Mike is an executive coach who brings over 20 years of leadership and coaching experience to his clients, including CEOs, vice-presidents, senior directors, and veterans His clients say that his strengths are extreme presence, intuition, and making one feel completely at ease.
A Navy veteran, Mike flew on and off aircraft carriers accumulating over 500 arrested landings before transitioning to a diplomatic role serving in Africa for five years. Through his career in naval aviation and foreign affairs, Mike developed the skills to succeed in extremely dynamic, high-stress, and high-pressure situations where he was often advising and influencing senior leaders at the highest levels of the U.S. and foreign governments.
“I’ve known Mike since my earliest days as a naval aviator and leader of teams. He brings a mix of creative intuition and sharp analysis that will help any executive cut through the confusion and uncertainty of a rapidly changing world. He’s been my trusted advisor on every major opportunity, issue, and strategic relationship I’ve approached as an entrepreneur. He realizes that the best competitive edge comes from deeply knowing your own strengths… and weaknesses. Come to Mike ready to dig deep. You and your team will be grateful you took up the challenge.”
– Paul Wynns
CEO, Flex Air
Electric aviation entrepreneur
Mike uses a combination of yoga principles, polyvagal theory, neuroscience, intuition, and nature to help leaders cultivate their innate capability to lead with passion, make bold decisions, and develop the mindset to overcome challenges to achieve the impossible.
Education / Certifications
- United States Naval Academy, Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering
- Naval Postgraduate School, Executive MBA
- French War College, Master of Foreign Relations and Defense Management
- Georgetown University, Certified Executive Leadership Coach
- Leadership Circle Profile – certified 360
- EQ-I 2.0 – certified 360