Dr Michelle Shields


Michelle is an independent organisational development consultant. With over 30 years experience in industry and academia, she brings a unique blend of evidence-based applied learning to the organisations with which she works.

Michelle has worked with numerous organisations including most recently Air New Zealand; Emirates Airlines; Canterbury, Manukau and Waikato District Health Boards; Ballance Agri-Nutrients; Federated Farmers and AgResearch.

The work she has performed includes the design and delivery of leadership programmes; assessment and redesign of performance management systems; development of HR strategy; development of competency frameworks; implementation of HR information systems; 360o reviews and feedback; facilitation of shared purpose and vision; and design and delivery of workshops in change management, relational leadership, negotiation, courageous conversations, advocacy and influence, systems thinking, Appreciative Inquiry, high performing teams, coaching skills, customer satisfaction and Total Quality Management, prioritisation and delegation, Tipping Point, self-awareness, collaboration skills, and Belbin Team Roles.

From 2008 to 2012 she was National Manager for Learning and Development with AgResearch. As part of her work, she developed leadership and cultural change programmes designed to build high performance teams and enhance collaborative stakeholder relationships. Since then she has used group facilitation techniques to bring about organisational change, working in partnership with organisational development providers throughout New Zealand and internationally.

Before taking up permanent residency in New Zealand in 2002, Michelle worked as a consultant with several North American companies including American Airlines, IBM, Nortel Networks and Bell Northern Research.

Qualifications and Accreditations

  • Doctor of Philosophy (HRD Psychology)
  • Master of Science (Organisational Development and Behaviour)
  • Bachelor of Science (Arts Management)
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • Belbin Team Roles
  • CEB/SHL OPQ Personality and 360o
  • Change, Dialogue and Action
  • Extraordinary Leader 360 and Coaching
  • David Rock’s Results Coaching
  • Brava Trak Coaching

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0508 ODI ODI  (0508 634 634)
03 943 2373


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