|Michelle was at New Commons from 2002 until 2012. She did an amazing work in reshaping New Commons, developing our operations, marketing, and community engagement process with a focus on public health. She is currently advicing on the next transition. You can visit her at www.SoulatWork.org|
Michelle's work is in shaping networks and organizations. Her specialty is in the arena of facilitation, behavior change, and policy and practice development. She has 16 years experience working in public health, wellness, and organizational development field. She is worked with us from 2002 until 2012.
In our consulting practice, Michelle develops and implements projects around people mobilization, innovative organizational structures, implementing multi-site events, group facilitation, and organizational change projects with a focus on individuals and groups. Her current work involves codifying unique leadership practices in action at organizations in flux specifically those of women in a variety of leadership roles. Her passionate interests lie in linking movement, food, and music
As health advocate and change agent she has brought together groups to target the workplace as an intervention. From 1999-2000, she was the president for the regional chapter of the National Association of Worksite Health Promotion, currently a chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. In this capacity she set in motion redefining the regional association’s role by creating networks for professionals to share best practices and knowledge, and developing a functional collaboration with other organizations with similar missions. The role also involved marketing and funding a regional annual conference for over 500 health promotion professionals.
From 1997 – 2001 Michelle worked as a project manager and senior health educator at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Working with client organizations, she designed and implemented targeted programs that respect individual readiness to adopt health habits along with social, cultural and environmental factors. From 1989–1997 she worked as a fitness trainer and certification specialists for personal trainers and coaches; was the Fitness and Wellness Director for the National Fire Protection Association, where she directed the onsite fitness club, and implemented a wellness program as a way to bring community to the employees and management of NFPA.
Michelle has a BA in English from Wesleyan University, MPH from Boston University and an executive development certificate from Boston College’s Leadership for Change, a twelve-month leadership program for change agents... and where she ffirst met Robet! She is an alum of Leadership RI 2012.
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|03/22/2012 23:11:51||Call for Designers||4953|
|08/03/2011 00:00:00||Digital Literacy||1791|
|03/16/2010 11:19:33||Something New||1793|
|05/06/2009 01:00:00||Joint Event WCSWANS and Michelle Girasole||7057|
|03/05/2009 20:00:00||Joint Event with WCSANS and New Commons||1815|
|07/22/2008 20:00:00||Web 2.0 for Non Profits||1653|
|06/23/2008 20:00:00||Provocations in change language||1440|
|06/12/2008 20:00:00||Providence & Beyond Cafe w/Jim Capraro Summary||1694|
|06/12/2008 20:00:00||Providence & Beyond Cafe w/Jim Capraro Live Blog||2211|
|06/04/2008 20:00:00||Soul at Work cafe: Ann-Marie Harrington||2938|
|05/14/2008 20:00:00||The Academy wants to hear from you||943|
|03/05/2008 20:00:00||Soul at Work cafe: Amy Kalafa||3812|
|01/25/2008 20:00:00||Democracy and being unreasonable||1419|