During the span of a day, we make millions of decisions. From tiny and insignificant decisions (eg: Should I brush my teeth now or after I make coffee?) to large and consequential decisions (eg: Should I fire this employee?), decisions shape our lives. In the workplace, decisions shape our teams, our organizations, our morale, and our profit, which is why we’re always striving to make better ones.
In these interactive workshops, your team will learn how to use decision science and engineering to make better decisions. These workshops are customizable and can be tailored to the specific needs of your team and organization.
Previous workshops include:
For more information or to inquire about your organization please email Michelle at: michelle [at] michelleflorendo [dot] com
Courses & Teaching
Michelle currently teaches three courses on decision making that are open to the public:
Decision Toolkit for Personal Decisions is a self-paced virtual course that walks you through a step-by-step process for making a big decision, especially on a deadline. Purchase access here.
Decision Toolkit for Coaches and Counselors is a 2-day workshop designed to train coaches and counselors on how to use the frameworks I teach to support their clients in decision making. Enroll via Maven.
Decision Mapping is a 6-week course taught via Stanford Continuing Studies. Enrollment will open in December for the session that will run Winter Quarter 2024.
Should I go to grad school? Should I stay in my job or leave? Is now the right time to start trying to have a baby? Where should I relocate to? Which job offer should I accept? Is now the time to sell my stake in the business and retire?
For when you have a high stakes decision you need to make soon, and want professional help to assess the right course of action.
With on-the-spot Decision Coaching, I can help you:
Decision Coaching usually takes place in 1-2 90 minute sessions or a single half-day session, billed at Michelle's executive coaching rate. It includes pre-work, a recording of the session(s), and pictures of any decision mapping Michelle produces for your specific decision.
To inquire about a custom engagement designed to suit your needs, email Michelle at michelle [at] michelleflorendo [dot] com with "Decision Coaching" in the subject line
For high-achieving executives and leaders who want extra support in navigating the complexities that come with leveling up in your career and life.
Advancing in your career doesn't involve one big, complex decision you make at a single point in time. It also requires expanding your skills as a leader through the hundreds of microdecisions you make every day.
With Executive Coaching, Michelle helps clients apply systems thinking to shift the microdecisions that collectively add up to the way you perform in the workplace. This type of coaching is perfect for leaders who have tried a number of things without success and are looking for professional development support that is tailored, unique, and specific to your organization, your team, and your life.
Executive Coaching engagements last a minimum of 4 months, and typically include twice-monthly calls with pre- and post-work. Packages are customizable. Inquire for pricing.
Email Michelle to set up a call to discuss whether working together would be a good fit: michelle [at] michelleflorendo [dot] com
Michelle is a sought after speaker and facilitator. Michelle teaches high-achieving professionals how to apply the power of decision engineering to the choices that matter. She speaks at conferences, leadership summits, company retreats, business schools and colleges, and alumni events. If you have an upcoming event and would like to feature Michelle, contact her at the email address below.
If you'd like to book Michelle on your podcast, you may inquire at this address as well.
Previous Speaking Topics Include:
Email Michelle to discuss booking: michelle [at] michelleflorendo [dot] com
I have struggled with decision-making for as long as I can remember. During your presentation I could feel a subtle release from the pressure I've been putting on myself to make the 'right' decision. I've focused so much on what was perceptively 'right' that I commonly completely forgot about my objectives - what I actually wanted.
Thank you for bringing a new perspective to my decision-making process: A way to start defining who I am through the decisions I am making and the peace of knowing that I have been and will continue to make the best decision with the information I have (at that given moment). - Cierra G.