Uta Michels

Senior Manager
in Virtual Opportunities, United States

I am passionate about digital transformation. During my 25 career I have led and consulted organizations through global IT and business operating model transformations. I specialize in the design, facilitation and hands-on implementation of digital transformation programs, focusing on training and employee engagement to embrace digital transformation and strategic business change across the organization.

Uta Michels

My Areas of Expertise: IT transformation and Change Management, Training, Operating Model transformation, Performance Management, Organizational Development, Team Development Leadership Coaching.

My Sector Focus: FMCG, Automotive, IT and Communication Technology, Life Sciences, Financial services, Media.

My Languages: English, German, French

My Education: M.S. in Management Science; B.S. Business Administration, A.S. in Information Technology. Certifications: Professional Trainer and Coach (ILP), Expert Facilitator (Open Space, Dynamic Facilitation).

My Experience:

Global Digital Transformation Program in FMCG: Managed program to design methodology and deliver 1000+ digital learning and change assets to global adoption program with regional / local implementations in multi-year global SAP transformation spanning 100+ affiliates.

Digital Transformation in VR Environment: Experiential IT change program for a multi-national ICT manufacturer for 100+ leadership team from US to Eastern Europe, including virtual team building and fostering employee engagement & collaboration.

Global IT Operating Model Transformation: In leadership position (Germany, Switzerland, Belgium), over 7 years, managed transition, trained and coached staff in implementation of  two IT shared service centers for FMCG companies (pan-European and global), with 200+ staff, for global service delivery model for 40 K users.

IT development: 8 years as Software Developer / DBA for BI and Analytics software.

Performance Management / Business Analytics: Designed and developed IT Management Cockpit based on Balanced Scorecard with 100+ KPI’s.

Leadership Development/talent management: Designed, developed and delivered a leadership development program with focus on HR controlling in the German health care industry  for 120+ management staff over 14 months.

Organizational and leadership development: German automotive industry, designed and facilitated organizational transformation in a major plant, senior management teambuilding and conflict resolution, improving profit target by +48% within 2 years.

IT Leadership development: IT industry, transformation of a BI software development company into agile organization structure to prepare for data-driven organization.

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