Michael is Board Certified in Executive Business & Leadership Coaching and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He is frequently asked, “after a successful 25 year surgical career, why did you decide on coaching?” The answer is simple. He cares deeply about supporting people to maximize their potential, whether as business leaders, or as patients. Entrepreneurship and nurturing businesses are integral components of his DNA. Partnering with people to support them in being successful as business leaders gives him the same satisfaction and reward as helping his patients.
After twelve years of education and medical training to become an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Michael realizes the importance of an academic foundation. As he embarked upon his coaching career, he decided to enroll in one of the premier academic based coaching schools, Columbia University in New York City. All of CLC’s coaching programs are based on the Columbia University evidence-based academic coaching model. In fact, many of the CLC Team, are Columbia University trained as well.
When Michael first transitioned from surgery to Executive Business and Leadership Coaching, he leveraged his surgical career and founded MedAchieve. It is the first professional coaching company focused on helping healthcare practitioners and organizations maximize their potential. His unique experience of over 25 years as a surgeon provides a one-of-a-kind connection to client physicians who share his passion for making the practice of medicine fulfilling and profitable. Michael’s careers in both public and private healthcare systems, and familiarity with the day-to-day affairs of medical practice, permitted him to build solid relationships with physicians and nonclinical healthcare leaders. Michael quickly became a recognized expert on the successful application of Executive Business and Leadership Coaching in Healthcare. His articles are published in the Journal of Medical Practice Management, International Journal of Coaching in Organization, The Hospitalist, AAOMS Practice Management Notes and Coaching World. Michael has been cited in Becker’s Hospital Review, Physician’s Practice, Executive Insight on Healthcare and Becker’s ASC.
As his coaching and leadership expertise became known, Michael was asked to partner with leaders in business sectors other than healthcare. Now, Michael and his team work to maximize the success of leaders in all business sectors.
When not working, Michael enjoys exercising, fishing, reading, hiking and gardening. His wife and two daughters enjoy a bountiful supply of fresh organic fruit from his pineapple plants and citrus and mango trees on their property. As reflected in CLC’s mission statement, Michael believes everyone has a social responsibility for fellow human beings.