My workshops / learning experiences, digital toolkits and thought pieces provide innovators and visionaries with the practices, tools, and frameworks they need to tap into the inherent wisdom and resources in their teams, organizations and communities.

 

my Mission

To help break through barriers and build up the resources that enable people to fully contribute to Community.


As a co-facilitator and collaborator in this work, I found Michael to be, without a doubt, one of the most inspiring professionals I’ve ever encountered.
— Dr. Rashida Crutchfield, California State University, Long Beach

what i do

I draw upon over two decades of work in cross-cultural dialogue, strategic visioning, process coaching, resource-building, and exploration of the world’s wisdom traditions. My experiences include:

  • Piloting embodied learning experiences that help global citizens to bear witness to the traumas experienced by people in different warzones;

  • Developing a conflict prevention protocol field-tested by the United Nations in West Africa and the Transcaucasus region;

  • Using art to engage thousands of youth about social justice issues;

  • Developing curricula for youth on world mystical traditions, like the Jewish Kabbalah;

  • Leading two $2 million organizations from startup to growth stages before I turned 40;

  • Getting published in the Huffington Post and Tiny Buddha;

  • Convening four live national broadcast events that created new visions for tech diversity and inclusion for digitally-disenfranchised communities in Detroit, MI, Oakland, CA, Jackson, MS, and The Bronx, NY;

  • Helping to develop organizational culture design processes for social justice organizations; and

  • Training as a priest in the traditional African tradition of Ifa.