Michael brings over 28 years of hands-on experience as an entrepreneur and senior leader his ability to ask the right questions, and think creatively & strategically gives those he works with a competitive advantage in developing winning strategies for their future and the future of their team and organization.
Michael’s passion for empowering leaders to step beyond their perceived limitations, cultivate their passion and purpose and develop the strategies necessary to produce extraordinary results has enabled him to develop dynamic, effective and measurable coaching and training engagements in Public and Government Agencies, including cites, police departments, and utilities as well as, privately held, publicly traded, and non-profit organizations in a variety of industries, such as defense contractors, staffing, manufacturing, electronics, technology, education, finance, and communications.Michael was ordained as a pastor in 1997 and served in full-time church and para-church ministry for 18 years. God called him to the mission field of Marketplace Ministry in 2007. He founded Cultiver Group Inc. an Organizational and Talent Development consulting firm where he has continued to pursue making a Kingdom impact in and through the lives of leaders.Michael earned a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Biola University graduating with Highest Honors. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Gordon College where as a student he served as Executive Director of Student Outreach Services.
He is a Certified Executive Coach, Certified Leadership Circle 360 & Leadership Culture 360 Assessment Facilitator, Certified Change Management Practitioner (PROSCI), Certified Professional Behavioral and Motivators Analyst, Strength Deployment Inventory Facilitator, and a Graduate of the Dynamic Communicators Workshop.
Michael is the creator of the 5 Frame CoachingÔ process. He is also the creator of the following talent development programs; F.I.T. for Trust, Servant Leadership as Movement, Setting an Example, Managing People, Values: What are they Worth, and Developing a Strategic Leadership Mindset. In addition, Michael is an Adjunct Professor with Concordia University Teaching Human Resource management courses in their MBA program.
Michael has also been a speaker at the Public Agency Risk Managers Association Annual Conference, SHRM North County San Diego Chapter, Vision San Diego, The Classical Academies Executive Circle, and the Barney and Barney H.R. Academy.
Michael serves weekly as a discussion group leader with Bible Study Fellowship. He also facilitates parenting classes alongside his wife Cori at their church North Coast Calvary Chapel in Carlsbad, CA. Cori and Michael have been married for 22 years and love hanging out with their four kids: one college freshman, two high schoolers, and a fourth grader.
About Our Team
Convene’s mission is to connect, equip, and inspire Christian CEOs and business owners to grow exceptional businesses, become higher-impact leaders and honor God. Through peer-to-peer and executive coaching insight. Growing toward increased personal and business impact. Leading to an ultimate Kingdom legacy.