For every one of us on the High5 Leadership team, there came a point of awakening where we knew there had to be more to life than what we were experiencing. We each went through our own transformation that led us to now giving away the gift we received to others. We’ve applied the information and tools we learned to our own personal and professional lives. We practice it every day. We fall down. We get up stronger. We go first. We choose joy. We love our lives!
Our passion is sustainability and lifelong partnerships with every organization and person that connects with High5 Leadership. Our measure of success is through your long-term growth both personally and professionally. Our High5 community provides ongoing learning and support. We will be there to celebrate your successes with a High5! We will hold you accountable if we see you veering from what you say you want. Bottom line is, we’ve got your back!
“If you had told me when I graduated from college that this would be my life, I would have never believed you, and yet, it’s the only thing that makes sense after transforming my own life again and again. If I don’t share what I’ve learned, what’s the point? With over 20 years of corporate leadership and training, followed by another 10 years facilitating transformational leadership experiences, I’ve seen and experienced almost everything. And I Go First, is not only one of High5’s Key Messages, it’s one of my own personal values. I will let our student and partner testimonials speak for our results.”
Michelle comes to High5 Leadership with experience from the corporate world, higher education, and non-profits. She has held positions from Customer Service Rep to CEO. In addition to completing the High5 Intensive and High5 Evolve classes, she has been in the classroom to help facilitate other trainings for the last seven years and is currently an assistant trainer. At High5 Leadership, she handles operations behind the scenes and the High5 experience outside the classroom as well as the social media. Michelle lives in Chicagoland with her husband, Kevin. Between them they have five children-Parley, Jason, Robert, Lauren and Hayley. They enjoy time together being foodies, traveling and socializing with their amazing friends.
Chad works for High5 Leadership as a Master Trainer-In-Training and as our IT/Operations/Logistics guru. Inside the classroom, he is passionate about helping students reach their next level of potential and accept personal responsibility for their lives. Outside the classroom, he is committed to delivering excellence for High5 Leadership’s operations and ensuring every class is a success. He has also spent the last 10+ years as an IT professional in the field of Database Administration. Chad and his partner, Ismael, love to travel the world, hike and play games with their family and friends as well as going on adventures with dogs Joy, Axel and Jax.