While running a few errands during January 2016, Michelle closely observed some interactions between employees and managers in a few local shops. In her mind, she began to reflect on her past work experiences while growing up in Ottawa. She was immediately inspired and quickly ran home to her laptop to begin writing her first book “Coming Out Alive in a Workplace Battlefield”. Many of her previous work experiences were positive however the ones that were not, always managed to teach her a couple of valuable lessons about the workplace. In December 2017, Michelle’s first self-help/documentary book “Coming Out Alive in a Workplace Battlefield” was published by Baico Publishing in Ottawa. This book is for anyone who may be struggling with their job, at employment crossroads or dealing with personalities that are creating obstacles in the workplace.
In 2018 and 2019, Michelle participated in two public books signings for “Coming Out Alive in a Workplace Battlefield”. These memorable events were held at Prospero The Book Company, in Ottawa. Her book is available at The Ottawa Public Library, Prospero The Book Company, chapters.indigo.ca, amazon.com, baico.ca, Octopus Books, Perfect Books, The Singing Pebble and The University of Ottawa Campus Bookstore.
Michelle has received much positive feedback about her first book from readers who could easily relate to the scenarios discussed in the book. Many found her book to be engaging and enlightening with various useful tips.