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Michelle Holland

Transformation Architect, Director and Founder of SynergyIQ.

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Get to know Michelle.

The Professional

Michelle is a fusion of creativity and strategic insight, with over two decades of experience leading the charge in business and workforce transformation. Her expertise has been pivotal in elevating the performance of some of Australia’s and the world’s most renowned companies. As the Founder, Director, and Co-Owner of SynergyIQ, Michelle is more than a leader; she's a visionary reshaping the landscape of corporate workplaces.


The Learner

Michelle’s journey is marked by continuous growth and achievement. Her intellectual arsenal includes four published books, graduate degrees, and an ongoing Doctorate in Business Leadership. She’s a certified Dare to Lead™ facilitator, having crossed paths with the inspirational Dr Brené Brown, and is an accredited expert in Business Culture Diagnosis and Design and Team Thinking and Behaviour Profiling. 


The Giver

Beyond her corporate role, Michelle actively engages with the broader community. She’s a member of Professional Speakers Australia, contributes as a certified member and volunteer at the Australian Human Resources Institute, and plays a vital role as a Board Member for Access2Arts.


The Person

Away from the boardroom, Michelle embraces life by the beach with her family and her two playful dogs, Sam and Bear. Her love for reading, pop culture, and DIY home renovations speaks to her multifaceted personality. She’s a fan of her couch and watching comfort movies and shows like 'Supernatural', 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer', and 'Harry Potter.'


Michelle's Philosophy

At the heart of Michelle's approach is a belief that you need to make work and transformation more human to make organisations better. She combines a pragmatic outlook with an innovative spirit to navigate the complexities of business transformation. Her style is approachable and relatable, ensuring that every journey with SynergyIQ is effective, enjoyable, and enlightening.

How You Can Work with Michelle

  • Keynotes/Conference Speaker
  • Strategic Business Transformation Advisor
  • Executive and Team Workshops and Offsite
  • Business Operating Environment Design and Diagnosis
  • Workforce and Culture SME on large-scale transformation projects
  • Executive Lead on Complex Programs

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