Jody Michael, MCC, BCC, LCSW, is CEO of Jody Michael Associates, a coaching company specializing in executive coaching, career coaching, and leadership development. She is an internationally credentialed Master Certified Coach, Board Certified Coach, trained psychotherapist, and licensed clinical social worker. She is author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book Leading Lightly: Lower Your Stress, Think with Clarity, and Lead with Ease.
Michael brings to her work a rare combination of global SVP leadership and theoretical knowledge, plus extensive field experience. She has built her expertise through 40,000+ hours of individual sessions across more than 25 years of coaching; adjunct education in human behavior, neuroscience, and psychology; and 15 years of experience in corporate leadership with Goldman Sachs, Chicago Research and Trading (CRT)/Nations Bank, and Kidder-Peabody. Based on her applied research, Michael pioneered the use of technology in coaching by creating one of the first mobile apps to accelerate the building of self-awareness, mindfulness, resilience, and emotional intelligence.
Michael has coached some of the top-performing leaders and teams In the US across diverse industries and organizations from hypergrowth tech companies to global Fortune 100 organizations. She has a special affinity for partnering with tech, finance, and healthcare.
She’s a renowned keynote speaker, author, and thought leader in her field who has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Oprah Magazine, Huffington Post, Crain’s Chicago, and more. She also has appeared as an expert on MSNBC, CNN, the Today Show, and NPR.