Michelle Bazargan is a Global Executive Advisor within Gartner's Research and Advisory group. She firmly believes that the world and humanity are at an inflection point, and what worked in the past will not work in the future. Her passion lies in inspiring leaders, individuals, and organizations to disrupt themselves, envision new possibilities, and reimagine their futures.
Michelle draws on her diverse leadership and technology background in large complex enterprise organizations, including Toyota, IBM, Oracle, and Ultimate Software, to shape the future of business and the workplace. She also has extensive experience working with startup incubators, accelerators, venture capital, schools, universities and mentoring founders in the startup community. Michelle herself is a successful start-up founder of a wellness platform that she created and scaled with a successful exit.
In addition to her work in the corporate and startup worlds, Michelle is an accomplished public speaker and leadership coach. She is obsessed with inspiring people to keep it real and believe in themselves, and has done keynotes all around the world, including at various events and conferences. Michelle has also given a Tedx Talk on The Value of Human Connections, which has garnered praise for its thought-provoking ideas and insightful perspectives.
Michelle is a huge advocate for continuous learning, inquisitive curiosity, and courageous leadership. She believes that these qualities are essential for thriving in the rapidly changing world.
Michelle is currently authoring her first book, which is set to inspire others to embrace these qualities and reach their full potential.
Head of Global Product Management Cloud Engineering
Product Strategy and Innovation Consultant to Executive Team
JM Family - SE Toyota
Business Strategy and Technology Leadership - R&D,Innovation Labs
CIO Technology and Innovation Leadership
CIO Leadership of Culture and People
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Executive Leadership: Talent
Executive Leadership: Innovation and Disruption Management
B.S. in Marketing
Scrum Alliance - Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
Scrum Alliance - Certified Product Owner (CPO)
Project Management Institute (PMI)
Various Leadership, Coaching, Consciousness and Psychology Practices and Certifications
1Drive business change through open innovation engines that generate continuous idea and incubation loops
2Create strong innovation ecosystems, labs, experiences and partnerships with customers, employees, & partners
3Workforce and Talent Strategy for the Future
4Shift from Outdated Leadership Styles to Human Centric and Conscious Leadership
5Leverage actionable Diversity, Inclusion and Equality beyond pretty marketing and check boxes to drive and enable business innovation