Michelle Davis

Michelle Davis 2022

“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”

Kempe Center Director of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice (JEDI)

Michelle Davis, MS, LPC, PCC, is an assistant professor and the director of equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice (JEDI) at the Kempe Center, University of Colorado–Anschutz. Michelle has been working to advance social equity and justice for children and families in child-and-family-serving systems for more than twenty-seven years. Michelle believes that we are the answer to the social ills that plague our society. She aspires to reach the essence of our humanity as an organization and relationship systems coach, as a leadership coach, and in her current role as director of JEDI, utilizing a comprehensive approach. One highlight of Michelle’s long-standing career is her design of a coaching program that elevates our ability to have conversations that bridge our divisions and generate personal and organizational belonging; Race Intelligence (RQ™) seeks to facilitate discovery, healing, transformation, and action for individuals, teams, and organizations. As a Dare to Lead facilitator, Michelle works with teams to unleash daring leadership over armored leadership, support leaders in harnessing the Four Skill Sets of Courage™ in themselves and others, and to cultivate high-performing, cohesive teams. Michelle is a licensed professional counselor, certified systems coach, professionally certified coach, and certified Dare to Lead facilitator. She received her master’s in counseling at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Michelle enjoys spending time with her family, binging great shows, family game nights, and traveling near and far to marvel at the wonders of this world.