Recommendations from my LinkedIn page
"As COO of Toca Boca I am confronted with the typical challenges all fast growth startup leaders face. I shared the most sensitive issues with Michael and could trust him to coach me in an honest and objective way, challenging me to think with new perspectives and to grow as a person. I am very grateful to have worked with Michael and would highly recommend him to any executive who wants to grow as a leader."
“I began working with Michael as I was considering hiring a CEO to bring our company to the next level and scale quickly. As founding-CEO, this was no easy decision! Michael proved to be both a compassionate thought partner and effective advisor. I decided to hire a CEO, and I have continued to work with Michael to help ensure a smooth transition, effective partnership, and continue my personal growth as an executive and leader.”
"I've had the pleasure of being coached by Michael as Co-founder & CEO of a 1000 person company. Michael sees the situation from multiple perspectives and provides you with clear vision on what and how to communicate your message for optimal results. He possess a vast set of skills within management consulting that provides you with tangible tools you can use again and again."
"I wanted to try some different types of executive coaching before recommending it to CEOs for whom I work. Michael jumps right into the problems presented, providing a preliminary solution and iterating on it with you in realtime. Michael's followup is excellent, with everything well-documented and an effort made to turn conversations into reusable frameworks. I recommend Michael for situations where you're dealing with a lot of different problems and people."
"Michael has really helped Taulia’s C-team up-level our leadership skills by teaching us improved communication and innovative collaboration practices and transforming any unhealthy personality traits. Leading a company that grows 2-3x year over year puts a lot of stress on the team. Since starting with Michael two years ago I see how much more high functioning we are as a team, despite the stress. Personally I appreciate how Michael has helped me increase my emotional intelligence and as a result I believe I may have become a better CEO."
"As the CEO of a venture-backed start-up, I need to make sure that every dollar and every hour spent by me and my team is put to good use. I estimate the time and money spent with Michael saved us at least 1000x his price in potential mistakes. When I had a situation that I know needed to be handled with the utmost integrity and care, I relied on Michael to help me and my co-founders. It was frictionless and everyone ended up far better than we started."
I'm a tech startup founder with 6 years operational experience. Since leaving my company I have conducted more than 7,500 hours of 1-1 coaching sessions.
I specialize in
- Co-founder conflict resolution & alignment
- Rapid leadership development
- Turning around underperforming execs
- Executive team offsites