Michaleen “Micki” K. Lewis has partnered with hundreds of leaders in diverse work environments across North America for over 15 years. Lewis builds long-standing ties with leaders by co-creating customized frameworks and initiatives ensuring positive leader and organizational results.
Experience and Expertise
Prior to her affiliation with The Executive Edge®, Micki gained valuable experience while working for LINKAGE, Inc. a Global Leadership Development Organization based out of Boston. Micki was able to work alongside global leadership OD thought leaders like Warren Bennis (Leader Development), Marshall Goldsmith (Coaching) and William Bridges (Change).
During that time Ms. Lewis also was President of ATD – Chicago, one of the largest Talent Development Association Chapters in the world. Besides recruiting her Board Team of 22, together, the team reignited the organization, reviving the membership by >30%, turning it around to be financially secure for the first time in six years
Working both internally and externally as a Managing Director, Sr. Organizational Effectiveness and OD Consultant, Project Leader and Business Developer, Lewis began her career in the lab, managed departments then moved into sales and marketing for a global healthcare medical device organization. Lewis then transitioned into numerous diverse industries for her work completing Strategic Organizational Development | Effectiveness | Coaching initiatives – always building people and organizations along the way.
Ms. Lewis has partnered with clients across Technical, Healthcare, Academic and Government entities (see below for more detail). Micki’s expertise range in these areas:
- Executive Coaching / Leader and Team Coaching
- Leadership and Team Development
- Strategic Talent Development
- Change / Transition/ Career Mobility
- New Leader / New Team Assimilation
Honors and Awards
Lewis was selected as a national speaker & given awards (11x) for outstanding business development, sales, team and people development accomplishments. One global organization, Transitions, invited Micki to be a member of their Influential Leader Professional Forum.
Micki is the featured author on a chapter in Career Strategies that WORK, has authored more than 25 articles both online and hard copy. Micki has also made hundreds of conference presentations/ workshops to her global enterprise colleagues along with NFP organizations across North America. Partial List of articles include:
- High Impact Coaching Tips, Manage Smarter Online + Training Mag.
- Coaching Distinctions / 65,000 International Circulation: LINKAGE
- Coaching Distinctions for Leaders
- Love it or Leave it
- ATD Chicago Magazine: Elevating our Profession, Values and Monthly Presidents Column
- Leveraging Coaching for Strategic Workforce Planning
- New Year – New You
- Touchdown or Turnover
Awards / Recognitions
- Consultant of the Year (2X Winner)
- Pride People Award (4X Winner)
- Dynamic Team (2X Winner)
- Conference Expert Panel Member – Retaining Talent
- MVPP-Most Valuable Player
- Regional Teamwork Award
- SAMMY (GRAMMY) Award – unique marketing promotions
- Int’l Conf. Presenter (10+ Leadership, Talent, OD) (SHRM, AOA, AAO, ATD +)
Professional Certifications and Assessment
- 2017 C-IQ- Conversational Intelligence (Neuroscience) Coach Certified
- Certified Coach Federation (ICF) COACH
- Corp Coach U Clinic Facilitator
- Coach U Graduate
- Master Certified Coach CERTIFICATE: Linkage Coaching Leaders
- Certified CPLP: Association of Talent Development ATD Workplace Learning +Performance
- OD CERTIFICATE: Facilitated 34 Courses| (12 req. for Certificate) LINKAGE, Inc. Burlington, MA
- DISC Communication
- Certified Workplace Motivators (Values)
- Change + Transition Certified: Wm. Bridges
- Denison Culture Assessments
- Master of Science: MSMOB – OD: Management Organizational Behavior OD Concentration
- Bachelor of Arts – Organizational Leadership, Benedictine University, Lisle, IL both high honors
- ATD-Chicago President / Advisor/ Chair / Board of Directors
- International Coach Federation (ICF)
- CODIC- Past Board Director
Academic/Education/NFP: American Academy of Ophthalmology, Optometric Association, Association of General Dentistry (AGD), Association for Talent Development (ATD), Benedictine University, ATD-Chicago Chapter Association for Talent Development, Chicago Public Schools(CPS), College of DuPage, Dallas CC, Harper College, Heartland Alliance, Notre Dame University, DePaul University, Midwestern University, Nat’l Assoc. Optometrists / Opticians, Triton College, 100’s International + National Medical & Healthcare Educational Conferences.
