Michelle is an award-winning consultant, educator, strategist and former athlete with over a decade of experience leading initiatives at the intersection of sport and social change. She is a powerful advocate for education and is an expert in sport for social change, diversity and inclusion, education and corporate social responsibility. Michelle works with national and international sports bodies, government and advocacy organisations to achieve sustainable social impact through sports and educational programmes. Michelle is featured in The Independent ‘50 Most Influential Women in Sport 2015’, won an esteemed Changemaker award in 2015, is the winner of the 2016 UK Precious Award for ‘Outstanding Woman in Sport’ and recently won a prestigious Football Black List 2017 award.
As an expert in inclusive leadership, athlete development, community engagement and strategic partnerships Michelle’s is a sought after speaker, advisor, roundtable expert, mentor, coach and facilitator. Michelle provides consultancy services for UK and global clients, supporting organisations to become high performing and inclusive in their practice. Her diverse client base includes The London Mayor’s Office, The Commonwealth Games Federation, The NBA, UNICEF UK, The University of Cambridge, The BBC, The Black Cultural Archives and Premier League Football. Michelle recently sat on the funding board for the London Mayor’s Community Athletics Fund. Michelle played a key role in the London 2012 Olympic Games: developing strategy and creating engagement opportunities for thousands of young people and staff in London schools.
Michelle is a trustee for the Runnymede Trust: the UK’s leading Race Equality Think-tank. She holds a number of executive positions and is the Diversity and Inclusion advisor to the Women’s Sport Trust board working on the advancement of women’s sport. She is a trustee for the high profile SportsAid charity. In 2016 Michelle became an honorary senior associate lecturer for the University of Worcester. In 2010 Michelle developed an international collaboration with the University of Texas delivering an annual international conference exploring issues of equality in sport. This involves Michelle using her extensive international network of athletes, sports industry experts, academic scholars and high-profile leaders. The work continues to create empowering academic forums for thought leadership, innovation and new international collaborations.
Michelle is recognised for her vision, cross-sector knowledge and creation of new and innovative ways of working to support change in corporate, not for profit, public sector organisations and anti-discriminatory initiatives in sport. Through her advisory work and extensive network Michelle helps her clients to recognise diverse talent and increase their access to sport and wider opportunities. Drawing on her experience of creating pioneering sport for development programmes Michelle has helped to strategically support and enhance sport for social change projects that drive student athlete well being, leadership skills and promote gender and racial equality.
Michelle has spoken on and chaired high profile sports panels, appeared on TV and has been interviewed on radio. Michelle is a passionate advocate for young people, mentoring and supporting them to reach their potential. Her consultancy company, Moore Development helps to create solutions for people and organisations and provides a number of services including advisory and specialist consultancy, coaching and mentoring, event management and speaking/lecturing. Michelle has held a range of posts with academic, vocational and community development responsibilities, has worked in premier league football, in primary and secondary education and has over a decade of experience as a senior education advisor in local government. Michelle has a Master’s in education and Honours degree in teaching studies and physical education.