Meet Michele

My Mission

“Someday” Starts Now. Unlock the Power of You – This sums it up in a nutshell. My mission and passion is working with women leaders to step boldly into their confidence and realize their full potential. My services allow them to enhance their capacity to lead and while developing others to actively grow into powerful, collaborative decision makers for superior business results which positively impact the lives of others, their community and the planet.

My Vision

To facilitate empowered conversations in the lives of business professionals. These conversations bring out the best in people, create a positive work environment, and inspire them to share their talents and gifts fully, creating results that impact hearts and minds as well as the bottom line.

My Noble PromiseA_BCorp_logo_POS

To be a force for good in the world.

I am committed to donating at least 2.5% of my time, talents and resources to causes that are important to me such as the YEAR UP, Project Blessing Bags, Berkeley Food & Housing Project, Hopalong Animal Rescue, and Audubon Society.

I am committed to using clean, renewable resources as much as possible and strive to be kind to the planet by using environmentally preferred products and practices.

I am committed to doing business with under represented populations and women owned businesses whenever and wherever possible.

To this end, Nectar Consulting, Inc. is now a Certified B Corporation.

See below for more details!

A bit about Michele Molitor

Michele Molitor has been described as enthusiastic, inspiring and a bit of a rabble rouser. She instigates new ideas, successful strategies and more authentic leadership in her clients through her passion as a coach, consultant and motivational speaker.

She will stir the pot, get you thinking and maybe even a bit uncomfortable, which inevitably leads to you shining more brightly, contributing your gifts more authentically and creating YOUR version of success!

She is an executive coach, speaker, trainer, facilitator, business consultant, and author helping leaders create substantial organizational growth and success. She is also serves as a School Services Coach for California GEAR UP, a program that helps create a “College Going Culture” for students, teachers and parents in low-income middle schools around the state of California. As founder and CEO of Nectar Consulting, Inc., she brings passion, commitment, and over 24 years of business experience to her work as a professional certified coach, trainer and consultant.

With an engaging style and interdisciplinary approach, she has worked with entrepreneurs, educators and executives throughout the US, Canada and Europe to excel and lead their team or organization more effectively. Her passion for learning, understanding the human dynamic and helping professionals bring their full strengths and talents to their work, gives her a unique set of insights, tools, and strategies to offer her clients to move past obstacles and enhance their success. Not to mention she always brings a boatload of fresh ideas to the table stemming from her 10+ years as an art director & creative director for leading edge companies in multi-media and web development. Her extensive management, branding, design, and marketing expertise gives her clients a multitude of tools to help them grow their businesses more effectively.

Whether working one-on-one or with an entire organization, Michele helps create the shifts necessary for positive change, getting folks into action to achieve greater career and business success with some life balance thrown in for good measure. This ultimately leads to increased clarity and productivity, and enhanced communication and leadership skills, while decreasing stress and conflict to achieve optimal performance, job satisfaction and success.

Translation? Measurable, bottom-line results.

Michele received her coach training and certification (CPCC) from The Coaches Training Institute. She has also received her Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation from the International Coach Federation. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida in Advertising with a minor in Psychology, has studied French linguistics at the University of Paris, France and has a degree in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Atlanta. Michele is also a licensed Action Plan Marketing Consultant.

Michele is formerly the host of the hit radio show, “Inspired Business – Courage, Risk & Raising a Ruckus” on VividLife Radio. She is also the co-author of two books: “A Guide to Getting: A Clear, Compelling Vision” and “Bite Size Tips For The New Entrepreneur – Wisdom From The Experts Who’ve Made It“, and has also given many talks and programs to help individuals and executives alike expand their growth both personally and professionally, to lead more satisfying lives and successful careers.

Michele, Eli and AliceIn her spare time, Michele is also an accomplished watercolor artist and oil painter. She enjoys reading, hiking, laughing with friends and being entertained by her collection of cats and her Goffin Cockatoo, Alice. She loves contributing to her community and is very involved with the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce as part of their Board of Directors, and leads the Membership Committee in finding new ways to bring value to the Chamber Members to increase their business success. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the African American Regional Educational Alliance (AAREA). An organization dedicated to taking a grassroots, culturally-relevant and responsive approach to creating innovative educational services which target the needs of African American youth and their families in the Bay Area through it’s regional collaborative network.

Ready to get started?

Contact Michele today to see how she can help you work more from your strengths, and develop your leadership skills while creating more satisfaction and joy in your life!

 A_BCorp_logo_POSWHOOT!

We’re now officially a Certified B Corporation as well!

Here’s what that means…

Nectar Consulting Inc. became a Certified B Corporation in in 2017. B Corps are a new type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corp certification is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk.

Nectar Consulting was certified by the non-profit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. We’ve evaluated how our practices impact our community, the environment, and our customers.
Today, there are over 2000 Certified B Corps around the globe, including Ben & Jerry’s Ice cream, Revolution Foods, and B the Change Media. We are proud to join them in redefining success in business, so that one day everyone uses business as a force for good.

I’m proud to stand together with other Certified B Corporations around the globe to help create a better world, one person, one organization at a time.

To learn more about our certification, check out our B Corp profile.

 

The story behind Nectar Consulting

I often get asked how I arrived at “Nectar Consulting” for the name of my company. Honestly, it came to me in a dream, waking me up early one morning.

"Like Honey To A Bee" By Daniel Merriam

“Like Honey To A Bee” By Daniel Merriam

When I first was considering changing careers to become a coach, I stumbled upon an art gallery in Sausalito, CA. I found this beautiful watercolor painting by Daniel Merriam titled “Like Honey to a Bee“. It captured the essence of me and followed me home.

The title and imagery of “Like Honey to a Bee” brought me present to the joyfulness of butterflies and bees, making me realize how lucky they are. They do work that they love all day long – joyfully going from one flower to the next, drawing out the essence of each unique flower – capturing its nectar, helping that flower to thrive and bear fruit.

The bee takes the pollen that it gathers and turns it into honey. This honey not only feeds each individual bee, but contributes to the whole colony as well. Assisting them all to continue doing their good work in the world.

After leaving the dot com world in 2001, I discovered my next passion – helping others through my work as a coach, to tap more fully into their talents, passions and expertise, their essence if you will. Assisting them in revealing more of their own true nature, contributing their talents through work they love to create thriving and successful careers, as well as happy lives.

I am the bee – working with individuals to help them bring forth their essence into the world and allowing their soul’s nectar, to shine more brightly.

And thus I created Nectar Consulting.

Business coaching and consulting to bring out the essence of who you are to create a thriving career and business.

Bring out the essence of you.

Learn more about how we’ve helped our clients.