Michele Berry

Michele Berry

About Michele Berry

Michele Berry has been a self-employed employment relations consultant working across all sectors since 1999 and is Director of Charis Consultancy based in Belfast. She works extensively in dispute resolution through the delivery of mediation, arbitration, independent appeals and investigation services. Michele is a highly experienced Mediator and is a Certified

Practitioner with the Mediation Ireland Institute (MII) and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She holds a Level 7 Advanced Professional Certificate in Investigative Practice through the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).

Michele provides executive coach mentoring to chief executives, directors and senior Managers to enable effective leadership and management. She has particular expertise in the development of social and emotional intelligence within leaders. She has particular expertise in training and consultancy services in responding to bullying and harassment in the workplace; in particular, using psychodynamic coach mentoring interventions to enable behavioural change. She is a qualified coach mentor and is an accredited member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). She also provides supervision to trainee and practising coaches and mentors.

Michele is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and a Chartered Manager Fellow with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). She is a Fellow of the Institute of Consultancy and has recently been conferred with Honorary Membership of City and Guilds due to her significant contribution to industry, education and training, having also been awarded two Medals of Excellence during sixteen years of her work with and on behalf of this organisation.

From 2004 to 2018 Michele was a lay member on the NI Bar Disciplinary Panel and lay member to the Lord Chief Justice’s Panel for Judiciary Complaints. She fulfils the role of Independent Appeals Chair for a range of public and local government sector bodies, voluntary organisations and private companies. She has been an Arbitrator and Independent Appeals Chair with the Labour Relations Agency (LRA) since 2001.

Michelle leads a number of Legal Island workshops including 'Delivering Professional Workplace Investigations',  'Handling Workplace Grievances' and 'Responding to and Managing Bullying and Harassment Complaints'.

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