Director, Learning and Collaboration Technology
San Francisco, Calif.
Michael has worked with clients at the intersection of technology and interpersonal communication for the last 15 years. As a culture change consultant, Michael helps teams reach their desired results through a combination of business analytics, emotional intelligence, and online learning. Having advised leaders in Fortune 500 companies, Michael's work has been featured in Fast Company, CNET, NPR, and The Financial Times.
Michael has served as a leadership coach at USC’s Marshall School of Business and as an instructor at their Experiential Learning Center, focused on business simulations for teams. At USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, he lectured on Technology and the impact of Rhetoric.
Michael received his BA in Rhetoric and Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, and his Masters Degree in Communication from the University of Southern California. Michael also has participated in advanced studies on mindfulness, human potential, and creating authentic community in the digital space.
ON WORKING AT IA
I believe in the power of creative collaboration to build useful products and services – and to effect positive change. I’m honored to work at a company whose mission is aligned with my own values and aspirations. Conscious collaboration is all about making the right connections between technology, people, and the processes they aim to improve — so that people can achieve extraordinary results in ways that bring them self-expression and fulfillment. That’s IA’s mission. Mine too.