Michelle Macdonald has a wealth of experience in transforming people through equipping them with the skills and the confidence that they need to communicate clearly, persuasively and dynamically. She is passionate about helping people grow.
She graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech and Drama and a Performer’s Diploma in Speech and Drama. She has worked in England and in France as a teacher and, while living in London, she participated in a Speech and Drama workshop at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
Michelle has had the opportunity of training some remarkable leaders, including leaders in their professional fields, top corporate executives and a high-profile international head of state.
She has been involved in performance coaching for Advocacy training for the General Council of the Bar of South Africa since 2013. In doing so, she has worked alongside highly experienced Judges and Advocates (including Senior Counsel) from South Africa and abroad (including England, Hong Kong, Australia and Malaysia).
Before starting Confident Communicator®, she worked as one of the authors of both the Hello South Africa®, Phrasebook – 11 Official Languages (Published in 2010) and the Hello South Africa®, Audio Phrasebook – 11 Official Languages app (Winner of the PanSALB Multilingualism Award 2017 for Technology and Business).
Michelle is dedicated to building a healthy and happy company that helps every client develop his/her ability to communicate clearly, persuasively and confidently.