Experienced Coach Producing Outstanding Leaders.
Who am I?
I am a labor lawyer and hands-on human resources professional/executive. I worked in these fields for four decades. I coached entry-level and middle managers at a number of Fortune 1000 companies during the course of my career and in recent years, intensively. What became clear from the feedback I received during these sessions is that this is an “underserved market.” The intent of “Coaching with Mike” is to provide a targeted resource for management to assist high-potential, entry and middle managers successfully navigate the path from individual contributor to manager and from middle manager to executive.
Since establishing mikethecoach.org in 2013 I have had the privilege of intensively coaching four leadership teams at plant level. Two of these teams had significant labor relations issues. Based on these experiences and a lifetime of participating on leadership teams, I believe that what is said above regarding individual managers goes doubly for leadership teams at the operational level.
In addition to the above, I have deep experience in gaining the trust of combative and often adversarial parties. Once trust is established the outcomes often surprises the parties in ways they could not heretofore be imagined. As such, I offer mediation services for otherwise intractable issues.
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Management articles and snippets.
Photo Credit: Forbes.com Throughout the 40 years I worked in the private sector and the past six years I've been working as a full-time managerial coach, I've engaged with very few “natural managers.” By “natural” I mean men and women who seem to effortlessly get the...
I've had the opportunity to work with multiple startups over the years and have just published my latest article on Forbes.com summarizing some things I've learned from the perspective of a coach. Below is an excerpt from that article with a link to the full one on...
My latest article on Forbes talks about how coaches can help managers take a step back to solve difficult problems. Here is a snippet from the article with a link to the rest on Forbes.com. Photo Credit: Forbes.com I recently finished reading former U.S. Attorney for...