Michelle Bush, Ph.D.

Dr. Michelle Bush is a Principal with the LDW team based out of Chicago, IL. Michelle has more than 20 years of experience helping organizations maximize business results through people. With a focus on serving the unique needs of both Fortune 500 companies and private equity-backed ventures, Michelle specializes in facilitating the assessment and selection of top-tier executive talent, conducting thorough human capital due diligence and providing targeted executive coaching to drive leadership team effectiveness. With a proven track record of delivering tangible results, Michelle is committed to partnering with clients to unlock their full potential.  

Formerly, Michelle was Head of Consulting for Vaya Group where she led a team of consultants in building and delivering talent solutions to meet the emerging needs of clients across organizational levels, industries and sectors. In this role, she also spearheaded the creation of a Private Equity practice where she partnered with investors and portfolio company executive teams to deliver their growth agendas.     

Michelle earned a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Tennessee and Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa. She is trained in Marshall Goldsmith’s Stakeholder Centered Coaching approach and holds certifications in multiple assessment tools. Michelle has been an active contributor to SHRM and ATD industry publications and the HR Works and Lead Up for Women podcasts. 

Michelle currently resides in Chicago, IL. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, biking, and adventuring. She also volunteers as a mentor to high school girls.