About Me

I’ve never been one to settle for status quo, which means I haven’t always taken the easy road and I’ve certainly had my share of bumps and bruises along the way. 

But it also means I’m constantly on the lookout for ways to do things simpler, smarter, better, more efficiently, more effectively, more enjoyably…  You get the gist. 

And when I figure out something that works? I can’t wait to share it with others so they can experience it too. Fortunately, I found a career that matches my quest. 

I’ve spent over 30 years as a leader in workplace learning with expertise in human performance and effectiveness, adult learning, corporate training, and employee engagement.

My extensive experience researching, designing, developing, and delivering solutions that actually work has kept me at the forefront of my field and given me the perspective and skillset needed to generate fresh insights for today’s 24/7 work environment.

It’s always my goal to help others find ways they can more effectively leverage learning and achieve their desired results…without adding to their noise.  I look forward to helping you too.

Michelle Sterling

Workplace Learning and Performance Expert

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About “Now Back to Me”

First of all, thanks for stopping by. I hope that the courses, ideas, and resources you find on these pages inspire you to try something new in your life.

I created “Now Back To Me” for three reasons:

“The truth is we never stop learning.  So why not learn something that can help move your life in a direction that inspires you.”


Reason #1:  Learning opens doors.

It might mean better relationships, greater innovation or just improved overall well-being…but it’s learning that gives you the insights you need to create those opportunities to get more of what you want out of life…and less of what you don’t.

The good news about learning as a grown up is that you get to do it on your terms. You don’t have to accept what I say at face value because I said so. You don’t have to memorize for a test and then never use it again. Nope. That isn’t the plan.

Adult learning is about exploring new ideas, expanding your awareness, trying new things out to see how they fit in your life, and then shifting things around as needed to make room for more and better things.  And doing it for yourself. Because you can. 


Reason #2:  You should expect to enjoy your whole life.

And yes, this means your work life too – not just all the other stuff you do to distract and amuse yourself on your down time. Isn’t it strange that we’re never taught how to do that? Or that we should even expect that?

Here’s the deal: Our work should not be something we want to escape, or that we dread. Our work should fuel us and support us.

I want to help anyone who is interested learn ways to get beyond all those little soul eroding things that happen on a daily basis and instead get back to the most important business of all: bringing their whole selves to life — for the good of us all.

“Transformational opportunities should be made available to anyone willing to put in the effort it takes to learn, grow, and evolve.”


Reason #3:  It’s time to democratize leadership development. 

I believe that everyone who is interested should have simple access to learning ways to tap into their greater potential, because we all have potential. In the past, many of the programs designed to help individuals understand how to navigate their careers  (and their lives) have tended to be reserved for those chosen few employees identified as “High Potentials.” The thinking was that because of the high cost, that would give the greatest return. 

There is no reason to continue that practice today.

Thanks to advances in software + technology, solopreneurs like me can now deliver the same professional grade content on a professional grade platform at a reasonable cost. This makes it easier for team leaders and individuals to access the support they need when they need it.  And it gives everyone equal access to the learn what it takes to bring their own unique difference to the world.

Interested in a larger solution for your organization?

I am always on the lookout for organizations looking to bring cutting-edge personal effectiveness and self-leadership training solutions to their workplace.  If you would like to learn more about how you might work with me to bring this, or other personal development solutions to your organization, please reach out.  You can learn more about my background and learning strategy and consulting work by clicking the link below.

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