Solutions that drive growth and development and increase the talent potential of individuals, teams and organizations.

Who is Aspire Performance?

Michelle Ridgley


A dynamic talent development professional with extensive learning and organizational development experience. Has a proven track record of successfully developing key strategies, leading, and coaching high-performing teams and enhancing human performance. Strong communicator who cultivates lasting relationships and partnerships. She is a strategic thinker who consults and partners with key stakeholders to identify root causes, define problem statements, develop, and implement solutions that drive excellence and deliver results. Michelle has specialized knowledge and expertise in organizational effectiveness, learning, leadership, and talent development. She's certified to a variety of tools that assess personal style/preference and emotional and social functioning. Helping organizations and individuals realize their potential is a key aspect of her life’s work and mission.

Michelle holds an M.Ed. and a Certificate in Organization Development from Cambridge College.

Signature Leadership Competencies

  • Employee Skill and Behavioral Training
  • Coaching, Training, and Mentoring
  • Vision and Strategy Planning
  • Learning Needs Assessment
  • Relationship Management
  • Team Effectiveness and Cultural Transformation
  • Leadership Development Programs
  • Performance Consulting
  • Project/Program Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Strategic HR Decision-making
  • Cross-functional Collaboration
  • Organizational Change Management

Strategic Planning Tools and Processes

  • Human Performance Improvement Certification
  • Technology of Participation Strategic Planning (ToPs)
  • Insights Discovery Certification
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • Lean/Six Sigma Certified Green Belt
  • Strengths Deployment Inventory (SDI)
  • Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance Model
  • Certified Workitect – Building Competency Models
  • EQi 2.0 / EQi 2.0 360 (Emotional Quotient Inventory)