GoHP provides; COACHING (Career, Leader, Development, Life), LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT (Curriculum, Facilitation), PERSONAL GROWTH & Self-Discovery (Life Coaching, Talks, Workshops), and TALENT MANAGEMENT CONSULTING (Training, Training Management, Organizational Development, Talent Acquisition).

The common thread to my work is the passion to help individuals, leaders and learning organizations to discover and become their full potential. As an educator, coach and mentor (Talent Management Leader, Facilitator, Professor) I SEE POTENTIAL in everyone. The challenge is for the individual to SEE THIS POTENTIAL and WANT TO DEVELOP IT. BEING OUR POTENTIAL is the greatest gift we can give to ourselves, our company, teams, family and community. For when we become our potential it is a win, win, win. Employees win with greater satisfaction with career opportunities, companies win with greater performance levels, and humanity wins as we inspire others to do the same.
  • 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
  • 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
    This was fourth course in the HR certification program and by far the best instruction. From the outset the syllabus was very detailed, 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 and training and development 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. Bush
    From his first assignment as the Training and Development Manager supporting an operation of approximately 1,400 associates Michael developed a process that won him national recognition and the program was adopted across Manufacturing Global Supply Chain.
    M. Bush
  • T&D Class - UCSD
    "Michael's expertise was very much appreciated- real world current T&D experience demonstrating excellent best practices and practical approaches to implementing and evaluating effectiveness of T&D programs. Thank you!"
    T&D Class - UCSD
  • 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 in the entire HR certification program. He is a passionate teacher and it was obvious in his teaching style and in his delivery to the students."
    UCSD Student
  • W. Spires
    "I learned so much from Michael, and am so pleased to know him. Michael is organized, efficient, extremely knowledgeable, and has an excellent knowledge of learning systems and programs to facilitate learning. "
    W. Spires
  • M. Smith
    "Michael is one of the most talented training and development leaders that I have worked with in 15 years. His innovations around people development which are aimed at knowledge transfer and keeping costs down are not equally matched anywhere."
    M. Smith
  • T. Burke
    "Michael is a very knowledgeable Training Manager who through the years has proven himself as the can-do go-to guy. His knowledge of the Toyota Production System style of manufacturing associated with World Class Training methods helped set our facility apart as a leader within the company as well as globally in both arenas."
    T. Burke
  • B. Hathaway
    "I feel that Mike's contributions were a growth enabling factor for Jabil. I have considerable respect for his skill, creativity and energy. I feel that Mike will be a leader in his area of competence no matter who he works for."
    B. Hathaway
  • T. Ellis
    "I can truly say without hesitation that Michael is the most visionary leader in the area of Learning services that I've ever worked with or met."
    T. Ellis
  • L. Concha
    "With his take-charge attitude, inclusive approach and strong grasp of industry concepts, Michael would be an asset to any organization."
    L. Concha
  • J. van Deusen
    "Mike is a seasoned learning and organization development professional and I’ve benefited from his knowledge and skills many times over the past decade"
    J. van Deusen
  • K. Martin
    "When reviewing his work on the largest management development initiative in the history of the company, I was extremely impressed with not only the metrics he captured, but how he used visual management to showcase them."
    K. Martin
  • K. Nordin
    "Truly a global leader in providing learning solutions across all cultures and backgrounds."
    K. Nordin
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NEW: Building Leaders From the Inside-Out

My dream has been to share the most powerful part of my leadership research and experience, that truly great leaders operate from a strong moral foundation, known as the Leadership Triangle, including; knowledge of self (personal growth & self-awareness), strong personal beliefs (operating manual) and a powerful understanding of purpose (intrinsic motivation and true north). Are You Ready, Able, Willing to Develop Your Full Potential as a Leader? Leadership From The Inside-Out text and series, beginning with Building Your Leadership Foundation. Click Here to Learn More.


The epitome of being your full potential is to self-actualize in one's life and career. "Self-actualization, according to Maslow, represents growth of an individual toward fulfillment of the highest needs—those for meaning in life, in particular. Carl Rogers also created a theory implicating a “growth potential” whose aim was to integrate congruently the “real self” and the “ideal self” thereby cultivating the emergence of the “fully functioning person." (Psychology Today) How does this translate to your career and life? Click here to Read More


My uniqueness comes from the breadth and depth of my business experience, notoriety in my field, national recognition, speaker and publisher, along with my own personal quest to self-actualize in my life and career. As a leader, facilitator, educator and professor, my nature and gift is to help to develop companies and individuals that are active participants in their own quest to achieve their potential, which is my passion and purpose.
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A Personal Approach

"A common theme integrated into my coaching work and facilitation is the philosophy that the most significant and meaningful footprint we can leave relates to helping our fellow human beings and our employees continue to grow and challenge them to achieve their full potential. A fundamental desire of humanity is to grow with a pursuit towards self-actualization, but few know how to accomplish this.Click here to Read More