Michael Simpson is the author of seven books including: Unlocking Potential and co-author of Talent Unleashed–3 Leadership Conversations to Ignite the Unlimited Potential in People, FranklinCovey’s newest book of powerful leadership insights and practices. This book teaches the core principles, framework, and process that enable leaders to release the talent, intelligence, capability, and creativity in people, inspiring leaders, and teams to create a culture rich in trust, clarity, and empowerment.
Michael is an expert in the area of executive coaching and leadership development from working in over 35 countries collecting knowledge gained from working with thousands of corporate leaders in industries that span the global workforce. His clients include: General Electric, Marriott, Hilton, PepsiCo, Frito Lay, Xerox, IBM, Hewlett Packard, ExxonMobil, Petronas, Atlanta Falcons NFL, Orlando Magic NBA, Eli Lilly, Baxter Healthcare, John Deere, Nike, TE Connectivity, Department of Defense, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, United Nations, NATO, NASA, to name a few.
For over 30 years, Simpson has been an internationally sought-after executive coach, leadership consultant, and keynote speaker. His practical, business experience is in teaching, advising, and coaching many of the world’s top business leaders and teams. He has coached and consulted with leaders in over 35 countries in leadership development, strategic planning, goal execution, building high performance-based teams, and high-trust organizational cultures.
For more than 20 years, Simpson has been a global delivery senior consultant in FranklinCovey’s Strategy Execution, Leadership, and Trust Practices. He is co-founder and global managing director for the FranklinCovey-Columbia University Executive Coaching Certification Program.
Simpson was formerly a Principal Consultant for the global management consulting firms Ernst & Young (EY) Change Management Practice in Washington, D.C. and PricewaterhouseCooper’s (PwC) Strategic and Organizational Change Practice in New York City, NY. He has held executive leadership positions for two leading technology companies as vice president of sales and marketing and vice president of business development.
Simpson holds a master’s in Organizational Behavior from Columbia University and a bachelor’s from Brigham Young University’s Kennedy School of International Relations. He also holds a Graduate Studies Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Mediation from Columbia’s International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR). He is a certified executive coach from Columbia University’s Executive Coaching Certification Program; a certified coach from Marshall Goldsmith’s Stakeholder Executive Coaching program; a certified coach with Inside-out GROW coaching; and a certified coach from University of Maryland’s The Art and Practice of Coaching Leaders.
Simpson is the author or co-author of seven leadership and coaching books and several articles, including: Unlocking Potential: 7 Coaching Skills That Transform Individuals, Teams, and Organizations; Ready, Aim, Excel with Dr. Marshall Goldsmith and Dr. Ken Blanchard; Your Seeds of Greatness: 10,000 of the World’s Greatest Leadership Quotes; The Execution-focused Leader with PricewaterhouseCoopers; Building Team and Organizational Trust with Stephen M.R. Covey.
Session length: 90 minutes
In this session, we will review 4 key roles of all successful leaders and coaches. Coaches will learn a powerful framework and a series of coaching questions to help all leaders create awareness and focus on those skills and competency areas to go from their current state performance to a higher level of success by focusing on:
Session length: 90 minutes
Great Leaders know how to see the gaps or unmet needs with the Whole Person mindset and how to coach and engage others in ongoing dialogue and conversations with the goal to help them find their inner passion, talent, and unique strengths. Leaders need to intentionally schedule and make time to coach others and have a framework, skill-set, and set of powerful questions to help inspire, engage, innovate, and find real passion in both personally and professionally.
In this session, we will cover the need for coaches and leaders to have a fundamental shift in thinking, behaving, and coaching from an Industrial mindset to a Knowledge-Worker mindset. I will also cover how to understand and coach the Whole Person and use practical coaching questions to help engage, motivate, and coach people to find their voice, strengths, passion, and contribution.