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Michele Padilla, MA

Director & Senior Leadership Consultant

Denver, CO


Michele Padilla is a Director and Senior Leadership Consultant for FCCS's Accelerate Center. In this role, Michele delivers the full range of leadership development programs, including the organization’s flagship program across all leader levels. She is also engaged in the continual improvement of these programs to meet the evolving needs of FCCS's clients.

Michele has 20 years of experience in delivering adult learning programs, most recently with a privately held staffing, learning and consulting firm where she led project teams that delivered and evaluated large and complex learning programs for a multitude of Fortune 100 clients. Prior to that, she was a managing member of 5280 Training & Development, LLC, where she provided facilitation services, needs analyses and developed custom performance solutions for clients including the U.S. Army, Comcast and Arrow Electronics.

“I have an extensive background and passion for designing and developing instructor-led and online courses. My design background coupled with my experience as a facilitator and as a learning consultant allow me to build strong and long-lasting relationships with my clients. In my strategic role as a leadership consultant, I support FCCS's continued innovation and evolution of its learning and development programs,” Michele says. “I’ve worked with clients in a wide variety of industries and with many Fortune clients, which has enabled me to think creatively, actively listen, and provide recommendations to further develop leaders within organizations that impact the skills and performance of all their employees.”

Michele earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Radford University and a master’s degree in information and learning technologies from the University of Colorado.


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