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Michelle Zivkovic


Michelle brings over 20 years’ expertise in leadership development, strategy, talent, change and transformation.


Michelle has a deep knowledge and understanding of partnering with and supporting C-Suite, Group HR Directors, Boards and senior leaders tackling issues including talent and leadership development, talent retention, transformation and change. Michelle builds relationships through trust and respect to enable leaders to execute business strategy and deliver outstanding people outcomes. Michelle is a strategic, clear thinker and communicator with exceptional people and stakeholder management experience.


Previously, Michelle’s experience includes consulting, co-founder of a business and Partner at Odgers Berndtson where she led the HR, Transformation and Change practice across Australia. Previously, Michelle was a member of the Executive Leadership team at Directioneering. Michelle moved to Sydney to lead Directioneering’s NSW business for five years, after initially spending more than six years with the firm in Melbourne. She provided expert counsel to organisations and individuals; before, during and after significant change. Earlier in her career, Michelle held a key role with the Sacred Heart Mission in Victoria leading their Volunteer Programs. Michelle has extensive experience partnering with diverse industries and organisations including Financial and Professional Services, Higher Education, listed and multinational companies, Government and for purpose. Michelle is an experienced Executive Coach and is passionate about ensuring CHROs, CEOs, and Senior Executives find purpose in their careers and demonstrate positive and effective leadership. Michelle holds a Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from Swinburne University.

Michelle loves travel, languages, running, shoes and chocolate.