Michael Kalikow is an executive coach, leadership development facilitator, and mediator. He supports leaders to navigate complex stakeholder environments, bring out the best in their teams, and grow their own capacity as leaders. He has designed and delivered training programs and leadership team offsites for clients across the globe. Representative program themes include: building high-performing teams, negotiation, conflict resolution, change management, and somatic leadership. As a consultant, his specialty is working with the leaders of key company initiatives and their teams to address the root causes behind conflict, lack of alignment, and accountability gaps impacting business performance.
Michael has worked with leaders at a wide range of Fortune 500 companies across technology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, insurance, health care, manufacturing, consumer products, financial services, oil and gas, aerospace, and professional services. Outside of the private sector, he has worked with an array of nonprofit organization as well as with US Department of Defense and military personnel including Army, Air Force, Navy, and special forces units including Air Force Special Tactics and Navy SEALs.
Representative clients include Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bank of America, Boston Scientific, Catholic Health Initiatives, Coca-Cola, Deloitte, Deutche Bank, ExxonMobil, Genentech, Genzyme, IBM, Intel, MasterCard, Johnson & Johnson, Leggett & Platt, Litera Microsystems, Lowe’s, Merck, Morningstar, NBCUniversal, Nokia, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Thomson Reuters, TIAA, Time Warner, Under Armour, and Western Digital.
Michael spent more than a decade working as an Engagement Leader and Senior Consultant with spinoff consulting groups from the Harvard Negotiation Project. He also worked at Business for Social Responsibility, which provides corporate social responsibility consulting services to Global 1000 companies.
Michael earned his B.A. from Brown University and his J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at U.C. Berkeley, where he was honored with the Jamison Award for Scholarship and Advocacy. He holds a certificate in executive leadership coaching from the Strozzi Institute, and is currently a member of the Strozzi Institute faculty.