Michele Morrissey - Vice President of Training and Development
Michele Gilliam Morrissey, M.A. CCC-SLP was born, raised, and currently lives in Prince George’s County, Maryland, where she and her husband, Dale, raise their four children. Michele is a 1992 graduate of Hampton University in the field of Communication Disorders and a 1995 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She is also a certified P-ESL Certified Accent Modification Instructor.
Seeing the value of communication coaching beyond the traditional view of a school-based speech-language pathologist, she established Lucidity in 2009. Although she continues to foster effective communication and critical thinking skills in students in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area, her clientele and career experience have expanded to include: conducting training in state agencies and community college administrators, training and coaching employees and executives in effective business communication skills, and event-specific preparation for events such as the 2012 Congressional Black Caucus and the 2012 White House Correspondents Dinner.
She has also worked with graduate level students to further develop cross-cultural competence in communicating with inner-city youth. Other beneficiaries of her services include aspiring artists and authors who recognize the need to communicate effectively in business contexts and non-native English speakers desiring to diversify their communication skills through accent reduction/modification.
Michele is known for practical application of her knowledge of communication science as it relates to workplace performance. She is a recurring participant of the “Does Image Matter?” panel series hosted by Bmorenews. She has been interviewed on various radio shows sharing information regarding communication in business. Michele has also served as a guest speaker for organizations such as Business Networking International and other sales organizations. She finds her work to be gratifying in knowing that by imparting a little information, she can be a catalyst for growth in trainees’ personal and professional lives.