Business/Technology: ABB, ADP, American Express, ARC Resources (CAN), AXA-Equitable, BAE Systems, Benteler, Boeing, British Petroleum (BP), Chanel, Cole-National, DBM, Discover Financial, CDK, Convergys, Comcast, Cytec, Dell, Elbit Systems, E-Bay-Switzerland, EMI, Esterline/ CMC Electronics, EESCO (Rockwell WESCO), Greene-Tweed, GCC (MEX), Harley-Davidson, IBM, InterDigital, Kellogg, Kohler, Kraft, Mary Kay, Met Life, Monsanto, Motorola, Nestle Purina Petcare, OGE Energy, Opus, Panduit, Pepsi Bottlers, Price Waterhouse Cooper, SONY, TriZetto, US Steel, UL (Underwriters), WHEELS.
Healthcare: Allergan, American Medical Systems, Anthem, Astellas, AstraZeneca, Assurant Health, Beltone, Berkeley Heartlab, BCBSA, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Central DuPage Hospital, Cole-National, DOC, Foote Health, Fresenius Kabi, Health Net, Inc, Genentech, Humana, Lens Crafters, Merck, Mercy General, McKesson / Relay Health, Kaiser Permanente, Medi-Promotions (Scripts), Cone Health, Pearle Vision, Presence Health, Resurrection Healthcare, Roche, Rosin, SHOPKO Vision, SOLA, Takeda, TAP, Thermo-Fisher Scientific, Turner Construction, Walgreens, Wal-Mart Vision, Wellpoint, Concentra/Viant/ Multi-Plan, Carl Zeiss Vison.
Government: Air Force Lab, Canadian Government, Dept. Education, AAFES, Dept. Homeland Security/ICE, DOT, The CIA, The IRS, The US House of Representatives, The FBI.
“I began working with Micki when I was in a SEVP role to then being chosen to take on the President’s position. Besides personally coaching through my executive position transitioning to be a more effective leader, Micki facilitated in building a better workplace environment by reenergizing the team, building relationships and leadership skills of my Directors and VP’s, thus shifting our business direction from spiraling downward to having positive finances within eight months, then doubling profitability in less than four years.”
– President, Pharma Advertising Organization, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
“Bright, positive, focused, intuitive, thoughtful, and committed to both team and overall organizational success. That, and one hundred other accolades describe the amazing woman, leader, coach, mentor, change agent, organizational choreographer, facilitator, and team player that is Micki Lewis. We’re building a team to take my company’s best and brightest to the next levels of leadership, Micki would be my first call.”
– Owner & President, Total Success Technologies, Inc., Portland, OR
“Micki completed an extensive work environment improvement effort at my facility in Houston. Her coaching and leadership insight was principal in establishing a framework of expectations and base line behaviors. Micki served as personal coach for a range of levels (technician to director level). We’re off to a successful start, due to Micki’s leadership. Her passion for a relationship-driven, bottom line improvement focus helped kick start our efforts.”
Top qualities: Personable, High Integrity, Creative
– Manager / Superintendent, Global Oil Company, Houston, TX
“It is with great pleasure that I can endorse Micki Lewis. We have worked together off and on over the last three years on various interventions and organizational development programs. Time and again I find myself turning to her as a trusted resource and coach, whether it means debriefing members of our executive team on atmospheric surveys, conducting Action Learning Projects during team offsites, or brainstorming different approaches to problem solving.
Micki’s ability to guide people through critical thinking exercises is very dynamic – she strikes a perfect balance between knowing when to nudge people and when to pull back. In our field, this is a priceless ability and I’ve seen her create incredible results: executives who are motivated to dig in moving forward and put a communication strategy in place for employees; skeptical teams who become enthusiastic to take ownership of trust-building and high-performance goals; and the “ah ha” moments I’ve experienced during our own planning sessions.
Micki is a creative problem solver; she acquits herself well as a facilitator; and she has a complete knowledge of OD. That she takes great pride in her work is clear; that she wants to see people do well is even clearer.”
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative
– Sr. Manager OD, Technical Engineering Firm, Melville, NY
“I had the pleasure of working with Micki to get an objective talent evaluation of myself and guidance on how to best use my strengths to further my career and achieve a higher level of satisfaction. Micki is incredibly talented and is able to facilitate honest introspection in a comfortable, non-threatening way that was relevant to my situation. I would highly recommend her as a talented, reliable, and caring professional that is also very personable.”
Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative
– VP Product Leadership, Global Metrics Org., Chicagoland Area
More About Micki
Micki was born and raised in the Chicagoland area and lives in the Western Suburbs of Chicago with her husband and their 2 rescued Senior Beagles. She enjoys swimming her mile-long laps, biking and walking their dogs and just recently… joined a Pickleball League!