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SKYROCKET

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A trusted executive coach that can help you and your team realize your mission.

Who is SKYROCKET

For more than 20 years, Michele Stowe has built a career around her passion: leadership development. Through her executive coaching and consulting company, SkyRocket LLC, Michele helps teams, leaders, and organizations create and experience authentic change that empowers them to produce significant and sustainable professional results. Michele, certified by the International Coaching Federation, also is a licensed Hogan Assessment practitioner. Michele was born in the U.S. and raised in Germany. After earning Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and German at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, she returned to Germany to work for many years. She held executive positions at Fortune 100 companies for almost two decades, in industries ranging from real estate to pharmaceuticals, and, before starting SkyRocket in 2016 served as Chief Operating Officer of Mercy Housing, one of the nation’s largest affordable housing organizations. In that role she managed 140 employees in areas ranging from strategic planning to philanthropy, human resources, information technology, and marketing.

Michele Stowe of Skyrocket Coaching for executive leadership development programs seen working

I’m often asked, “Is that a quilt on your wall?”

Why yes, yes it is. And it’s a pretty special quilt.

That’s because Great Aunt Totsie was one of a kind. I grew up hearing lots of words used to describe her. Independent. Fierce. Smart. Tough. Loving.
And my favorite: Spinster. Because an unmarried woman with no kids had to be labeled as flawed somehow.

To me, she was an inspiration. Great Aunt Totsie used to hang a flag outside her home that had a martini glass on it. That flag meant that the “Chemistry Club” was meeting and anyone was welcome to come in for a martini. I can only imagine the dramatic whispers she sparked every week when the flag went up. She worked in a garment factory that produced men’s neckties and cummerbunds. Remnants from the factory came home with her – with or without permission from management – and she crafted them into this lovely piece of art. This quilt hangs in my office as a reminder of how she lived her life: if you are going to do something, do it well and make it beautiful; march to the beat of your own drummer; and remember to take the time to enjoy life, little pleasures and good company.

Colorful quilt found in background of Skyrocket Coaching Michele Stowe pictures, videos, and office
Michele Stowe of Skyrocket Coaching guiding leadership development program

Michele has been in your shoes!

Her experiences stoked a professional philosophy that caught fire at Mercy Housing. She created a comprehensive talent management program for the organization that structured everything – from onboarding to succession planning – around the organization’s core values.

Excellence Awarded to Michele Stowe

For demonstrating integrity and inspiring others to perform their best. We are a better team because of you.

Affiliated Resource Group, 2023

Close up of Excellence award given to to Michele Stowe of Skyrocket Coaching "For demonstrating integrity and inspiring others to perform their best. We are a better team because of you"
Excellence award presented to Michele Stowe of Skyrocket Coaching "For demonstrating integrity and inspiring others to perform their best. We are a better team because of you"

FUN Facts about Michele

Outside of her work

Michele hikes, skis, and coaches a dragon boat team. She and her family live in Denver, Colorado.

Testimonials

Here's what some of my clients have to say about working with me.​

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Human Resources at Full Contact

"Michele is a fantastic executive coach! She worked with me to develop actionable steps to help me achieve my goals. I formalized my leadership values and am using them to frame how I approach situations, conversations, and planning. I was more than comfortable digging deep with Michele; she asked the right questions, challenged my thinking, and helped me see things from a different perspective. I created content and frameworks that I can use throughout my career. Michele helped me identify and work through some blockers, and now I feel more equipped and excited to dive into challenges. There is no doubt in my mind that I am a better professional and person due to my work with Michele."
Michelle Warren
/ Vice President
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Mercy Community Capital

“Michele is a masterful blend of expert-level strategic thinking, stratospheric emotional intelligence, and humor. Michele was able to maintain – and even improve – our positive corporate culture during the disruption of the pandemic; and proved to be an excellent communicator with all stakeholders, including our peer groups, boards, and staff. For anyone looking to improve professional and/or organizational performance, Michele is your coach!”
Jason Battista
/ President

True Partnerships

Companies I have worked with

True partnership is a two-way street, built on a foundation of mutual trust and respect for one another’s expertise. Our clients embrace this philosophy which results in leadership and organizational results that stick.

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