Michelle LaBrosse, PMP, CEO leads the Cheetah team
with speed, humor and an infectious love of learning. She's been designing and
teaching accelerated learning programs for businesses since the early '90's, as
well as teaching traditional courses since the '80's.
From Air Force officer to research scientist with United Technologies Research
Center, Michelle has always focused on pioneering techniques in learning and
project management. In 1995, she prototyped the concept of accelerating learning
using 'virtual classrooms' and created online courses in business development.
Michelle also created the patented Accelerated Exam Prep methodology that is the
basis for what is now the industry standard for quickly preparing to pass the
exam; the Cheetah Exam Prep®
for the PMP. This is a program that condenses 180 hours of preparation time for
taking PMI's PMP certification exam to 36 hours of classroom time. In
2007, she launched the Cheetah PMP Exam Prep®
Online Program modeled after our very successful 4 day classroom course, but
designed for the person who cannot carve a week out of their very busy
schedules. Instead the online program is designed in a format that enables
students to use the same techniques we use in class, on their own, over a four
With both a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering,
she has done extensive post-graduate work with the MIT Center for Advanced
Educational Studies and Accelerated Learning and the University of Washington
Industrial Engineering Program. Her research focused on using the Internet to
accelerate adult learning and using improvisational comedy as a learning tool.
In 2006, she graduated from the prestigious Harvard University Owner's and
President's program for fast growing, highly successful companies – a three year
She is consistently recognized as a leader who practices what she preaches.
Based on applying her accelerated learning and project management experiences to
Cheetah, Michelle continues to grow Cheetah Learning exponentially year after
year. She is profiled in the best selling book Rich Dad's Success Stories and is
the author of both Cheetah Project Management and Cheetah Negotiations which
have received five-star ratings by readers on Amazon.com and are now in second
and fourth printings.
Michelle has also created corporate retreat center in Haines, Alaska where she
offers adventure-learning courses for executives. In her rare spare moments,
Michelle enjoys spending time with her children and dogs, building kayaks,
hiking, traveling, skiing, as well as throwing clambakes and brewing beer for
her family and friends in Connecticut.