• K. Peterson
    Michael McGinnis is a very effective coach and very helpful to me personally. He always gave concrete, useful feedback and suggestions to me.
    K. Peterson
  • A. Ghofrani
    My personal coach, Michael McGinnis, was by far the most effective aspect of my job search. His words of wisdom and encouragements were indeed what I needed at this hard time.
    A. Ghofrani
  • J. Kilpatrick
    The one on one coaching with Michael McGinnis was exactly what I needed. He was motivating, focused, and helped me think about what my options were.
    J. Kilpatrick
  • L. Arzon
    My coach Mike was great to work with. Would highly recommend him. Highlights include; Resume review and feedback, LinkedIn Make-Over tips and feedback.
    L. Arzon
  • L. Pollack
    The direct 1-on-1 interaction allowed me to explore questions and concerns I had about the direction and approach. The feedback was insightful and applicable.
    L. Pollack
  • D. Ruiz
    My career coach was the best part. Thank you, Michael, for all your encouragement.
    D. Ruiz
  • D. Fernandez
    Great personal coach that helped me with the right tools, advice, and encouragement through the whole process. A great program to help structure the approach to your new reality, with many tools and information to explore different alternatives and personal coaching.
    D. Fernandez
  • M. Yi
    Michael is a great coach with my job search. I was preparing Amazon's leadership interview questions and don't know where to start. He pointed me to very valuable preparation videos immediately. During the 1:1 video coaching with him, he also point out some important details like looking at your interviewer through the camera, etc that i ignored before. All in all, he is excellent and helped a lot during my career search. I highly recommend Michael as career coach!
    M. Yi
  • B. Zenz
    My career coach, Michael McGinnis, was very helpful and inspirational on my job search journey!
    B. Zenz
  • A. Brumme
    My sessions with Michael McGinnis were very helpful. He was motivational and really helped me think through my options. Also the resume updates provided were very helpful. I also appreciated the time flexibility provided due to family circumstances. All in all a great experience. Thank you.
    A. Brumme
  • UCSD Student
    His teaching was great! Made me really excited about my career again, and really thinking about my future.
    UCSD Student
  • UCSD Student
    Michael McGinnis is of the best instructors I've had yet through UCSD. Great feedback and encouragement were really appreciated. I think he has also mastered the use of online/distant learning technology better than most. Thank you!
    UCSD Student
  • UCSD Student
    Michael McGinnis is an excellent teacher! Fully engaged in what he is teaching. Always a pleasure to be in his class! -Travis
    UCSD Student
  • K. Haahr
    Michael McGinnis is a fantastic coach - really kind, upbeat and thoughtful.
    K. Haahr
  • J. Irelan
    The most effective aspects from my coaching experience were Resume, Branding advice and Career Coaching (Michael McGinnis was outstanding).
    J. Irelan
  • T. Halloran
    The most effective aspects of my coaching experience was working one-on-one with my coach Michael. It was extremely helpful.
    T. Halloran
  • M. Townsend
    "The career coach I worked with, Michael McGinnis, is awesome!"
    M. Townsend
  • B. Nakano
    Michael McGinnis made all the difference in the world. He was able to establish a genuine relationship with me that enabled him to get to do things that everyone was saying (ie in the webinars) but that I wasn't actually doing. I appreciate the moral support too. I'm lucky to have had him as my career coach!
    B. Nakano
  • L. Arb.
    Michael McGinnis provided excellent job search and retirement planning advice.
    L. Arb.
  • J. Mahler
    My coach Michael McGinnis was very perceptive and was effective in jumpstarting my job search focus so kudos to him. Michael was prolific in sending out material that I found useful.
    J. Mahler
  • M. Alibhai
    Excellent guidance from my coach Michael who was always there to help with any questions I had. The professional resume consultation and updating LinkedIn profile session was also very helpful.
    M. Alibhai
  • T. Hall
    In the Midlands Tech/Bose Blythewood years that we worked together, I always knew there was something very special about you. I'm not talking about talent, exceptional expertise in your area, or your ability to put together excellent training. I see now what that was. It was your heart. That, my friend, is the best quality about you. You have lived a full life - excelling professionally and always caring more for others than for yourself. You have, and continue to, bless others.
    T. Hall
  • Onboarding Class - UCSD
    The feedback given by Prof McGinnis not only provided great insight and motivation but also helped guide me when I had steered off track. I greatly appreciated the preparation taken and level of organization made by him. I felt confident when applying the learned knowledge in my place of employment, attesting his superior teaching abilities and professional knowledge.Michael was Outstanding! very responsive and great comments and encouraging.
    Onboarding Class - UCSD
  • T&D Student - UCSD
    The whole course was so well organized and planned out. It was important to Michael McGinnis that his classes were understood and was always available for questions. His enthusiasm for the teaching was very infectious. He genuinely wanted all of us to do well and to feel comfortable with the content. You can't help but to want to come to class and get involved when the instructor has such a positive and committed outlook to the material and life in general.
    T&D Student - UCSD
  • M. Ternavan
    1:1 with my coach Michael, helped me keep focused and was always positive.
    M. Ternavan
  • T. Lauerman
    Michael McGinnis is a superb coach and mentor. He was encouraging and dedicated.
    T. Lauerman
  • A. Kaplan
    Mike is wonderful, and my time with you was emotionally supporting and informative
    A. Kaplan
  • M. Chevrie
    Michael McGinnis was an incredible coach. He was very Professional, helpful, encouraging, and an overall pleasant person to talk with.
    M. Chevrie
  • P. Righellis
    It’s not often we meet people in both our professional and personal lives that have truly gone deep to find their inner selves. You would be one of those people, and for that, you should be very proud for both the courage, perseverance and results.
    P. Righellis
  • UCSD Student
    "Mr. McGinnis was awesome and so was his course. It is probably the best, most professionally current and most useful class I took. He is a passionate teacher and it was obvious in his teaching style and in his delivery to the students."
    UCSD Student
  • S. Hilsher
    "Michael's coaching and teaching skills have helped me further develop my leadership, facilitation, and coaching skills."
    S. Hilsher
  • M. Smith
    "Michael is one of the most talented leaders that I have worked with in 15 years. His innovations around people development are not equally matched anywhere."
    M. Smith
  • D. Gibson
    "I would have to say that Michael makes a difference in every person he comes in contact with. He is able to transfer his energy and passion for learning and personal development into an individual or a large group."
    D. Gibson
  • K. Gordon
    "I would not be where I am today without the commitment to my development by Mike."
    K. Gordon
  • T. Ellis
    "I can truly say without hesitation that Michael is the most visionary leader that I've ever worked with or met."
    T. Ellis
  • K. Nordin
    "Truly a global leader in providing learning solutions across all cultures and backgrounds."
    K. Nordin


