For more than 20 years, Michele Stowe
has built a career around her passion: leadership development. Michele helps
individuals, teams, leaders, and organizations create and experience authentic
change that empowers them to produce significant and sustainable professional
Michele has held executive positions at
Fortune 100 companies for almost two decades, in industries ranging from real
estate to pharmaceuticals, and served as Chief Operating Officer of Mercy
Housing, one of the nation’s largest affordable housing organizations. In that
role she managed over 150 employees in areas ranging from strategic planning to
philanthropy, human resources, information technology, and marketing.
Her experiences helping people grow as
leaders, the perspective gained from a multinational career, and the learnings
from her diverse positions stoked a professional philosophy that caught fire at
Mercy Housing. She created a comprehensive talent management program for the
organization that structured everything – from onboarding to succession
planning – around the organization’s core values.
The fires have burned even higher since
Michele has partnered with STS. During her career as an executive coach and
consultant, she has led more than 50 clients through a dynamic and
thought-provoking process to achieve their leadership development goals. She
incorporates research-based approaches that foster creativity and
self-discovery. In the end, Michele taps into a client’s resourcefulness to
help them unearth potential solutions and find a path forward. To keep them on
track, she challenges clients by voicing the tough questions that need to be
Michele earned a Bachelor of Arts
degrees in Psychology and German at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and a
Master of Arts degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.
She is certified by the International Coaching Federation and is also a
licensed Hogan Assessment practitioner. Outside of her work, Michele hikes,
skis, and coaches a dragon boat team.