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Michael Cooper

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Executive Business Coach, Advisor, Facilitator & Trainer with Innovators and Influencers.

Executive Business Coach, Advisor, Facilitator & Trainer with Innovators and Influencers.

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Involved In

Founder

LEVER/edge

Advisor

Chief Creative Office
Stamen Design
Vium
Engage PR
LEVER/edge

Positions

Executive Business Coach, Facilitator & Trainer Innovators and Influencers January 2014 - present
Executive Coach LovingLeaders, LLC and BrillianceQuest January 2012 - December 2013
Co-Founder, Trainer, Leadership Mentor LEVER/edge January 2007 - November 2012
Group Facilitator Messy Monkey Arts 2008 - 2009
Principal Paragon Strategies July 2003 - December 2006
Coaching Instructor CoachVille 2003 - 2004
Founding President International Association of Coaches May 2002 - November 2003
Executive Business Coach BetterMe.org 2002 - 2003
Senior Business Manager Novell 2001 - 2002
Senior Business Analyst Cambridge Technology Partners 1999 - 2001
Associate Director of Alumni Affairs Tulane University 1996 - 1999

Education

Graduate School of Coaching Coaching 2003 - 2004
Thomas Leonard School of Coaching Coaching 2003 - 2004
Coach U Coaching 2000 - 2002
Tulane University Information Systems September 1996 - December 1998
Virginia Tech History, Communications Studies & Technology Education September 1987 - December 1992

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Robotics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Transportation
  • • Travel
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

For the past 15 years I've coached over 1,000 executives and entrepreneurs in over 250 companies. I've developed custom leadership courses for Sony Computer Entertainment, Organic, Wells Fargo, Southwest Airlines, eBay, Novell, etc. I've coached one of the 50 top designers in the world and one of the top 50 innovative companies in the world. I've been selected to coach the prestigious TED Fellows globally. I've trained 400 managers at Sony to conduct effective performance conversations. I've identified 7 blind spots for each of the four brain types that hold executives and entrepreneurs back, and I've developed a coaching solution to each of those blind spots.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I like to dig into their challenges with them, I prefer to help them get clarity about their visions, goals, expectations and desired outcomes, I help them do the difficult work of aligning with the key players or their entire team. I'm a hands-on guy who loves a big challenge and have developed a facility to get to the root cause of problems quickly. To create change, I work with people to understand and shift the way they think so that they can change how to communicate, behave and interact with others. I tend to work with people by phone, but I work with executives and entrepreneurs in person

As an Advisor

As an advisor, I tend to ask more questions so that you can understand your problems and challenges more deeply - and then co-create solutions with you, rather than simply tell you what to do. My job as an advisor is to help you become more resourceful and successful. I tend to work by phone, but if you're in San Franciso, I'm happy to meet in person.

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Maya Zuckerman
Marketing Manager, Keyframe-Entertainment and Founder, Transmedia SF.
He has a super power of pushing through blocks and enabling breakthroughs in people and companies.
Eric Rodenbeck
They're my mentor  •  Board Member, Community Arts Stabilization Trust.
Coop has kept me sane in my 15 year (so far) journey as the CEO of Stamen Design, a mapping and data visualization studio who's worked for e ... veryone from the FCC to the Dalai Lama. I rely on my regular coaching sessions with him as a place where I can get solid advice about the things that matter to me most from someone I can trust.
Des Walsh
Executive Leadership Coach for the Digital Age, Social Media Strategist, LinkedIn Expert, Connector of people and ideas, Author
Michael is a highly experienced, successful executive coach, attentive listener, incisive thinker, wise advisor and idea-popping conversatio ... nalist. He is respected and well-liked by his peers.

Maya Zuckerman
Marketing Manager, Keyframe-Entertainment and Founder, Transmedia SF.
Maya is a visionary and a thought leader in re-inventing the way we work and tell stories. She's a rock star in the transmedia world and has ... the chops to move mountains on critical projects.

Eric Rodenbeck
Board Member, Community Arts Stabilization Trust.
Eric is wicked smart, sees opportunity everywhere and has pioneered online mapping and data visualization to build Stamen Design into a thri ... ving studio that works with everyone from the FCC to the Dalai Lama. He's one of the best creative directors in the business - often able to make a small, but subtle tweaks to projects to make them stand out - and he has the CEO chops to run a globally recognized design business for the past 15 years. If your business needs to tell a story with your data or find the story in it, or you need beautifully designed maps that convey a message or idea, you'd be crazy not to call Eric.

Des Walsh
Executive Leadership Coach for the Digital Age, Social Media Strategist, LinkedIn Expert, Connector of people and ideas, Author
Des is a fantastic coach, attentive listener, very wise soul and a great conversationalist. He also is a social media maven and I trust him ... when it comes to business matters. He is globally recognized as a highly competent coach and advisor.