The Journey of Self-Discovery - A Primer

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Expert at Career, Leader and Life Coaching. Inspirational, Passionate, Very Knowledgeable, Authentic and Speaks from The Heart. Personal Development should begin from the Inside – Out, creating an intrinsic motivation to succeed. Client is responsible for their development & assumes a take charge mentality. Coach acts as an inspiration and guide to get you there.
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A New Framework for Future Leaders is needed to guide humanity forward. Traditional leadership development is from the outside-in, leaving a leader prone to external temptations. Authentic leadership is from the inside-out, taking that hard look within to know self, leading by example, focusing more on the "WE" vs "ME". Michael's unique approach to leadership along with his new eBook, Talks, and Workshops can be viewed by CLICKING HERE
Michael's life story has been learning how to overcome a challenging past and learning how to go from victim to taking charge of his life. His story has become an inspiration to others while guiding them on their own journey of self-discovery. Michael has authored an award winning book along with offering engaging and enlightening talks on this topic.

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Michael's passion as an educator is to inspire, challenge and guide others to discover their own true potential and way forward that is true to themselves so that they wake up each day with Meaning, Purpose, Love & Joy. Michael is noted for his engaging talks, story-telling & conversation which create memorable keynotes, evening discussions, appearances, events & conferences. He offers virtual sessions along with in-person.
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The Journey of Personal Growth & Self-Discovery

A significant part of my purpose in life has been to learn and apply personal growth & self-discovery. It began with overcoming a traumatic past followed by a continual thirst to learn more about myself so that I could become my full potential, and then to go to the very core of my being to understand life itself and how I fit in. The images below represent the framework for personal growth & self-discovery that I use to inspire and guide others who are interested in discovering who they are and ultimately become their full potential.

Tree of Life
Peeling the Onion

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