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Mike G. Katz

Mike is an executive coach and facilitator who believes all people deserve meaningful work. He brings this belief to bear with his clients—senior executives and emerging leaders who are committed to building cultures of purpose and belonging as well as to cultivating mastery of their craft. Specifically, Mike draws upon his deep experience in relational processes and career strategy to support his clients in building skills such as perspective taking, empathic attunement, and dialogue-based communication, all in the service of their personal and organizational goals.

Mike has engaged clients from Fortune 50 companies across a host of industries, as well from fast-growing, pre-IPO and newly public tech companies. He is Founding Director & Lecturer of the Interpersonal Development Program at the U.C. Berkeley-Haas School of Business. In this role, he teaches the popular courses “The Pursuit of Meaningful Work” and “People Development”, as well as leads coaching engagements and professional development for MBA student leaders. Mike stepped into this work as a thought leader in career management. For nearly 10 years, he drove results across all functional roles, including career coaching, employer relations, and strategy and operations. Most recently, he served on the leadership teams of the Berkeley-Haas MBA Career Management Group and of Management Leadership for Tomorrow, as well as the Boards of Out for Undergrad (O4U) and the MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance.

Prior to his career as a coach, Mike consulted institutional clients in financial services on customer segmentation, pricing, and organizational design. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Information Systems from NYU Stern and a Master of Business Studies in Organization & Management from Goizueta Business School. He received his Certified Integral Coachcredential through New Ventures West and his Professional Certified Coach credential through the ICF. He is also certified in the executive 360 assessment tools Hogan and The Leadership Circle Profile and he has trained on the Immunity-to-Change process with Bob Kegan.

Representative senior client engagements include coaching:

• SVP & GM within an $80B financial institution on improving collaboration among direct reports and increasing influence with EVP.

• COO of a $700M retailer on interpersonal influence and setting organizational vision.

• Head of Branding of a $10B subsidiary of a social media company on cultivating an influential voice with executive committee

• VP of Business Development within a $3.5B fintech company on improving interpersonal influence with key stakeholders and executive committee