Michèle Barnett Berg
Managing Director, Envisage Consulting
Michèle has more than two decades of international human capital consulting experience including executive coaching, leadership development, team building, facilitation, change management, onboarding, and talent assessment. She has worked with a wide range of organizations in size and industry, startups to Fortune 50, both in the private and public sector as well as with global academic and executive education institutions.
Michèle has worked and lived in 4 countries and coached leaders from more than 80 nationalities. She has partnered with senior leaders at Axis Communications, Citi, Clinton Health Foundation, Danone, Dell, Ericsson, Fidelity, Ford, Google, IBM, Ikea, Mitsubishi, Ocean Conservancy, PwC, Sanofi, Teradata and Verizon. Working with teams to be high functioning, effective and innovative is one of Michèle’s signature strengths and passions. She is a dynamic and engaged facilitator that enjoys working closely with clients to define strategies, create goals, increase engagement and reach results.
Michèle is committed to help clients reach a positive outcome through a pragmatic and structured approach that drives insights and supports them to make changes, take action and create lasting impact. Michèle has worked with several management teams in corporate as well as startup environments as they address strategic issues, tackling new markets, driving innovation, succession planning and facing rapid growth.
She received her professional coaching certification from the NeuroLeadership Institute and uses a variety of assessments including the Predictive Index, MBTI Step II, StrengthsFinder and TKI to enhance self-awareness and build leadership capacity. She’s also worked with a variety of 360-degree feedback assessments and is certified with the Leadership Versatility Index.
Michèle has designed leadership development programs in both academic and corporate environments and brings a keen understanding of adult learning needs. While living in Switzerland, Michèle joined IMD as a coach for their Global MBA program and as a business case writer creating executive education materials focused on leadership, innovation, and governance. She has consulted to Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and with Singapore Management University. While living in Sweden, she joined Stockholm School of Economics where she is currently a Senior Coach/Faculty Member for their Executive MBA Leadershiplive Program, a program she co-created in 2014. In Boston, she works with global executives at Harvard Business School and at MIT’s Sloan School of Management as a leadership coach for individuals and teams and serves as a mentor and judge for MIT’s $100K Entrepreneurship program.
Early in her career, Michèle was an executive search consultant with Korn/Ferry International in San Francisco where she conducted C-suite searches for the Venture Capital, Advanced Technology and Professional Services practices. She has worked for two start-ups in fintech and software and then went on to serve as Senior Advisor on Human Capital to the Assistant Secretary/Chief Financial Officer at the U.S. Department of State under Secretary Colin Powell.
Michèle completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston as Chair of the Governance committee. She enjoys spending time with her family, running marathons, visiting art museums, and angel investing. Michèle is first generation American and a dual French national.