Michelle Y.

Career & Leadership Coaching | HR Consultancy | Entrepreneurship

United States of America

Hi, I'm Michelle 👋 I'm a Career and Leadership Coach, HR Consultant and entrepreneur. I've spent a majority of my career working in Silicon Valley at various tech firms with a primary focus on all th...see more

  • Professional Services
  • Staffing & Recruitment


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


Founder & Principal

Aspire Talent
1 year
Current position
Jun 2021 - Present
Boutique HR and People Operations advisory for SMBs. Solving people related challenges during periods of change and growth. Client List: SucceedSmart, Hellman & Friedman


2 years
Current position
Dec 2020 - Present
Bravely connects people to on-demand confidential coaching in the moments that matter across the employee experience.

Career Consultant and Coach

Lee Hecht Harrison
6 months
Aug 2020 - Feb 2021
Career Transition and Career Development services. Lee Hecht Harrison offers end-to-end HR solutions that future-proof organizations and careers all over the world. Through Advisory, Ca...see more

Career and Leadership Coach

Michelle Yu Coaching
2 years
Current position
Jun 2020 - Present
I help underrepresented corporate working professionals (women and people of color) level up in their careers. Focused on career transition and leadership development across all levels ...see more

Head of HR Operations

SoftBank Group International
1 year
Jan 2019 - Jun 2020
SoftBank Group International (SBGI) partners with some of the world’s most ground-breaking growth-stage companies to turn ingenious ideas into transformative businesses. With significan...see more

HR Business Partner | HR Operations Lead

SoftBank Investment Advisers
3 years
Jun 2016 - Jan 2019
At SoftBank Investment Advisers, we seek to catalyze technological progress for the benefit of humanity. Through the SoftBank Vision Fund, we are investing more than $93 billion in the ...see more

HR and Recruiting Lead

Imo messenger
3 years
Mar 2013 - May 2016
Acquired by Bigo imo is an all-in-one messaging app co-founded by one of the first 10 employees at Google, Georges Harik. Available for free on Android and iOS. Learned how to operate ...see more

Technical Recruiter (contract)

1 year
Mar 2012 - Mar 2013
I source and look for exceptional software engineers and get them excited about working at Google. Learned how to recruit and identify top talent. - First in training class of 17 to ge...see more

Sales Specialist

10 months
Apr 2011 - Feb 2012
Acquired by Groupon Full life cycle sales representative responsible for signing up local merchants to be featured on Livingsocial.com. Learned how to sell and learned how to hustle. -...see more

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Professional Services
  • Staffing & Recruitment


  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Coaching
  • Account Management
  • Sourcing
  • Onboarding
  • Technical Recruiting
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Employee Training