Michele Fleming, Ph.D. is a business consultant, executive coach, professor, and highly experienced motivational speaker on topics related to leadership development and healthy relationships. Michele holds a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in the integration of Theology. She has spoken at universities, conferences, parish missions, and professional conventions. She is an adjunct professor for the Townsend Institute for Leadership Development at Concordia University, and she has presented her research at the National Convention of the Christian Association for the Psychological Sciences. Michele combines her experience in business, professional ministry, pscyhology, and theology to provide presentations that are challenging, humerous, and transformative.
Dr. Michele Fleming has been a keynote speaker at numerous regional and national conferences, such as Walk for Life and the Southern California Renewal Conference, at universities such as Stanford Universtiy and Mount St. Mary’s, and at business organizations such as Catholic Professional and Business Clubs. Her unique style of presentation integrates Catholic theology with psychology, providing sound principles on how to lead teams and live according to our values in today's culture. Her interactive format and content based on the integration of biblical principles and the latest research in leadership and human flourishing provide a unique experience for audiences. From 2006-2012, Dr. Fleming was a host of “St. Joseph Radio Presents,” a weekly national radio broadcast, where she helped to evangelize both the religious and non-religious listener. Dr. Fleming served as the Director of Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of San Diego, and as a consultant for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. She is a featured blogger for Catholic Singles and Busted Halo, where she answers questions on relationships and sexuality. Michele currently maintains a private practice working with individuals and businesses as an exeuctive coach and leadership expert. Michele considers her most important calling to be to her marriage and children, where she gets to live out daily her passion for healthy relationships.
Leading Through Crisis
Our church and our nation is living through an unprecedented time of change. Leaders need specific skills to help manage their own experience while guiding others through the structure, emotional, and relational changes happening today. With an eye to the eventual recovery and the more long-term changes likely to happen, Dr. Fleming provides tools based in what the Bible has been telling us for centuries of what we need to lead, and living, through crisis. Online format also available.
The Basics of Leadership
With so much information on leadership skills and workplace performance, it can be overwhelming to implement real change that transforms the workplace. Dr. Fleming combines her 12-year career in high-tech sales and management with the latest research on building high-performance teams, to provide specific skills to help leaders maximize results while honoring their Catholic values.
Conflict and Communication
Addressing difficult conversations is one of biggest challenges in leadership and life. In this seminar, Dr. Fleming provides a concrete, step-by-step path for resolving conflict and building consensus, along with addressing the obstacles that arise in conflict and communication. Hands-on exercises and real-world examples help attendees to develop a specific plan on how to address conflict in their business, ministry, and homes.
Marriage is a Team Sport
Ever wonder what makes some marriages seem to sail through life with few problems, while others suffer under the weight of discouragement and constant battles? Michele provides important clues on how to predict happy marriages from those headed towards trouble. With a review of the latest research on marital happiness, combined with God’s design for uniting men and women, Dr. Fleming outlines a path for improved connection, strength, and passion.
Healthy Relationships in a Hook-up Culture
Living life as a faithful Catholic can be difficult, especially in the area of relationships and sexuality. Dr. Fleming reviews the latest research on attraction and bonding, along with the theology of romantic love. Integrating humorous stories about her own journey through the single life, Dr. Fleming delivers a message of hope and optimism in today’s confused culture about dating, relationships, and commitment.
What is Truth? (Apologetics)
Ever been challenged to really defend your faith? Did it leave you questioning, how do you know what is true and what is simply opinion? Ever think you’re the only one with these thoughts? Dr. Fleming explores this question through a detailed analysis of Jesus’ discussion with Pilate in John’s Gospel. Rather than trying to memorize bible versus or cover ever topic in Church teaching, Michele will leave your audience feeling more passionate and committed to the truth of our faith.