Michelle Cummings M.S. is the Big Wheel and founder of Training Wheels, a known leader in the Team Development industry. She is also the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer for Personify Leadership, a Leadership Development organization. Michelle is an accomplished author and a dynamic, sought-after speaker in the areas of leadership, teambuilding, and experiential learning. Michelle has created a wide variety of facilitation, debriefing and teambuilding activities that have collectively changed the way trainers and educators work.

Michelle speaks at more than 15 local, national, and international conferences each year and authors a weekly teambuilding newsletter called The Spokesperson that has over 15,000 subscribers in 65 countries.

Michelle Cummings has authored five books:

A Teachable Moment, 

A Facilitator’s Guide to Activities for Processing, Debriefing, Reviewing, and Reflection


Bouldering Games for Kids,

an Educational Guide for Traverse Walls

currently out of print

Playing With a Full Deck,

 52 Team Activities Using a Deck of Cards


Setting The Conflict Compass,

Activities for Conflict Resolution and Prevention.


Facilitated Growth,

Experiential Activities for Recovery and Wellness


Michelle holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kansas State University and a Master’s degree in Experiential Education from Minnesota State University at Mankato. She grew up on a farm in Norton, Kansas and currently lives in Littleton, Colorado.