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Introducing Michelle Howie…


Michelle has worked with leaders, individuals, and organisations in a self-employed capacity since 2015.  She is the sole operator of her registered NZ business, Howie Consulting Ltd, with comprehensive insurance coverage and a great track record of satisfied customers who have experienced her guidance and value-add first-hand.

As a facilitator and coach, Michelle creates spaces where people can hear their own voice and speak honestly. She has the heart, capacity and skill to bring clarity and wellbeing into your personal life or work life. Tapping into who we are and relying on the stuff of which we are made is Michelle’s favourite coaching angle.

A former high school French teacher, she draws on her background in education when working as a consultant, coach and group facilitator.

She has worked with a wide range of clients and individuals; including local government organisations, community funders, large tech companies and small social entreprises. Michelle is a qualified PRINCE2 Project Manager, an experienced change leader and is skilled at bringing together diverse stakeholders to engage and consult on topics of importance. She specialises in in-sourcing, helping people use what they already have in a smart and functional way.

An advanced certified IHEART facilitator, Michelle can also work with families and young people aged 10-18 to help uncover their innate wellbeing and resilience.  A parent herself, Michelle has a strong commitment to making the world a little better each day. 

Behind all of Michelle’s work is a rock-solid knowing that we are equipped to handle life – and that from this place of knowing, life can be lived with more ease, more laughter, more creativity and lots of practical action! This outlook applies to absolutely everything and every situation. Michelle regularly forgets this knowing, because she is human. Therefore she is also experienced in the messy, painful and confusing sides of life. It is just like that. Even rock-solid knowledge will be tested in the moment.

Michelle would be happy to chat if you want to talk about working together. Drop her an email … [email protected] or call 0210 426835.


Why not read Michelle’s writing?

Michelle writes to make sense of things. The things in her head and in her life.

She likes to know how things work, why things are happening the way they are – and her part in all of it.

She reads other people’s books, articles and poems to make sense of things too. Michelle values the writers of this world very highly. To choose words, put them in an order and strive to communicate something of value is absolutely her favourite form of creative expression.

A good way to get to know Michelle and her perspectives on life is through her writing. She shares short fiction and non-fiction articles on this site (check out the top tabs) and writes Friday Flow on SubStack. You can browse the archives of fortnightly entries and sign up for Friday Flow to receive it directly in your inbox.

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Roll call! These great organisations chose to involve Michelle in their projects, workshops and dreams…

Want to chat about something else? Drop Michelle an email any time… [email protected]

Lovely comments from real-life humans Michelle has worked with…

“This was such a meaningful and powerful workshop. The insights around wellbeing gave me new tools that I will be using in my life going forward.  I was able to meet & engage with people I otherwise wouldn’t have met. I left this workshop feeling incredibly full of hope.”

 “My wellbeing is innate. I’ve always had it. It’s not outside me. And no-one can take it away.”

“[The workshop] gave me the tools I need whilst going through a tough time.”

Feedback from participants at Seed Waikato workshop – October 2020

Michelle is such a strong coach and an asset to the programme.”

“Michelle was a great facilitator. She has great EQ and ran the sessions well.”

“Michelle is a great facilitator. She balances contributing and driving us to contribute ourselves really well.”

“Michelle has heaps of experience and is a great facilitator.”

“The facilitation was awesome, I loved how Michelle left it up to us but still contributed and her contribution was usually highly valued.”

“Michelle was wonderful and supportive throughout, and I was thoroughly impressed over all.”

“Michelle was fantastic, a real asset to the programme.”

Feedback from participants on the Next Gen leadership programme, 2018-2021

“Michelle is one of those rare people whose gift of service and leadership has the potential to reshape entire communities by empowering people to see themselves through the lens of possibility rather than limitation.”

Lee-Ann Jordan

“One of Michelle’s greatest talents is her ability to listen intently, while holding space for other people to share their emotions, thoughts and feelings. She is a collaborative and empathetic leader, with a bright mind, and the ability to synthesise  information extremely quickly in a very direct and practical way”

Rachel Tucker

“Michelle became my coach in August 2017 when I embarked on a journey which involved beginning a business in a new health modality that is not widely known. This being my second business in the health sector I wanted to start this new business with a fresh, methodical approach. Michelle predominately offered business coaching whilst also incorporating some valuable life coaching which helped me discover more about myself and the way I wanted to operate my business. Her approach has been kind and gentle, bringing a wealth of knowledge and opening a whole new paradigm to how I viewed business and business models. She has been thoroughly supportive and encouraging through this process and both my business and personal lives have benefited from her input.  As a female entrepreneur it has been a difficult path to navigate and I can see the value in having a mentor like Michelle. Drawing a comparison between beginning my first business without a mentor compared to my second, Michelle has made the process less daunting and has provided essential insight into the business world. She has also been my constant with regards to helping me maintain a positive attitude about myself and my capabilities. In moments of self-doubt Michelle has been there always to ensure I veer back on to the path of self-belief and success.”

Summer 0'Brien