It’s not every day I get to ask a decision engineer a question. This week, Michelle Florendo joins me on the podcast. She is an executive coach who helps people untangle messy decisions in life and work. You are going to enjoy this conversation if you’ve ever found yourself in a position in making a messy decision. Michelle shares her step-by-step process for making decisions and also helps us untangle the difference between good vs. bad decisions and the desired outcomes.
After studying decision engineering at Stanford University, she spent the past 15 years helping hundreds of professionals use the principles of decision engineering to make decisions with less stress and more clarity. She has led workshops on decision making for both domestic and international audiences, guest-taught on decision making in Stanford's famous Designing Your Life course, been a repeat workshop lead at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business' Women in Leadership Conference, and currently hosts the podcast Ask A Decision Engineer. She served on the inaugural coaching team for Seth Godin's altMBA, is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council, is a Senior Coach for Management Leadership for Tomorrow, and is an adjunct faculty member at New Ventures West. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two small children.
During our time together, Michelle also explained how we have two thinking systems and how we can begin to use the system that is effortless, fast, and often undervalued in our society which tends to value our brainpower over what our heart and gut may be saying. Enjoy.
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