As an events professional, Michelle Munro (she/her) helps organizations and individuals plan and execute events of all varieties and sizes, bringing peace of mind to the process.
Michelle holds the view that each event is as unique as the people who attend them, and has a passion for inclusive event design. Michelle believes that true hospitality means removing barriers to participation. Creating environments that say “you are welcome here” to participants and attendees means considering even the smallest of details, as well as genuine conversation and relationship building. Michelle works with her clients to understand their needs, and to suggest possibilities that will help maximize their events potential to be both successful AND meaningful. Creating gatherings where community can be created on the spot has always been a key motivator for Michelle. She does this by drawing on her leadership experience in the not for profit sector where for over a decade she worked with people who had a broad range of needs and values to support. She has been able to harness her skills and observations in community building and apply them to a career in the events industry.
When Michelle works on an event, she also aims to include and suggest diverse vendors and suppliers to enrich your event–such as catering, decor, and audio visual teams. Michelle has created strong connections with a variety of local vendors and suppliers. It’s one of her favourite aspects of working in the events industry–building relationships with people who are passionate about their products and services.
Michelle began her career with a desire to help people and a diploma in Human Services from the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC). Then she once again graduated from NSCC in 2020, this time with an Advanced Diploma in Event Management, with an Honours distinction for academic achievement. She was also awarded the “Dedication to the Program Award.” This award is given to an individual that serves as a role model to others through their positive and engaging approach, inspires others, and demonstrates respect, dignity and compassion in all interpersonal relationships, along with high standards of personal integrity and trustworthiness. Michelle serves on the NSCC Event Management Program Advisory Committee. She is a member of the Atlantic Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI). Through MPI, Michelle has earned a certificate in Inclusive Event Strategy.
Michelle is also a meditation instructor and has practiced meditation for a large part of her adult life. She credits this for her calming presence and approach, and her ability to adapt quickly and “dance” with the ever changing nature of events. She knows that events can be very stressful, and that creating peace of mind in the process for her clients is more than having a comprehensive “to do” list–it’s a whole approach and way of being.