executive coaching

Why invest in Executive Coaching?

 “As an executive coach, Mike is able to take the complicated and turn it to the simple.” – Rebecca Shimkus, COO, Commonwealth Trust Leadership

When leaders can consistently leverage their…

Positive first impression

Creating a Positive Impression

No do-overs! Make the most of your one chance to make a positive first impression.

Did you know you are pre-programmed to think a certain way when you first meet…


Resiliency matters (because nothing in life is perfect).

Resiliency: The idea is how to be a good leader in an imperfect environment, not trying to create the perfect environment to be a good leader.

When we talk about…

your choice

The leader you are–or will be–is a choice. Your choice!

How comfortable are you with being uncomfortable? 

So much of our day-to-day life as leaders doesn’t involve (consciously) making choices about how to be a great leader. We start each…

no excuses

What it takes to be a “no excuses” leader.

You have to be able to say “pass or fail” to yourself. Banish the “buts”! 

One of the key ingredients of ownership–essential to being a great leader–is a no-excuses approach.…


How are you measuring yourself against the accountability bar? 

The leader is the high bar of the group; very few times is the team going to be more accountable than you. 

If you expect good people to follow you…

Unrelenting resourcefulness

Unrelenting resourcefulness: The key ingredient in every leader’s recipe for success.

Excellent leaders accurately assess what’s needed, what’s possible, and what it’s going to take – lather, rinse, repeat. 

Leaders are tasked with solving problems every day. Many are…

own ownership

Do You “Own” Ownership?

Excellent leaders don’t set out to be leaders…They set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role – always about the goal. 

Do you “own”…

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