Michael's purpose in life is to make well-being at work a globally-accepted, basic human right. His client work spans 15 countries across four continents and focuses on coaching and training leaders to take care of people while also taking care of business. This is because well-being is strongly correlated to better work and firm performance, and leaders influence both.
He speaks English and Japanese and has worked with leaders at companies including Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, Mitsubishi and many other publicly listed Japanese companies. Michael has also guest lectured at Kyoto University and at the United States Air Force Academy.
Michael’s coaching focuses on working with next-generation leaders in Japan and Asia-Pacific. He has led leadership and coaching skills workshops for thousands of Fortune 500 professionals in the healthcare, IT, manufacturing, luxury brand, automotive, financial services, CPG and trading industries. Michael also has a proven track record helping leaders facilitate large-scale change.
Focused on People and Results
People First is Michael's mantra. It guides how he collaborates with others to help them create their own paths to success and growth – and to inspire them to help others to grow and succeed.
Proven Business and Leadership Success
Michael is based in Tokyo and is a senior consultant at People Focus Consulting. Prior to that, he served as the global head of technology learning at Morgan Stanley, where he ran training services so front-office employees could make the most of the firm’s technology to monetize work and boost productivity. Before joining Morgan Stanley, Michael led the learning and development team at the public relations firm Burson-Marsteller (now BCW) where he developed the talent the agency needed to earn a reputation as a global leader in digital and evidence-based communications.
His commercial experience includes management roles at Dell where he grew a multimillion-dollar business 4X in three years in tandem with improving customer satisfaction by 20% and maintaining the #1 position for contribution margin across Dell Services.
ACE Certified Coach (trained by David Goldsmith, one of the founds of the coaching profession and David Peterson, former global head of executive coaching at Google)
ACE Coach Accelerator Enhanced Practitioner
External Coaching Certificate, Columbia Coaching Certification Program (C3P) from Teachers College, Columbia University
Certified Saville Consulting Practitioner
Ken Blanchard Companies certified trainer in SLII and Leading People Through Change
BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MA, University of Colorado
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