Michael M.

30 years’ experience coaching across industries, functions, and geographies, emphasizing those interested in switching careers from unique backgrounds. Has helped thousands of job seekers at early, mid-career, and senior levels.

Full Bio

Michael has 30 years of experience coaching across a range of industries, functions, and geographies. Having led career management teams at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Columbia Business School, Michael has coached thousands of professionals seeking to advance their careers. He’s also worked extensively with early-career professionals to explore and target career paths, and senior professionals seeking leadership opportunities in their industries.

With extensive knowledge of hiring practices across industries, Michael has helped thousands of job seekers who felt lost to identify their strengths and then the industries and roles that would most highly value their skills. He has worked with organizations to design thoughtful and inclusive hiring processes, and can share what these organizations are seeking from their future hires. Michael also taught job search courses including career assessment, industry research, resume & cover letter writing, interviewing, and negotiation.

Notable Client Achievements

  • Helped DEI senior professionals increase total compensation by 20% over the original offer in the tech industry.

  • Worked with 2 former senior executives to secure new positions in their target industries.

  • Provided resume, application, networking, and interview coaching for clients who successfully transitioned from the education sector.

  • Coached graduating students on interview preparation, and successfully secured multiple offers.

  • Helped high-potential clients secure internal promotion by coaching on resume and interview preparation.

  • Successfully guided 20+ clients to conduct self-assessments and develop concrete targets that aligned with skills and values.

  • Former Associate Dean, Columbia Business School
  • Former Director, Career Education & Advising, Columbia Business School
  • Former Managing Director, Career Management, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • Career and Executive Coach
  • Consultant, Graduate school admissions
  • DEI Certification, University of South Florida, May2021
Financial Services
Management Consulting
Professional Services
+ more
Accounting Auditing
Human Resources
Product Management
Project Management
Recruiting Staffing
New Grad
Early Career
Mid Career
New People Manager
Experienced People Manager
Career Transition
Self Esteem Confidence
Team Building
Providing Feedback
Executive Presence
Job Search Strategy
Career Direction
Interview Feedback
Improve At Networking


Describe your coaching style.

My coaching style is collaborative, trust-based, and intellectually curious, helping clients to realize and build on their strengths.

Who is your ideal client and why?

My ideal client is open, has energy for coaching, is collaborative, and is willing to work on themselves.

How do you measure success with a client?

They have a clear idea of their goals, and what’s important to them, their targets (whether career transition or job performance) align with their skills and values, and they understand how to execute a well-planned search.

What is your coaching superpower?

Helping people realize what they are capable of and how this can translate to different roles, building people’s confidence.

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