Meet Michael

Through the noise, a signal of hope

Authenticity. Growth, Spirituality.

My mission is to unlock human potential. I was raised in a small, conservative West Michigan town in the ‘80s and ‘90s. My grandfather started our family’s lawn maintenance business in 1953 and I devoted 12 years to helping my father and grandfather live comfortably.

Yet, I felt suppressed. I couldn’t explain how, I just felt it.

Something inside me knew I couldn’t fulfill my mission there, so at age 23, I moved to Arizona to begin anew. After a few years in the hospitality industry, I attended the Thunderbird School of Global Management and completed my MBA. Thunderbird brought my life’s mission to light.

I learned that I valued authenticity, growth, spirituality, wellness, and power, and how important each was to me. I then worked at one of America’s largest nonprofit healthcare systems only to feel the same way I felt in Michigan. Soon, I left that role, started my coaching practice in 2011, and have continued to grow the ways I serve others. Through life’s uncertainties, I’ve learned just how powerful human intuition is.

As I trusted my instincts more, the patterns became clearer, I accomplished my most important goals, and genuinely loved life.

I’ve traveled the world seeking new ways of being. I’ve coached leaders across the globe. I’ve changed corporate cultures. I’ve spoken on stage in front of thousands. I’ve written a few books and hundreds of articles. I’ve been interviewed by others and host my own podcast. I’ve facilitated online courses.

Through it all, I realized that the more I challenged mainstream ideologies, the more I recognized the patterns in human life, and the more I brought together the human personal and professional selves into one authentic being. The more I could help others move through their pain-to-purpose journey trusting they were on the right path at the right time. Your life’s answers are already inside you. My diverse set of coaching experiences and soul-based instincts serve as the clear signal to help you unlock your most authentic self.

Key Accomplishments

Certified to deliver TTISI assessments (e.g. DISC, 12 Driving Forces, EQ)

Valley Leadership, Class 38

Phoenix Business Journal’s 40 under 40, Class of 2016

Arizona Republic, 35 Entrepreneurs 35 and Younger, 2013

Thunderbird School of Global Management MBA, 2010

200+ blogs, guest on 65+ international podcasts



Let’s connect for 30 minutes about your challenges and ideas and how a coach can help. I’ll listen actively, identify themes, ask questions, offer suggestions, and seek your opinion. I’ll share processes, stories, and potential outcomes. You’ll choose whether I’m the right coach to help transform your goals into reality.

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