Michael has over 30 years of experience in corporate communications and leadership.


He spent 23 of those years in Germany where he worked as a church planter, risk management advisor, and college instructor. Nothing thrills him more than helping leaders find and fulfill their callings. Michael’s calling came together in a mighty way after completing his doctorate in 2010. He then began the transition to full-time online, teaching, consulting, and coaching. He now hosts Convene’s first virtual team.

Additionally, Michael led the transition of the oldest Christian coaching organization (CCNI) to a non-profit and still serves on its board.

He is a published author and instructor of ethics, coaching mastery, and is an online professor of international business and finance. He also leads the global ethics community for the International Coach Federation (ICF).

On the weekends, he volunteers as a ski guide, museum curator, suicide interventionist, and outdoor chaplain. Michael has been married to Joy for over 33 years and has two very international children. He lives at 8162 feet in the Elkhead Mountains of Colorado with a dozen sled dogs and golden retriever.



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.



Michael has been a trusted advisor for leaders in Europe and the USA for over 25 years. Dealing with international sensitivities is one of his specialties. His clients depend on him for well-formed and doable solutions. He knows when a client needs reference to best-practices and when the client needs to form solutions for himself. He understands how people think.

Michael’s consulting practice focusses on these areas:

  • Strategy implementation
  • Ethical business practice
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Leadership and team building
  • Spiritual development


Michael is regarded as a thought leader in the coaching industry. His work in the Ethics community of ICF (International Coach Federation) has given him deep insight into the operations of coaching. He is a coach’s coach. His passion for growing strong leaders has sat him across the table of risk managers, financial gurus and opinion leaders on thousands of occasions. He believes a client is seeking answers that are findable and deliverable. Action plans will make these solutions realities.

Whether you are talking about business, life, or executive issues, Michael will go one to one with you to bring you to a point of resolution. He is a no-holds-barred coach. He is not a coach for the timid or the fainthearted. His coaching is built on the principle that God is in control. He will always challenge clients to allow God to be more in control of their lives, finances, and futures.


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