Michael Wright is an executive coach, facilitator, and former attorney with 20 years of experience. With early training in social work, he began his career dedicated to supporting individual and organizational transformation. He has been a trusted advisor to senior UN officials, business executives, and nonprofit leaders. Regardless of who he is working with, his center of gravity is the client and their move toward growth and change. He knows this is where lasting impacts begin in individual lives, communities, and organizations.
Background & experience
Michael started his career leading and advising on cutting edge change initiatives for the American Psychological Association, Harvard University’s Center for Business and Government, the Shriver Center, and the United Nations. At the United Nations, he worked on a core team of advisors to the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Business and Human Rights, an appointee of the late Secretary-General Kofi Annan. During this time, he supported the creation of the first-ever UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which received unprecedented endorsement by member states and are now used by private, government, and nonprofit sectors globally.
After serving senior leaders inside organizations, he started an executive coaching practice where he advanced his skill and broadened his reach, working with individuals in industries ranging from pharma to tech to health and wellness. He is certified by the International Coach Federation, has trained coaches, and has written on the topic, including as a contributing author to the coaching textbook, Coaching for Transformation: Pathways to Ignite Personal & Social Change.
Michael supports clients in getting in touch with the undiluted core of who they are and uses that as a guidepost for their decisions, communications, and actions. He does this by helping clients question outmoded beliefs and reduce the clutter covering up what they know they deserve and the steps to realize it. Michael loves to dive deep with clients with a lightness of heart, and is passionate about the ability of communication, including language and design, to amplify impact.