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Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

Michelle Schafer

Senior Level Executive Contributor

Michelle Schafer Coaching

Michelle Schafer

Michelle Schafer Coaching

Michelle Schafer is an International Coaching Federation-certified coach and facilitator, specializing in career transition and leadership. She is the owner and founder of Michelle Schafer Coaching, empowering people to achieve career fulfillment. Michelle is passionate about people and inspired by their progress, working with clients at all levels of an organization and across sectors including federal and municipal government, high tech, not-for-profit and financial services. Michelle offers coaching 1:1, in groups and recently was certified in the foundations of team coaching with the Global Team Coaching Institute.

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Joy Is All Around Us ‒ Where Can You Spot It Today?

How can you find joy in the "every day"? And how can you experience joy in moments that are not joyful?

The Power Of Appreciation

The beautiful scarf I'm wearing in the photo below is no ordinary item purchased in a store or online.

Feeling Shame While Looking For Work? You Are Not Alone

This year, I'm committing myself to embrace "slow" more in my life – part of this is more consistently engaging in a short meditation

7 Ways To Boost Team Connection In A Hybrid World

Plug into the power supply! Imagine connecting with all of your team. Imagine holding hands with everyone and then pushing your finger

How To Take Charge Of Your Career Development

There have been times in my career when I felt it was time to leave a position, but I stayed longer than I wanted out of loyalty to my co-wo

How Leaders Can Foster Team Accountability (Instead Of Accountability To The Leader)

Data is clear that high-performing teams have a lot in common. Among other things, engagement, intrinsic motivation, a common shared goal,

5 Ways To Advance Your Job Search During The Holidays

At this time of year, I often hear from my career coaching clients “I’m going to park my search until January.

5 Questions To Take Charge Of Your Career Planning

When was the last time you had a conversation with your leader about your career development?

How To Stay Motivated During A Discouraging Job Search

What I have seen with clients over many years of coaching and psychotherapy is that if something isn’t working out well, as with a discourag

What Does Leadership Mean? Brainz Expert Panel Answers

Leadership is about being a gardener, not a firefighter. Instead of solving the problem for your team and putting out the fire, be a gardene

5 Tips To Achieve Team Accountability

Leaders ‒ are you encouraging accountability to the team, or accountability to you as a leader?

Level Up Your Interviewing Skills With These 7 Tips

I remember my very first interview coaching client like it was yesterday (even though it was seven years ago!).

How The Commonalities Between Camping And Job Searching Can Help You Find A Career You Love

What do camping and looking for work have in common? Last weekend, our family went camping with friends.

Coaching And Empowering People To Achieve Career Fulfillment – Interview With Michelle Schafer

Michelle Schafer is an International Coaching Federation Certified Coach and Facilitator specializing in career transition and leadership.

Job Search Lessons From Machu Picchu

In early May, I returned home to Ottawa, Canada after 17 glorious days in Peru.

Jobseekers – What’s Growing In Your Job Search?

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How Overcoming Limiting Beliefs Can Help You Move Forward In Your Job Search

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Your Job Search Over The Holidays – Time To Rest Or Time To Work?

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The Magic Of Looking “Through” The Network

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Are You Transitioning Careers (Or Thinking About it)? You Have An Exciting Career Story To Share

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CREA Global Awards presented to

Michelle Schafer

Michelle Schafer Coaching

The CREA Global Awards is proudly presented to the honoree by the Brainz Magazine Selection Committee, in recognition for their creative and innovative ideas, adaptability in business, or for their contributions to sustainability and mental health projects.

Caroline Winkvist

Editor-In-Chief

Daniel Ålund

Selection Committee

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Brainz 500 Global Awards presented to

Michelle Schafer

Michelle Schafer Coaching

Brainz 500 Global Awards is proudly presented to the honoree by the Brainz Magazine Selection Committee, in recognition of their entrepreneurial success, achievements, and dedication to helping others.

Caroline Winkvist

Editor-In-Chief

Fredrik Elfqvist

Selection Committee

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

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