Michele Neale, business growth consultant with Enterprise Minnesota

Michele Neale

Business Growth Consultant

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About Michele

Michele Neale is a business growth consultant who works with manufacturers throughout the state to help them build stronger company cultures and develop effective leaders at all levels of their business. With an exceptional track record of implementing talent and leadership strategies, Michele knows how to help manufacturing companies engage and empower their employees to achieve operational excellence and drive profitable growth.

Prior to joining Enterprise Minnesota, Michele served as a human resources leader for Massman Automation Designs, LLC in Villard, MN and as a senior leader in training and development for Tastefully Simple in Alexandria, MN.

A resident of Alexandria, MN, Michele is currently active on the board of directors for Love INC. Douglas County. Outside of work, Michele enjoys spending time with her family, camping, golfing, boating and volunteering with numerous local organizations.


  • Master of Arts in Communication — University of North Dakota
  • Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication — University of Minnesota-Morris
Additional resources:

Enterprise Minnesota consulting services

State of Manufacturing® survey results

Enterprise Minnesota® magazine

Author Content

The ‘People’ Person

Enterprise Minnesota’s Michele Neale has made a career of helping employers improve work cultures.

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Instant Productivity

Instead of providing an overwhelming firehose of detail about how to complete tasks, Nova Flex uses Job Instruction to break down a task into teachable…

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A Real Game Changer

The Weekly Report – December 18, 2023 Talent expert Michele Neale uses proven methods to help companies build organizational knowledge for exponential gains.

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Homegrown Employees

The Weekly Report – July 18, 2022 Finding opportunities for employees to grow from within.

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Moving Forward - using corporate values to drive growth
Moving Forward

Focus on company values and four critical traits: resilience, agility, high EQ and dynamism.

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MN Tool and Die Works president and vice president standing in their factory
After the Assessment

Assessments can be powerful tools to identify deficiencies. Taking bold action to correct deficiencies? That’s genius.

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Michele Neale - Winter 2020
Change Leadership is More Nuanced Than You May Think

Michele Neale’s manufacturing workshop maps a strategy for navigating change.

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North Central Door CEO Steve Palmer
Opening Doors

Bemidji’s North Central Door has a reputation as strong as a north country pine. Today, after more than 50 years in business, it maintains that…

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Leading For Results

A new program helps manufacturers align performance with overall organizational goals while building team competencies.

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The ‘Esteemed Colleague’

Workplace expert Michele Neale honored with Enterprise Minnesota’s top award

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