Meet one of our expert podcast guests.

Michelle Yu

HR Consultant/Coach, Aspire Talent


I’m an HR Consultant, Coach and entrepreneur. I’ve worked at both early stage start-ups (as 'solo HR') and large established companies (as Head of HR Operations). I help my clients on both tactical and strategic HR/People Operations initiatives AND coaching, mindset and emotional regulation. I’m a Duke MBA and ICF Certified Professional Coach, and spent time in-house at companies like SoftBank and Google. I've been featured in CNBC and have spoken at companies like Google and NBC Universal.

I run Aspire Talent, a boutique HR consultancy that helps startups and SMBs on all things People Operations. With a 'people first' philosophy and desire to drive impactful change, we help HR teams and organizations grow sustainably for the long run through systems, process and design thinking. For early stage startups, check out our newest product "People Ops in a Box" which is specially designed to take our expert level HR advisory and make it accessible and affordable to all.