Michelle Coyle

President, BGSD Strategies

Michelle Coyle is an expert in the business of politics and is known throughout the industry as the go-to coach for progressive political entrepreneurs. Michelle and her team at BGSD Strategies, a boutique management consulting firm, specialize in rapidly scaling small businesses and advocacy organizations, and have been instrumental in launching and growing dozens of political businesses over the past 2 years.

In addition to being a management consultant, Michelle is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. She owns GSD Workclub, a chain of coworking spaces, and holds equity several other ventures including Campaign Greenhouse, Grow Progress, Dagne Dover, and Sugar Shack.

Prior to opening her own shop, Michelle consulted for campaigns and nonprofits with several agencies including Rising Tide Interactive, Echo & Co., Care2, and The Julian Mulvey Group. She was named a Rising Star by Campaigns & Elections magazine in 2015 and recognized with the AAPC 40 Under 40 award in 2017.

Michelle holds a BA from UT Dallas and an MBA from Dartmouth, and lives in Alexandria with too many people and a couple of cats. She cherishes her Best Performance Trophy from the AAPC Mid-Atlantic Chapter.