Michael creates sustainable change.
Supported by evidence-based neuroscience and a warm, direct style, Michael partners with clients to make driving needs explicit, discussible, and actionable.
Michael holds the following certifications, which inform his practice: Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coaching Federation (ICF); Certified Executive Coach, NeuroLeadership Institute; Certified Feedback Specialist, Center for Creative Leadership; Cultural Orientations Indicator; Harrison Assessments, Debriefing and Coaching Accreditation; Bates Executive Presence Indicator (Bates EXPI), Certified Coach; Myers-Briggs Type Indicator; Hogan. He holds a BA in English Literature from Columbia University and an MA in Adult Learning from Hunter College. When not coaching or facilitating, Michael can be found rambling along the road less traveled, making mixed-media art, writing and reading fiction, and hiking with his Yellow Lab, Jasper.
Thank you, Michael, for your extraordinary coaching and consulting work. You have provided us with invaluable, ongoing support in helping us realign people and processes to harness cultural differences. Through your services, we have gained new and enlightening perspectives on how to better achieve our strategic objectives.
Working with Michael was the single best thing I’ve done from a self-development perspective, both professionally and personally. After our first few meetings, it became very clear that the “executive presence” coaching I had signed up for was actually going to become something much more profound and far-reaching. Michael’s approach, which is built around mindfulness, helped me to recognize and appreciate the fundamental causes of fear, anger, and other counterproductive emotions and mindsets; this awareness has empowered me to much better manage these emotions, greatly reducing their impact on my life. As a result, the very way in which I experience life has changed – I’m happier, more confident, and, most importantly, more grounded in who I am. I would recommend Michael to anyone and everyone.
My experience with Michael has been invaluable to my growth as a leader and I will use the techniques I am learning asI continue my own development.
The one constant is change and the ability to adapt quickly and successfully to new situations, new colleagues, new roles, and new leaders is what makes great leaders. My organization enlisted Michael to help guide my leadership approach and further my own development. Michael creates a comfortable environment for open communication, is an active listener, and trust comes easily to allow immediate deep dives into situations, discussion and reflection, and positive constructive perspective. He is able to synthesize information and situations quickly and provides support and feedback while you navigate complex business and personnel situations together.
His pragmatic tools for managing conflict / resolution, difficult conversations, and negotiations deliver immediate results and I’ve been honing the skills I am learning and refining in my daily interactions with peers, superiors, and direct reports. Michael’s universal empathy is enviable and makes him a natural fit for today’s leadership development challenges.