Founded as a knowledge-driven coaching and employability training practice serving the local community through activities encouraging labour market attachment. The big picture mission is to prevent job disruption or loss, connecting employers with qualified people, and supporting the stakeholders’ objectives = meaningful employment.
A Bit of Background …
My name is Michelle Intrepidi. Yes, Intrepidi is a real name and on most days I live its origin. I am a certified ADHD Coach and an educator with twenty years’ experience in the field. I like to say my hallmark is “getting to the heart of the matter”. Over the years, I have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of individuals to achieve self-awareness as a foundation for achieving practical results bridging the performance gap to show what they know.
A diversity of learning and career experience informs my application of evidence-based coaching model. In combination with customized resources, targeted strategies we chart practical pathways for individuals to reach their academic and career objectives.
As an accessibility advisor for the University of Manitoba, I have collaborated with faculty, staff, parents and student advocacy as part of establishing the best-suited accommodation plans to support students’ academic goals. Additionally, implemented workshops of yoga and mindfulness-based stress reduction tailored to students registered with Student Accessibility Services.
Educational consulting including; mining, aerospace, the Provincial and Federal government departments and academia in which I have had the pleasure of working with people from a variety of backgrounds, developing and delivering essential skills, career development, and qualifications recognition programs from internationally educated professionals in STEM sectors to local business owners adding a depth and breadth of knowledge on how diverse people and organizations work and learn most effectively.
As a Learning and Development Manager, The Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba, responsible to oversee and manage all aspects of a Federal project, Destination Employment, which includes pre-employment preparation for adults who suspect or have a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder and/or learning disabilities and co-existing mental health conditions.
An active member of ADDA’s Workplace Issues Committee, contributing articles, vetting research with a dedicated team to develop ADDA’s ADHD in the Workplace presentation to employers and ongoing new projects. ADHD At Work is a site that helps employees with ADHD and an exceptional resource to direct employers and staff seeking data on how to best support talented ADHD employees in the workplace.
- Associate Coach Certification, ADD Coach Academy (Albany, New York)
- Permanent Professional Teacher Certificate
- Accessibility Plan Training, Disabilities Issues Office, Government of Manitoba
- Mental Health First Aid Certificate, Mental Health Commission of Canada
- Conflict Resolution Mediation Certification
- TOWES Test Administrator Certification
- The Power of Mindfulness: Inside and Outside the Therapy Hour
- Attachment Treatment: Theory and Techniques
- Emotion-Focused Therapy: Working with Emotion in Anxiety, Depression, and Addictions
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training
- Bachelor of Education, After Degree – Senior Years, University of Winnipeg
- Bachelor of Arts in Conflict Resolution Studies, Menno-Simmons College
- Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Student of Distinction Award recipient
- International Coach Federation (member in good standing)
- ADHD Coaches Organization
- ADDA Professional Membership
- ADDA Workplace Issues Committee
- LDA Manitoba
- Adult ADHD In The Workplace – Staff Training (New Directions)
- Creating a Culture of Peace – Guest Lecturer (Faculty of Education)
- Accessibility Issues on Campus – University of Manitoba
- Workplace Essential Skills – Manitoba Training and Education Centre
- Sensitivity in the Workplace – Diversity Awareness (Manitoba Tourism Education College)
“Your knowledge and advice will be put to good use. Thank you for helping me define who I am.”
– Andy, workshop participant