Business, Leadership and Career Coach Michelle Zou, PCC
Founder and CEO at Pacific Technologies Consulting Group (PTCG), Michelle Zou has built a consulting, training and coaching business specializing in US-China cross boarder business. In her 20+ years in the high-tech industry, Michelle has gained rich experience in both US and China through working in multinational companies and local companies, and has coached over 500 individuals.
Grew up in China and educated and worked in both China and US, Michelle has well-blended eastern and western cultures and formed her unique approach in coaching. Michelle holds credentials from ICF (International Coach Federation) PCC, iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching) on Energy Leadership and COR.E Leadership Dynamics, NeuroLeadership Institute on Brain-Based Conversation, Happiness Studies Academy on Certified Happiness Trainer, etc. She is also a facilitator certified with reputable programs such as Situational Leadership II, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and varies leadership programs. Michelle focuses on helping leaders and professionals grow their leadership and achieve their career goals, and helping business owners/entrepreneurs develop and grow business. She is currently a coach and facilitator at Microsoft and has served clients in many other companies.
"Michelle did a great job as our coach and trainer for the manager training at Microsoft . She was great at maintaining the interest, energy and engagement up at all times, by using diverse integration and interactive participation techniques. She was able to keeping tone and rhythm up and alive by introducing active practice exercises which helped keep all engaged, while complementing the theoretical material with hands-on exercises that enriched the standard content." - M. C. M. Director, BPM Management, Microsoft
“Michelle, thank you very much for your time helping me to expand my knowledge regarding 1:1 coaching to manage my team. You have definitely made me a “richer in knowledge”; expanded my horizon to manage team. Your help is very much appreciated. “ - N. K. Director, Cloud Infrastructure & Management, Microsoft
“I started my coaching experience with Michelle Zou in Microsoft in 2016, and the journey continues. She is the best coach I can ever imagine. She coaches me on my work and life. She also helps me gain energy and confidence to overcome problems. In the past three years, I’ve promoted twice and grown into a people manager role. I view her as a trusty friend and someone I can always turn to when I need help. “ - L. W. Principle Research Manager, Microsoft
“Michelle is the consummate, connected, and extremely effective executive coach who has helped me tremendously grow my career at Microsoft. She has been working with me in a coaching capacity leveraging the Energy Leadership framework. She coached me on understanding how my core thoughts determine my emotion and drive my actions and what steps to take to raise my energy level.
Michelle is extremely patient, supremely knowledgeable, and enormously respectful and helped me focus on how to take my career to the next level. As result of her coaching, I feel more confident, more motivated, and more equipped to take on greater responsibility and improve my relationships at home, at work, and at play.