Michaela is a writer, teacher, communications consultant, entrepreneur, and co-director of Barnard College’s Athena Center for Leadership Study Entrepreneurs-in-Training Program since its inception. Ms. Murphy is also an executive coach and speechwriter. As an expert in how to effectively engage and connect with an audience, she has more than 25 years of experience helping individuals and organizations launch new ideas, forge new markets, and communicate their messages through dynamic and interactive engagement. Her clients include Microsoft, Yale University, Dartmouth College, Estee Lauder, The 52nd Street Project, Manhattan Theater Club, Second Stage Theater, The Taunton Press, Quest International Fragrances, HTC, and a host of private individuals.
As a storyteller Ms. Murphy has been featured on NPR, The Moth Radio Hour, TEDx, RISK, and at the White House. Her work has been featured in The New Yorker, produced Off-Broadway, and with The Moth she has performed both main stage show and national storytelling tours. She is a widely sought business consultant and speechwriter by C-level executives and technology startups. As an entrepreneur, she has co-founded several startups including, most recently, eProvStudio, a creative and collaborative business platform promoting multigenerational entrepreneurship
Ms. Murphy’s career in education spans more than 25 years. She has designed curriculums for students and educators around a broad-range of subjects, taught students from pre-school (Head-Start) through graduate school, and has directed professional development courses for established educators.