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Michelle Auger
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HR and Talent Acquisition executive with 25+ years of experience hiring, coaching, and developing employees across all levels in the marketing, advertising, government and digital sectors.

HR and Talent Acquisition executive with 25+ years of experience hiring, coaching, and developing employees across all levels in the marketing, advertising, government and digital sectors.

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Michelle Auger is not accepting new clients right now
Bio

I've been coaching and developing people in all levels of their career for over 25+ years and believe everyone deserves and benefits from coaching. I'm passionate and curious about why people do what they do, our fears, our set-backs, and how we overcome them to live full, fulfilled, authentic lives. I have extensive experience in working with managers and executives on their soft skills, communication strategies, values, and unique leadership styles. I have had the pleasure of working with people across the globe and supporting them in their personal and professional journeys.

My work in coaching is a blend of listening, professional experience, scientifically proven neuroplasticity and cognitive exercises that provides a creative approach to accessing feelings, experiences, or events to help us notice noticing. I began my career in New York City, with the MTV Network, working on production releases of new musical artists. I then moved to Chicago and began working with within advertising at Leo Burnett, who created many of the Kellogg's characters. When working at Leo Burnett, I obtained my Masters in IO Psychology. From there, I moved to a start-up agency and build an HR department. Since then, I’ve built HR departments across many organizations that have become high-performing, award-winning teams. My training in coaching comes from the world-renowned Co-Active organization and Hudson Institute of Coaching.


Notable Client Achievements

  • Strategically operationalized a highly successful female entrepreneur of Elegante Weddings to scale her business and brand to reach a larger audience and grow her business by 200% in 6-months.

  • Coached three mid-level, female managers on obtaining promotions with an average compensation increase of 30% though defining their accomplishments and their direct impact on business growth.

  • Partnered with the President of Team DDB that services the US Army on talent strategy, hiring, and org design to successfully utilize 90% of team allocated time.

  • Provided strategic communication goal setting with a Director in the Sales Force in managing up and using their strengths to gain partnership from Executive Leadership on a large scale, culturally significant project.

  • Coached three Executive Leaders in consulting, technology, and digital sectors to start their own successful start-up businesses.

  • Partnered with Accenture to coach the HR team through role transitions in the largest HR re-organization history of the organization.

  • Coached DDB North America HR, Talent Acquisition, and Chicago Leadership Team successfully through leading and managing through COVID

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Work History
Phusion Projects
Head of HR
DDB
VP, Director of Human Resources
Match Marketing Group
VP, HR
+ more
Credentials
  • Master of Arts, Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communication
  • Co-Active Training Institute Trained Coach
Industry Specialties
Hospitality, Human Resources, Marketing Advertising, Advertising and more
Functional Specialties
Human Resources, Management, Marketing, Operations and more
Expertise
Career Direction, Interview Feedback, New Grad, Early Career and more

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