About Me

KEYNOTE SPEAKER + ENTREPRENEUR + INFLUENCER

Michele Young-Crook is a two-spirited Algonquin with mixed heritage. With a talent for creating solutions and implementing them in her role as president of M Young Crook Consulting, a company that helps organizations with digital media, governance, policy development, mitigating tasks and assessing risks. With over 15 years of experience growing a national charitable organization from the ground up with minimal support, she learned how to wear many hats within an organization to ensure success. Utilizing her two decades of experience in the marketing and sales industries, Michele knows how to grow an organization and find its target audience through media and business development. From her experience as a stand-up comedian and lived experiences, she developed a charisma that always keeps a crowd engaged and wanting more. It seemed like a natural fit for her to share her experiences through keynotes and hosting of events.  

Michele is a serial entrepreneur with multiple eCommerce businesses, consulting firm and the recent launching of a series of children’s books. Even with her packed schedule, Michele always makes time for causes that matter. Michele is a director on the Board of Canadian Juries Commission, director on the Come Back Society, dinner committee member for the Human Rights Watch, and creator of Indigenous Women’s Holiday Market with over 87,000 members. Her proudest accomplishments include the development of national programming for Indigenous women and youth, and mentoring multiple Indigenous youths on how to open non-profit and eCommerce businesses.

Key Services

GOVERNANCE ♦ POLICY ♦ KEYNOTE & MC ♦ WORKSHOP FACILITATOR ♦

DIGITAL MEDIA DEVELOPMENT

GOVERNANCE & POLICY DEVELOPMENT
KEYNOTE & MC
WORKSHOP FACILITATOR
DIGITAL MEDIA DEVELOPMENT

GOVERNANCE & POLICY DEVELOPMENT

With over 15 years of experience in the not-for-profit world, Michele quickly learned how crucial good governance and policies. Over the past few years, Michele has taken many courses in not-for-profit governance and developed strong skills in developing and implementing policies to assist in risk mitigation. She will work with your non-profit organizations to review/develop; policies, internal controls and governance structure.

KEYNOTE & MC

With over 11 years of hosting events, 5 years of stand-up comedy and her lived experiences, and an adaptable spirit, she is the right fit for any engagement. She is proof that focus and determination can get you to your goals. Michele managed to grow a national charity from the ground up and start multiple eCommerce platforms. Previously suffering from imposter syndrome, she learned quickly how to adapt to change and what it means to roll with the punches. Michele has a diverse work background; car sales, gym management, bartending, stand-up comedian, and retail management. She knows how to motivate any group of people while making them laugh from the many hats she has had to wear her entire life.

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR

Michele offers a variety of customized workshops, from the importance of good governance, developing and implementing policies, running effective meetings, capturing your target audience to the importance of having a personal brand that you can stand behind. Michele ensures that she works with each client to achieve their desired outcomes.

DIGITAL MEDIA DEVELOPER

After years in the marketing and sales industries, she developed a vital skill in digital media. Michele works with her clients in developing Assets and Signage for Events, Assets for Social Media, Annual Reports, Proposals, Presentations and Digital Magazines. Michele will create content that will attract new customers/members and help keep existing ones engaged on various platforms.

Past Projects & Upcoming Events

ORGANIZATIONS, BOARDS, EVENTS & MORE

Book a free 30 minute consultation with Michele to see how she get you or your organization to where you want it to be.

I have known and collaborated with Michele Young-Crook for over 15 years and we have partnered on multiple projects successfully over this time. Michele’s engagement, commitment and passion are laudable. In my experience, Michele always delivers on what she promises and consistently provides high quality solutions orientated outputs. It is always a pleasure to work together.

LINDA HARTFORD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR | INDIGENOUS TRUST, CIBC INDIGENOUS BANKING

Michele donated her expert knowledge and professional creativity skills towards a non-profit initiative aimed at enhancing public safety in an Indigenous community. Michele’s results were eye catching, culturally appropriate and a beautiful representation of the community that will utilize the new initiative. I look forward to future professional collaborations with Michele as she continues to advocate and show relentless commitment for our Indigenous children, youth, women, people and communities throughout Canada.

SAM PEDERSON, POLICE CONSTABLE | BLOOD TRIBE POLICE SERVICE

Michele has been working in partnership with WEKH for about two years and we have had a wonderful experience with her. We have been able to host her as both a facilitator and a speaker at a number of events and she always brings a very personable, energizing presence to the virtual space. We look forward to our continued work together!

ASHLEY RICHARD, NATIONAL INDIGENOUS OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST | NATIONAL INDIGENOUS HUB FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP KNOWLEDGE HUB (WEKH)
Michele created financial planning resources to enable more youth to consider diverse employment opportunities within Canada and abroad. Michele’s resilience, kindness and intercultural intelligence are some of the foundational building blocks that make her successful
TANYA TULUS, ANALYST AT RESILIENT AND INNOVATIVE COMMUNITIES | GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

Michele took the time to understand our business and was able to work with us on our digital marketing efforts. She did a fantastic job, and she delivered beyond our expectations.

LANCE JOHNSTON-REYES, OWNER | COMFORT TREE DISPENSERY

ORGANIZATIONS I HAVE CO-CREATED WITH 

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