Michelle Friedman is a certified executive coach, organizational consultant, facilitator and speaker with an expertise in women’s career paths. As Special Advisor to iRelaunch, she participates in a range of roles including developing and onboarding our coaching programs, facilitating iRelaunch corporate strategy sessions and reentry consulting engagements with employers, universities and professional associations, and at the iRelaunch Return to Work Conferences.
Michelle is the Founder of Advancing Women's Careers LLC, a global coaching and consulting firm dedicated to strengthening the pipeline of female leaders in demanding industries. Before founding AWC, she spent 12 years in corporate banking and financial software industries in relationship management and marketing roles. Michelle earned her MA in Social-Organizational Psychology with an emphasis on Change Leadership from Columbia University and received a BSBA in Marketing with a concentration in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. She is certified by the Coaches Training Institute and is a Certified Practitioner of Hogan Assessments, Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator®, and Strong Interest Inventory®. She is a member of the International Coach Federation, and holds their Professional Certified Coach designation.