"They don't know what they don't know." - Michele Norris
You know those people who just 'get' you? Michele Norris, the President of Navigen Leadership, is one of those people. We met at the Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay Protégé Program kickoff event. I encourage you to apply and participate in this awesome program. When we met, I was evaluating my career path and Michele was the guiding light that I needed. She was gracious enough to meet me for coffee and, little did I know, she would put me to work. I left with pages of notes. Her encouragement was just what I needed, and I knew she had to share her skill set with the Ladies Who Lunch Community. Michele's organization helps both companies and individuals prepare for and adapt to how work is changing, and she is an expert on generational differences in the workplace. Gioia Harman, Devon Pero, Jennifer Lawson, Danielle Duval, and I were fortunate to receive the guidance of a professional Leadership Consultant. Getting and keeping a seat at the table, knowing your 'why,' standing up for what you believe in, educating your peers (and co-workers), and standing strong with grace were a few of the talking points at On Fridays We Lunch with Michele. She is someone I champion to every young professional.