We provide exceptional, science-backed Leadership Development Programs that facilitate the transformation of leaders wherever they are on their journey to excellence.  We provide transformational professional Coaching rooted in Emotional Intelligence and strengths-based leadership science.

We believe our clients have the elements to be successful and that our role is to facilitate awareness, enable effectiveness and remove barriers to success. Our goal is to enable leaders to aspire higher, be effective and inspire their teams to be their best.

We work with everyone, but hold a special place for the emerging leader and concerns affecting women in leadership.



Passion  We are committed to being the best in our industry, providing our clients with exceptional service and customized solutions to fit most budgets.

Innovation  We are committed to using innovative solutions that help organizations maximize their potential and profitability.

Trust – When your relationships are genuine, it shows. We are committed to being a company you can trust.

Respect – Strong organizations are diverse organizations. We respect the rights of everyone and encourage diversity in people and thought.

Authenticity – We will always do what is best for our clients.

our founder


Michelle Holzberg, Founder and President of Accelerated Talent Group, is a seasoned talent development professional providing Executive Coaching, Leadership Development and Learning Development solutions to Middle Market and Fortune 500 organizations. She brings over twelve years’ experience in talent development working with global organizations across multiple sectors.

Michelle is passionate about one thing – potential. She is an expert at linking professional development to business strategy with a suite of proven solutions to assess, develop and retain talent.  With an eye for connecting synergies and closing gaps across the talent development space, Ms. Holzberg’s strengths lie in her ability to translate business strategy into measurable HR results.

Michelle is a Certified Professional Coach through the International Coach Federation (ICF). She has coaches clients at various career stages, though she specializes in coaching women and emerging millennial leaders.  She is an expert in the field of emotional intelligence (EI), and her approach is rooted in this science. In addition, Michelle speaks at national education workshops that serve to increase the awareness and skills of industry professionals.

She holds an M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Roosevelt University, and graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago.

Michelle resides in Chicago, Illinois and is an avid long-distance runner, having completed 6 half-marathons (and counting). She also serves on the development board of PAWS Chicago, the city’s largest animal shelter.


ATG was an outstanding partner to work with in developing a Leadership Program!  The team was incredibly responsive, professional, enthusiastic, and focused on meeting our unique needs and customizing their approach to our culture and priorities.  We have already seen positive impacts from the program in the form of participants moving into new positions and seeking out additional professional development resources.

– Julie Kyle | Organization Strategy Consultant, The University of Chicago