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Jody Michael, MCC


Jody Michael, MCC

Jody Michael Associates

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"People can change. In fact, sometimes, people can change dramatically. I make this statement with confidence, simply because I have had the privilege of partnering with thousands of individuals, just like you, who have seen their personal and professional goals realized. Coaching can be the catalyst to profoundly shift the trajectory of one's life, enabling people to do things they never dreamed of. I have watched people reach goals that they had coveted for decades. And I've watched people change their world perspective dramatically. Like compounding interest, a small change over the course of years can yield huge results."

—Jody Michael

At Jody Michael Associates (JMA), we're engaged and passionate about the personal success of each of our clients, and it shows. Ninety percent of our clients are referred to us from former clients and over eighty-seven percent are "extremely satisfied" with the results of our work together.

Our one-on-one approach is interactive and holistic. Unlike many firms, our coaching process is not rote, but an individualized process based on your needs and goals. We listen. We strategize. We coach.

In addition to the career discovery process, we offer career transition coaching, resume rewrites, comprehensive interview coaching and effective approaches to develop corporate escape plans, jump-start stalled careers, launch new entrepreneurial endeavors, transition to retirement and navigate political land mines.

The JMA team is led by founder Jody Michael, a Master Certified Coach and Board Certified Coach with over 20 years of individual, executive and career coaching experience and 15 years of corporate leadership in the finance industry. She has been featured on MSNBC Primetime, Discovery Channel, CNN, NBC's "Today Show," WGN's "Chicago Confidential" and in the Chicago Tribune.

We hope to have the opportunity to partner with you in achieving your career goals.

Jody Michael holds the prestigious, top-level designation of Master Certified Coach (MCC), a distinction held by less than 1% of certified coaches. In addition, she is a Board Certified Coach (BCC) and a University-of-Chicago-trained psychotherapist, effective at helping clients mitigate the anxiety and depression that often accompanies career change. She has personally conducted over 30,000 one-on-one sessions and is passionate about the personal success of each client.

Ms. Michael possesses the rare combination of theoretical knowledge, extensive coaching and corporate experience. She has consulted and coached in a wide range of corporations, from Fortune 10 to small business, and has worked with many market leaders including Abbott, Accenture, Avnet, BP, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Deloitte, Dial Corporation, Forsythe, Mayer Brown, Sara Lee and Stepan Company.


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