Michèle Barnett Berg
Leadership Developer, Facilitator & Executive Coach
Michèle is a Senior Vice President of MCG Partners with over two decades of international human-capital consulting experience including leadership and talent development, team-building facilitation, executive coaching, change management, executive onboarding, organizational optimization and design, executive search, and talent assessment. She has worked with a variety of global clients and organizations in the private and public sector as well as with academic and executive education institutions.
After completing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Michèle began her career in recruiting and executive search. She worked for Korn/Ferry International where she conducted C-suite searches for the Advanced Technology, Venture Capital and Professional Services practices. She went on to work for two fin-tech and software start-ups, spent some time in management consulting and then served as Senior Advisor on Human Capital to Christopher Burnham, the Assistant Secretary/Chief Financial Officer at US Department of State during the agency’s Resource Management reorganization under Secretary Colin Powell.
While living in Switzerland, Michèle joined IMD, a top ranking international business school, as a career strategy coach for their Global MBA program and as a business case writer creating executive education program materials focused on leadership, innovation and governance. Michèle has worked in Asia consulting to Hong Kong University of Science and Technology on the design and pilot of their MBA Career Strategy program and with Singapore Management University on various case writing projects.
Michèle most recently lived in Sweden and continues to work as an executive coach with the Stockholm School of Economics Executive MBA Leadershiplive Program; which she co-created in 2014.
Michèle is a dynamic and engaged facilitator who works with leaders to create and build high functioning and effective teams. She has designed and developed several leadership development programs in both academic and corporate environments. Her clients span in industry and range from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. Michèle has worked with global executives at Harvard Business School as an individual and team coach. She is involved with MIT’s $100K start up awards program as a mentor and judge. Michèle is a certified analyst in the Predictive Index® (PI®), and an MBTI® practitioner and works with individuals and teams to use these assessment tools for improved communication, collaboration and productivity.
Michèle serves on the Board of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston as the Co-Chair for Governance and is an active member of The Junior League of Boston.
In her free time, Michèle enjoys spending time with her family, running marathons, cooking and visiting art museums. She is a dual American and French national.