Michèle Barnett Berg
Managing Director, Envisage Consulting
Michèle is a dynamic and engaged coach and facilitator, working closely with clients to build trust, improve communication and collaboration, define strategies and goals, increase engagement, and reach results. With more than two decades of international human capital consulting experience in the areas of executive coaching, leadership development, team building, facilitation, change management, and talent assessment, one of Michèle’s signature strengths—and passions—is her work with executive and leadership teams to be high functioning, effective, and innovative. Through her pragmatic and structured approach, Michèle’s clients take action, make changes, and create lasting impact.
She has worked and lived in four countries and coached leaders from more than 80 nationalities in a wide range of organizations in size and industry, startups to Fortune 50, in both the private and public sectors, as well as with global academic and executive education institutions. She has partnered with senior leaders at Alexion, Axis Communications, BCG, Capgemini, Citibank, Danone, Dell, Ericsson, Fidelity, Ford, Google, Ikea, Klarna, PwC, Sanofi, Siemens, Spotify, Teradata, and UKG.
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 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 entrepreneurs and executives at Harvard Business School, and at MIT’s Sloan School of Management as a Master Executive Leadership and Team Coach. She enjoys being 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 BA in Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She received her professional coaching certification from the NeuroLeadership Institute and uses a variety of assessments including the Predictive Index, MBTI Step II, Hogan, StrengthsFinder and TKI to enhance self-awareness. She’s also worked with a variety of 360-degree feedback assessments and is certified with the Leadership Versatility Index.
She enjoys spending time with her family, visiting art museums, running marathons and angel investing. She also chairs the Board of Directors’ Governance committee of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston. Michèle is first generation American as well as a French/UK national.