Michele Hunt

DreamMakers: Putting Vision and Values to Work

Michele is a Transformation Catalyst and Strategic Advisor on leadership, organizational and community development, and strategic communications. She helps leaders transform their organizations into high-performance, high-energy cultures, strategically aligned with their mission, vision and values. Michele is also a keynote speaker at conferences on the Power of Shared Vision & Values, DreamMakers, and Flourishing Enterprises. Her customers have included: IBM, Popular Community Bank, Banco Popular Puerto Rico, BHP Australia, FDA, NASA, Association of Human Resources - Brazil (ABRH), World Vision International, Chicago Public Schools and the Harvard Divinity School. She has been a trusted advisor to CEO’s including: Max De Pree, Former CEO, Herman Miller; Frances Hesselbein, Hesseibein Institute (formally the Peter Drucker Foundation) and Arne Duncan, former CEO Chicago Public Schools. Michele was appointed by President Clinton as Director of the Federal Quality Institute, a bi-partisan initiative - Reinventing Government: Creating a Government that Works Better & Cost Less, led by Vice President Gore. She previously served on the executive leadership team of Herman Miller as Corporate Vice President For People responsible for “Human Resources”, Quality Management, Learning and Development, Corporate Communications, and Change Management. In this capacity she facilitated the company’s organizational transformation process. Michele began her career with the Michigan Department of Corrections as one of the first two female probation officers to supervise adult male felons on probation in Detroit, Michigan. She served as Executive Director of Michigan’s only halfway House for female felons, and later became Michigan’s first female Deputy Warden, leading programs for rehabilitation in a male prison. Michele is the author of DreamMakers: Putting Vision and Values to Work, Foreword, Max De Pree, former CEO Herman Miller and DreamMakers: Agents of Transformation, Brazil. She is also a collaborator on the documentary, DreamMakers. Michele’s a monthly contributor to the Huffington Post. Her board affiliations include: Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, the Center for Digital Inclusion, Rio de Janeiro and the Detroit Windsor Dance Academy.

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