Michelle Colussi is the Manager of the Technical Assistance Division with the Canadian Center for Community Renewal (CCCR), a Canadian based organization working in the field of community economic development. Michelle has worked in education, recreation, with youth at risk, in mental health, the arts and as a board and business trainer. Michelle has an extensive background in rural development projects, multi-stakeholder facilitation and board/leadership development in the non-profit sector. She brings her background in drama and her humour to her work. She was a key staff member in the development of the Community Resilience Manual that CCCR developed and recently adapted for the Government of Botswana's poverty reduction strategy. As part of her role with Transition Victoria, Michelle is working with a team, adapting the Resilience Tool and the (UK) Transition Streets program for their Building Resilient Neighborhoods Project. In her consulting practice, Michelle is currently focused on various projects related to community resilience, social enterprise development, and facilitating Transition and Collective Impact workshops.