Personify Leadership

Leaders are not built in a day, and neither was Personify Leadership.  Decades of experience of working with leaders and teams lead to the creation of this program.  It’s unique and highly engaging, and past participants cannot stop raving about their experience.

The concept of Personify Leadership occurred during an experiential leadership program, where co-founders Michelle Cummings and Angela Sebaly were co-leading a leadership hike for a team in Jackson Hole, WY. Their conversation quickly turned into a full two-day curriculum, which was piloted with a number of Fortune 500 companies in 2012. They realized that they had something special, and decided to launch Personify Leadership as it is known today.  They grew the company together for ten years and Angela stepped down as CEO in August of 2022.  Michelle and her team continue to build and grow Personify Leadership programs and leaders today, with a goal of influencing one million leaders in the next 1o years.

Leaders are the heart of Personify Leadership. Read more about our CEO and Chief Creative Officer, Michelle Cummings,

Our Team

The leaders are the heart of Personify Leadership.

Michelle Cummings
Michelle Cummings
Co-Founder, CEO & Chief Creative Officer

Michelle Cummings, M.S., is the Co-Founder, CEO, and Chief Creative Officer for Personify Leadership. Her diverse background in team development programs helped her engineer and create the experiential activities utilized in Personify Leadership programs. She been coaching, facilitating and leading teams and organizations for over two decades. Her steadfast leadership at Personify has allowed her to develop thousands of leaders all over the world.

Melina Africa
Melina Africa
Sales Executive

Melina comes to us with an impressive background in sales and project management, bringing a wealth of experience and a passion for building relationships. We are excited to have such a talented individual join our ranks, and we can't wait to see the positive impact she will undoubtedly make on our team.

Janeen McDonald
Janeen McDonald
Office Manager

Janeen McDonald is our new Office Manager. She comes with years of experience at both the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society. She is detail-oriented, organized, and dedicated to helping our team succeed and providing our Facilitators with everything they need to have a successful Personify Leadership program.

Paul Cummings
Paul Cummings
COO - Chief Operations Officer

Paul Cummings was hired as the Chief Operating Officer for Personify Leadership in 2022. He brings more than 25 years of operations and leadership experience. In his role with Personify Leadership, he is responsible for the global operations of the company, as well as a number of other traditional COO duties. His experience and leadership have been focused on developing and delivering technology-driven business services and solutions, providing outstanding client service, and driving profitable revenue growth.

Kristin Salada
Kristin Salada
Master Facilitator and Master Trainer

We are blessed to have Kristin as one of our Master Facilitators and Master Trainers. She is a leadership development consultant, team coach, and facilitator. Kristin trains many of our newly certified facilitators and facilitates our Monthly T3 support sessions. She brings more than 20 years in experience-based learning and group facilitation and is a true asset to our team.

What others say about us

I have to say WOW! The Personify Leadership program was amazing. I cannot believe how much I learned in two days and I want MORE!
Melissa FahrenbruchLead Health Education Specialist at the CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
In the 10 years I have been teaching leadership at United Airlines, the Personify Leadership class is by far the best class we offer, it is so well rounded. Our participants are so engaged, they love it. It is spreading like wildfire and we can hardly keep up with the demand. I would highly recommend the Personify Leadership course. We offer this class to all levels of leadership, from the top down and leaders at all levels tell us how applicable the content is. I cannot say it enough, we love Personify Leadership.
Mary StopperUnited Airlines

Learn More

Watch the video or download the program guide.