Michelle Walker, PhD, Founder & CEO of Trebla Consulting, LLC, is a leading expert in professional development with a passion for helping others become their best. She worked with a variety of education, nonprofit and private organizations including Texas Education Agency, University of North Texas, and Walker Consulting. She has developed distance education courses, contributed to the development of national and state curriculum and learning resources, published numerous articles in leading academic journals and secured over $2 million dollars in federal grants. Before founding Trebla Consulting, Michelle served as Director of Education at DECA Inc., using diverse professional development engagement strategies to expand and strengthen the performance of teachers and managers in the nonprofit organization’s high school and collegiate divisions. She also led the organization's Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) initiative which engaged students worldwide in the entrepreneurship process. The initiative grew to 8,500 global participants annually in four years. Michelle has presented and spoken at national and international conferences in the United States, Algeria, Brazil, Colombia, Greece, Italy and South Africa. She is a co-author of Marketing Dynamics, a textbook for high school students. Michelle holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of North Texas, where she studied training and development and management of career and technical education programs. She is a graduate of Leadership Texas and Leadership America.