LeadYourShip, LLC

Creating a Culture of Well-being & Cohesive Teams with The Five Behaviors®

About Us

Michelle Harcha, DVM, MA
Team Development, Leadership, and Communication Training and Coaching

Michelle Harcha, DVM, MA has 35 years experience in the veterinary profession. Her unique combination of professional experience includes 10 years in clinical practice, 12 years in a variety of roles at Hill’s Pet Nutrition, and 10 years in academia leading the Professional Development curriculum for veterinary students at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Her passion for communication training began when she worked in a veterinary emergency clinic. It was in this environment that she became certified in Everything DiSC® and saw how this assessment and communication skills made a huge impact working with and managing veterinary healthcare teams and improving the client experience. After completing several veterinary specific communication courses, the Institute for Healthcare Communication faculty training and the FRANK™ training, she led the development of a comprehensive applied communication curriculum at Ohio State.

Her interest in the The Five Behaviors® program began when she first read New York Times best-selling author Patrick Lencioni's book, "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team." She then pursued becoming an authorized partner and obtained additional training as an accredited facilitator of The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team®. This unique learning experience helps people discover what it takes to achieve the ultimate competitive advantage of teamwork. The Five Behaviors® program powered by Everything DiSC® helps participants understand the personalities on their team and how they can effectively work together.

In 2017, she formed LeadYourShip, LLC to bring her experience working with teams on communication skills, leadership development, and emotional intelligence.