86% of employees and executives report that workplace failures are due to a lack of effective collaboration (Source: Salesforce)
97% of employees and executives believe lack of alignment within a team impacts the outcome of a task or project (Source: McKinsey)
1 in 3 employees report that effective collaboration makes them more loyal (Source: The Economist)
With 30+ years of collaborative leadership experience, Michael serves as a coach, strategist, mentor and consultant to Founders, Executives, and Small Business Owners. His work delivers the kinds of transformational approach that turns companies into highly productive, highly collaborative, and highly resilient, self-managed teams that grow fast and feel more rewarded.
Michael has led 90+ collaborative multi-stakeholder projects, developed over 400+ strategic project plans, enjoyed 18 Board appointments, and 225+ leadership and business development workshops.
He is the Founder/Chief Collaboration Officer for Symbeosis. He is also on the Facilitation Team for Singularity University’s Global Startup Program, and is leading a new tech startup developing an innovative Leadership Discovery application.
"Michael and the Symbeosis team have spent years researching how teams best create and implement innovative solutions to difficult problems. It’s impressive. The result: Higher performing teams that produce great results."
Bill Silverman, CEO
Michael is a fearless leader who holds his work, productivity and ethics to the highest standards. His contributions and out-of-the-box thinking are invaluable assets to any group or company. While working with Michael in the same group of startup founders, I was impressed with his level of dedication not only to his project, but also his teammates’. We would go to Michael for strategic advice and idea validation, brainstorming various options and always coming out enlightened. He would not hold back from sharing his opinions, taking all the angles into consideration.
Kat Gordiienko, Founder & CEO
"What's most fascinating about Michael is how he connects his vast knowledge of ecology and the natural world to how businesses operate. Seeing organizations as ecosystems and understanding the interdependence of everything makes you get how to run a more effective business with less effort. He's got the perfect balance of instincts, strategy, and artistry in how he approaches his work."
Nancy Marmolejo, Owner
Talent & Genius
Michael is an outstanding professional and an amazing person. He is extremely intelligent and has a great depth of knowledge across business, leadership and in many other fields. Michael has always been there to offer great support + insight and he sets an unbelievable standard with his work ethic and ability to get things done.
Julian Luca, Founder / CEO
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