NWTC Corporate Training announces new resource for small business

Wednesday March 8, 2017
Small business owners who are interested in getting expert help to grow can now contact Michelle Madl-Soehren, newest member of NWTC’s Small Business Initiative team. Michelle is NWTC's new Small Business Development Consultant and says she is passionate about "cultivating relationships to deliver exceptional results."

Madl portrait. Small business owners who are interested in getting expert help to grow can now contact Michelle Madl-Soehren of NWTC Small Business InitiativeShe has 25 years of experience in “people development” including eight years as the Business Development Outreach Specialist for Nicolet College in Rhinelander. She has taught as an adjunct instructor in Business Management, Supervision and Leadership Development for several area colleges and, most recently, has been a Corporate Trainer for NWTC Corporate Training and Economic Development.
Michelle brings a strong and varied background in human resources, small business and entrepreneurial development, customer service, organizational development and talent development. Key accomplishments include:
  • Volunteered as both a Mentor in Residence and a Board Member of the Urban Hope Entrepreneur Center and has been a presenter for the EHub’s Stepping Up to New Opportunities program, from which she graduated in 2007.
  • Developed the Entrepreneur program for Nicolet College’s Center for Business and Industry and coordinated and facilitated Nicolet’s entrepreneurial development initiatives.
  • Founded and served as Visionary Leader for the Northwoods Women in Business networking organization from 2010 to 2015, and led the coordination and launch of the Northwoods Women’s Business Conference in 2014 and 2015. 
  • Served as a State Advisory Board member, representing the Wisconsin Technical College System for the Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
  • Served on boards for the Forest County Chamber of Commerce, Forest County Economic Development Partnership, Downtown Rhinelander Inc., and Tomahawk Mainstreet.  
In 2015 Michelle, an enrolled member of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, was recognized as a Native American Woman in Community Leadership by the Wisconsin Women of Color.  She holds a Master of Science degree in Management and Organizational Behavior from Silver Lake College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Behavioral Science from Mount Mary College and is currently working toward Board/ICF certification as a Certified Professional Coach in the areas of entrepreneurship, business development and women’s empowerment through the World Coach Institute.

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