Our mission is to coach extraordinary leaders and to develop empathy as core competency. We work with business owners, nonprofit organizations, professionals, universities and community members who are facing challenges in their personal and professional effectiveness or want to reach their full capacity as a leader.​


Training and development programs are low-cost and effective at developing core competencies of teams across multiple industries. Michael's rich history in working with fortune 500 professionals, students and organizations on achieving their goals has made him an effective facilitator of discussions in small groups and large scale conferences. He has conducted over 1000 presentations and speaking engagements for over 20+ years on college campuses, national conferences, regional meet-ups, board meetings and intimate work groups.

Our most requested topics for training are on emotional intelligence, Extended DISC, effective communication and teamwork. Our blend of expertise and kindness create a unique space for professionals to dialogue and learn productive best practices as a leader. To book any of our training programs, team retreats or custom opportunity, kindly set-up a free 30-minute consultation.

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Speaking Engagements

Michael's balance of humor and subject matter make him a perfect fit for small groups or large audiences interested in leadership, self-development and effective communication topics. He has presented at colleges, corporations, national educational conferences and nonprofit boards/organizations.

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Our newest program embeds our coach into your organization, making it even easier for training opportunities become more attractive to employees or resident community. Launched in 2020 in two co-working establishments, we are always looking for businesses to hire us for custom on-site training opportunities. Currently this program is only available in Downtown Syracuse.

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Professional Adulting

Our premiere workshop includes five specific competency areas of training. In this workshop we illustrate the importance of self-awareness, diplomacy, teamwork, empathy and influencing skills, to be an effective professional, in any industry.


We also can create separate training modules for each area of the main workshop for further development.

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Our mission is to coach extraordinary leaders and develop empathy as a core competency.

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il salotto | 359 South Warren Street, Syracuse, New York 13202