Making the transition from being a corporate executive to pursuing an entrepreneurial life takes courage and strength, which is exactly what Michelle Cox has. She has not only made this leap again and again throughout her career, but she has also successfully pursued creative entrepreneurial endeavours while climbing the corporate ladder and working on two ASX boards.
In this episode, I’m talking with the phenomenal Michelle Cox. Michelle has over 25 years of global executive experience. She has worked in a variety of National and Global Executive roles throughout a range of different industry sectors. Michelle’s career includes being a CEO, COO, and CMO for several world-leading brands and companies.
Michelle has been an entrepreneur throughout her career and has acquired and started a number of companies.
Currently, Michelle holds a Director role on the Board of Tourism Tasmania for the past six years and is a Non-Executive Director on the boards of two ASX listed companies Experience Co (ASX:EXP) and BSA Limited (ASX:BSA).
We discuss the near-death experience that led Michelle to find her power and voice to speak out for women. The experiences she went through after her surgery led her to understand the judgement that surrounds women without children and it gave her the inspiration to write a book ‘It’s Okay Not To Have Kids – We are more than our parental status’. She is a powerful advocate supporting women entrepreneurs and business leaders to break through into the top boards and make real change.
Michelle founded a new company in 2019, The Wabi Sabi Series. It includes a podcast and book series of short transformative topics that often aren’t spoken about.
Michelle doesn’t conform to the corporate stereotype as a creative. She cultivated her ceramics hobby into a successful new business making tableware for clients. In November last year, she opened Atelier 9 – Avalon with the purpose of connecting the community through creative endeavours.
I’m very grateful to have Michelle on the show to discuss her powerful story. She has found her power through her journey, successfully navigated her corporate executive life and her creative pursuits, and raises women up to succeed. She advises all women to just go for it and pursue what makes them happy.