global and Local Chapter
ICF Sacramento Charter Chapter 2019 President
Institutes of Coaching
International Association Professional Recovery Coaches
National Association of Women
Association for Talent Development, Sacramento Chapter
Continental Who’s Who Registry of National Business Leaders