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Consulting Futurist, Executive Mentor and Strategic Coach


Dr. Michael Petty is the managing partner, and senior futurist and consultant of North Star Futures, LLC in Washington, DC. Mike brings over forty-five years of leadership, financial and strategic management experience to the service of his clients and Convene members. He has experience with both publicly-traded and privately-owned companies, ranging in size from start-up to three billion dollars in revenue. His greatest value to his clients lies in his expertise in the areas of strategic thinking, planning and execution; shareholder value creation; and career and leadership development.

Mike has worked at the financial and strategic executive level of a Fortune 500 multi-national manufacturing company, a senior executive with a privately-owned medical service company, as well as serving in the capacity of senior vice-president and consultant for an international financial advisory firm and a “Big Four” accounting firm.

Since founding North Star in 1997 Mike has served as an advisor to professionals, executives and senior management teams specializing in maximizing shareholder value; strategic thinking, planning and execution; leadership development; and executive mentoring and coaching.

Dr. Petty is the former Dean of the School of Business of Stratford University. In his capacity he developed the university’s innovative joint Doctor of Business Administration and Information Technology programs.

He currently teaches, Financial Intelligence, Strategic Intelligence and the Strategic Foresight specialization courses in the Doctor of Business Administration program. He is also the doctoral advisor for candidates pursuing the Strategic Foresight specialization.Mike is the Washington, DC Chair for Convene, a Christian CEO Forum, in which he currently mentors Christian business owners and CEOs.

He is also a conference speaker and seminar leader. He has developed and led seminars for the American Society of Training and Development in the area of strategic thinking and financial value creation. Mike has also created and conducted workshops on the development of strategic foresight and futures thinking for the International Conference of the World Futures Society.

Dr. Petty is currently a member of the World Future Society and The Association of Professional Futurists. He is also a former twenty-year member of the Financial Executives Institute and former officer.

Mike received his Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Executive Master of Business Administration degrees from Michigan State University, and his Doctorate in Strategic Foresight form Regent University.

Mike and his wife, Katherine, have been married for 45 years. They have three adult children and five grandchildren. They are members of the Reston Bible Church, in Sterling, Virginia.

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.



I serve professionals, executives and senior management teams by drawing on my specialized expertise developed over forty years of executive and consultative experience. I couples my mastery of financial theory and professional experience with my skills as a consulting futurist to provide clients with a powerful one-two punch to protect their futures optimize long-term stakeholder value.

In this rapidly changing business environment professionals and executives must “look” beyond the typical one-to-three planning horizon to avail themselves of potential opportunities and protect themselves from significant risks. I work closely with my clients in the development of customized strategic thinking and planning, stakeholder value maximization, and innovation systems.

Whether the client is a nascent one-man enterprise or an established organization with hundreds of employees the ability to be future-ready is an absolute leadership and organizational requirement.

Specifically, I facilitates the customization of the following systems:

  • Strategic Thinking and Future Management (Being Future Smart)
  • Stakeholder Value Optimization
  • Creativity, Innovation and Disruption
  • Business Model Optimization
  • The Exceptional Thinking Organization


I have been coaching and mentoring corporate managers and executives for almost forty years. At the height of my corporate financial career I mentored and coached the CFO’s and controllers of over fifty different business units, to ensure a constant succession of qualified financial management throughout a global, diversified corporation. My desire to assist professionals, managers and leaders in their professional develop has been foundational to my own continuing develop.

I became affiliated with a professional CEO Peer Group, Convene Christian CEOs, as their Washington, DC Chair in 2012. A major component of my Chair responsibilities was the one-to-one coaching of the CEO members. To further my ability to coach successful, high-powered executives I have since pursued professional education and training in coaching as provided by The Professional Christian Coaching Institute, and qualified for certification with the International Coaching Federation.

Influenced by my distinctive future-oriented perspective of business leadership, I offers my clients a unique foundation for addressing professional growth issues and obstacles.

I have established a growing executive coaching practice with clients throughout the United States and Canada.


Speaking Services

I am an accomplished conference speaker. I have either spoken or conducted workshops or seminars at major conferences, such as The Association of Talent Development International Conference, and the World Future Society International Conference.  I have addressed such varied topics as “Developing Strategic Foresight”, “Innovation and Disruption”, “Being Future Ready”, and “Maximizing Shareholder Value.”  I have also addressed various other topics at the request of my clients.


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