Michael O. Cooper is an executive coach and trainer who is adept at helping clients perceive challenges as opportunities and to then translate newly found insights into energy and action. His ability to quickly identify client problems, not just the symptoms of problems, and to resolve complex interpersonal challenges has earned him the lasting gratitude of numerous businesses leaders. With an easy manner and a knack for humor, he is known as “Coop” to clients and friends alike.
Coop has the distinction of being the first president of the International Association of Coaches; while president he worked on the team to develop the parameters for the very first global / culturally sensitive coaching certification ever available. He has trained over 1000 coaches through various training programs and personally mentored over 100 coaches. Prior to focusing solely on coaching, Coop served as a management consultant and strategist with Cambridge Technology Partners and Novell and over the years he has aided clients at such well-known businesses as Vodafone, Seagate, Honda, and Sony. He has over 20 years of management and consulting experience in over 15 countries.
Coop holds an MBA from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University with a special emphasis in Information Systems and Global Strategic Management and a BA in history, technology education, and communications studies from Virginia Tech. He combines his schooling and business experiences to bring his clients the best in cognitive psychology, performance management, organizational and personal development, leadership, communications, and influence.
Coop is a frequent speaker on leadership issues, cultural shifts and behavioral change. He is a serial entrepreneur, having lead three successful companies and developed the MindMafia Mapping Method to access and change subconscious influences within a person’s psyche and the BrillianceQuest coaching program combining innate brain function, gifted talents and life purpose. He also leads the ExecuShift executive coaching service.
Coop has served on the board of directors for San Francisco Coaches and is active in his local community. He was recognized as an entrepreneur of the year by the City of San Francisco in 2006. He has a particular passion for corporate sustainability and a strong supporter of those businesses that give back to their workers and communities.