Michelle Reid-Powell, President and CEO
Michelle Reid-Powell is the President and CEO of The CARA Group, Inc. Michelle describes her role as, “establishing a vision for CARA’s strategic growth and then organizing, mobilizing, inspiring, developing, and regularly refueling the energy of the CARA team to achieve that vision.”
Michelle has been a member of CARA’s leadership team since 2011 where she has been passionately devoted to elevating the performance of CARA’s team and clients. Prior to CARA, Michelle held strategic leadership roles in the learning and change management arena at companies including McDonald’s Corporation, marchFIRST, and Arthur Anderson. She has led high-performing teams acknowledged by Brandon Hall, The Masie Center, and Workforce Chicago. She is a recipient of the McDonald’s Ray Kroc President’s award as well as the Bryant Keil Leadership award. Michelle holds a Master of Science in Education degree from Northern Illinois University, a Bachelor of Arts from University of Illinois Chicago and is currently pursuing an additional Master’s degree in Professional Studies from Northwestern. She holds certificates in project management, PROSCI change management, and Myers-Briggs type indicator. Additionally, she has been thoroughly trained in social media by her two teenagers. She is an aspiring writer, plays guitar in a rock band, and is learning to tap dance.