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Communicate with Courage, with Michelle D. Gladieux

Episode 72

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Michelle Gladieux is author of “Communicate with Courage: Taking Risks to Overcome the Four Hidden Challenges” and President of Gladieux Consulting, a Midwest-based offering top-notch seminars in communication and leadership topics around the U.S. She provides executive coaching and facilitates strategic planning for clients in diverse industries, in governments, at non-profits, and in academia. She has 18 years of collegiate teaching experience at three universities in her home state of Indiana, accepting her first adjunct faculty position at age 23.. She’s worked as a Corporate Human Resources and Training Director in the cold storage, robotics, and construction industries and enjoys visiting conferences as a keynote speaker and workshop presenter.

Michelle has mentored thousands of people and her positive effect on those she advises is evident even after just one interaction. Her clients and friends are delighted that she’s finally documented some of her best tips (AKA “Pro Moves”) in “Communicate with Courage”.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • How to improve your work life balance with better communication
  • Why you should think of Michelle’s book, “Communicate with Courage” as a bravery manual to turn risk into reward
  • What 4 challenges stand in our way to prevent us from being the best communicators we can be
  • How communicating with courage will help you achieve the life you want
  • What leaders can learn from the power of communication
  • The 4 types of power, and why you should pick only one to focus on
  • Why everyone should be implementing the 1% rule to be 37% better by the end of the year


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