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Talented, results-oriented business leader with a proven record of accomplishment in both profit and nonprofit business environments through service leadership - strategic marketing - planning and visioning - strategic implementation and social media strategy

Work experience

Aug 2010Present

Project Grant Manager and Technology Coordinator

Old Dominion University - Doctor of Nursing Practice Program


  • Developed one-day workshop for DNP students on using social media to improve access to healthcare in rural communities; resulting in students implementing social media strategy in respective practices as an extension and enhancement of clinical practice
  • Wrote (first author) of paper for publication in the International Journal of Nursing Education Scholars; entitled "Educating Advanced Practice DNP's in Using Social Media in Rural Healthcare".  Publication in process.
  • Presented at National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties in Albuquerque,  NM on the topic of "Educating Advanced Practice DNP's in Using Social Media in Rural Healthcare"
  • Guided DNP faculty through mission, values and marketing planning process resulting in new, powerful brand; all aspects have been or are in the process of being implemented
  • Developed and implemented internal and external communications program with primary stakeholders (faculty, staff, students, program graduates) resulting in greater program visibility
  • Created overall internal organizational structure for program facilitating communications among faculty, outside resources and accreditation audiences
  • Identified and coordinated implementation of technology in conjunction with three-year HRSA technology grant; in this first this focused on how to use social media to extend and enhance care in rural communities


  • Manage internal and external communications for staff, faculty, students and graduate; includes facilitation of strategy including use of social media/networking and website
  • Maintain overall School of Nursing Graduate Students Nurses' Association website
  • Advise and coordinate use of leading-edge technology for inclusion in curriculum, teach social media aspect
  • Coordinate DNP student Telehealth residency program with health care organizations across state of Virginia
  • Advise on overall marketing and management of program
  • Maintain organizational infrastructure for re-accreditation
Jan 2011Present


Balance Point, Ltd.

A brand new business venture focusing on and utilizing 25+ years of experienced working with people in health and wellness, business and spiritual settings.  As an accomplished communicator and facilitator, I'm able to work very naturally with people to reach desired goals.  Offering coaching in:  life transitions, health and wellness, spiritual and business/marketing.

Jan 2006Apr 2010

Senior Consultant

Navvis & Company

Consultant 2006 - 2008 at The Strategy Group 2008 The Strategy Group was acquired by Navvis & Company Senior Consultant 2008 - 2010 at Navvis & Company Accomplishments:

  • Developed niche marketing plan targeting women and heart disease positioning client as the market leader in women's heart care
  • Guided client through integration of  internet strategy including website redesign and social media implementation to activate new brand
  • Led project team to through a thorough and intense process of selecting a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, in support of their e-business strategy resulting in more precise and innovative marketing function to reach new and current markets and retain customers
  • Developed two "signature" services (cancer care and neurosciences) as part of a brand and marketing activation project for a community hospital
  • Created and directed the completion of turnkey marketing solution implementation guide and tool kits for women's heart and stroke programs to provide market differentiation and build client business 
  • Coached and built strong client relationships resulting in retention of clients one to two years past expected life of the typical relationship


  • Consulting with and coaching clients on: market strategy, creating market differentiation, business building, taking the marketing function to the next level 
  • Relationship building and management with clients, vendors and team members
  • Product development
  • Meeting facilitation  with and for clients
  • Marketing education development for clients via webinars, blogs, enewsletters
Jan 1992Jan 2006


Loose Garment Life, Inc.

Health and Wellness Consulting Company

Services Provided:  Wellness program consulting with local businesses, wellness programming development and facilitation, marketing plan development, fitness class development and facilitation, personal training and one-on-one coaching

Jan 1996Jan 2000

Executive Director

"Your Personal Trainer"

Private, One-on-One, Training Studios Accomplishments:

  • Grew the business resulting in full client schedules at both studio locations
  • Increased visibility as a top-notch personal training organization
  • Designed and built trainers' training program from the bottom up resulting in a comprehensive, full-fitness approach to personal training
  • Successfully staffed all shifts with part time and fulltime trainers in two studio locations
Jan 1988Jan 1994


High Energy,Inc.

Health and Wellness Contracting Company Accomplishments:

  • Launched one of the first combined "practical and applied knowledge" training programs in the country for aspiring group exercise leaders in preparation for a prestigious national certification exam; averaged 10 to 12 students per session
  • Managed  6 to 10 fitness and wellness contracts concurrently
  • Sold the business at a profit



Master of Science

Old Dominion University

Bachelor of Arts

Old Dominion University


Katie Adams

“Michele is an insightful, people-oriented marketing team leader. She is extremely gifted in being able to identify key issues and to introduce possible solutions by genuinely listening to clients and then training them in how to best apply new products, thinking and processes. She builds an unparalleled level of trust with clients and partners because they know she is always looking out for their best interests and is devoted to finding the resources they need to achieve their goals. She is a delightful person and truly enjoys delivering the best possible product for her clients. I thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with her to deliver unique solutions for her clients and I would highly recommend her as a marketing strategist, trainer or team member to anyone that has the opportunity to engage her for full-time work or individual projects.” May 19, 2010

Karen Corrigan

“Michele Bordelon worked as a senior consultant with Navvis & Company for the past four years. During her tenure, she served as the primary client liaison for health systems and hospitals that participated in our clinical service line marketing programs. In that role, she provided clients with strategic planning, training, coaching and on-going counsel and support for successful growth and development of their cardiovascular and neuro service lines. Clients were highly complimentary of her knowledge, intuition, creative and collaborative approach, intense work ethic and sense of ownership for their success. Having known Michele for many years and having had the good fortune to work together with her in multiple ventures, I have no doubt that she will bring the same high level of integrity, commitment, hard work and contribution to any opportunity.” May 19, 2010

J. Michael Eaton

“If you are looking for a creative marketing professional or organizational leader I strongly recommend Michele Bordelon. I had opporutnity to serve as her direct supervisor. In her role with Navvis & Company.   Michele demonstrated the qualities of teamwork, creativity, and passion, coupled with a strong work ethic. She is knowledgeable on content, always brought forth solutions as she identified problems, and has a gift for engaging people with her easy going manner. If you would like additional information on Michele or her work efforts, please feel free to contact me directly. I give her an unqualified recomemndation.” May 18, 2010

Mary Deming

Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative:

“Michele was hired as a consultant to work with our marketing leadership to develop innovative and strategically focused business driving initiatives. I was extremely impressed with Michele's professionalism, organization and ability to lwork with cross-funtional project teams. Michele is very talented and would be an asset to any organization.” May 18, 2010

Pete Dawson

 “I have known Michelle for over twenty years but had the privilege to work with her over the past four. As a consultant she excels at building a strong relationship with a client that enables them to grow their business. She acquires a solid knowledge of their business, understanding how clients can grow and works to build the client's awareness of how to succeed. She is also very capable as a coach for product line managers seeking personal and professional growth.” May 20, 2010