Personal Growth, Self-Discovery & Enlightenment: Providing Hope, Inspiration, Insight and Guidance to live a happier and healthier life. Whether it is to overcome challenges, find your way, answer deep and profound questions, discover your true potential, and wake up every day with meaning, purpose, love and joy. To develop a community of practitioners on the path of personal growth, self-discovery and enlightenment!

On this site you will find numerous resources to help you to understand and guide you on the journey of self-discovery & enlightenment including an; award winning book, blog, podcasts, talks, workshops, videos, life coaching, career coaching, personal growth for leaders, and events to build community.

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  • Charlie
    RE: A Modern-Day Vision Quest (05/02/21): Thanks Mike. I really enjoyed the session and your sharing such a powerful and meaningful story.
  • Majd O
    RE: A Modern-Day Vision Quest (05/02/21): It was great to see you again and great to attend this amazing event. Thank you for sharing your story and for making such a great impact on other people's lives. Continue to spread the love and happiness anywhere you go. Thank you for inviting me to this great event!
    Majd O
  • Tom W
    RE: A Modern-Day Vision Quest (05/02/21): I felt like I was joining you on a journey. I have traveled a great deal in my life as well and you brought back many of my own memories and experiences. Thank you so much, Tom
    Tom W
  • M. Kerwin
    The one on one consultation I was blessed to participate in, led by Michael McGinnis was invaluable! I can't thank Michael McGinnis enough in preparing me for my next career steps. Michael was able to immediately set my expectations properly as to how the job market and prospecting for my new career is in 2020/21. I was able to move through the steps of job loss, career search prep, and then begin engaging through networking and supporting others in their search. I feel I have learned not only invaluable career life lessons but life lessons for this age (both "at my age" and the year/times that we live in). Thank you Michael!
    M. Kerwin
  • N. Kuhnert
    The specific coaching on resume, LinkedIn and personal branding. Michael McGinnis had great sessions on these topics and his personalized review and recommendations were very helpful.
    N. Kuhnert
  • P. Phillips
    Thanks for all of your wisdom, guidance, knowledge share, and encouragement! Without you, I would not have known how to start, manage, and close my job search!
    P. Phillips
  • L. Rorye
    One on one time with career coach Michael McGinnis is absolutely the best. He uses every minute of the meeting to show me how to creatively and strategically connect with others in LinkedIn and utilize the tools. He is very resourceful. His candid feedback to the many questions that I may have encountered during the job search and interviewing process helps me improve.
    L. Rorye
  • J. Brennan
    Michael McGinnis was an awesome coach and provided many practical tips as well as cheer leading and support.
    J. Brennan
  • D. Heckathorne
    Working with Michael McGinnis was absolutely outstanding! He was very knowledgeable, available, and empathetic to me. He really took the time to understand my situation, and his coaching was very helpful. His suggestions regarding my resume and LinkedIn profile were very instructive - I have had dozens of views to my profile. Michael is a good listener, and knows just how to coach and make relevant suggestions. Also, his group coaching classes were very helpful. Thank You Michael
    D. Heckathorne
  • 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
  • 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. 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. 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • UCSD
    The feedback given by Michael 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 to his superior teaching abilities and professional knowledge. Michael was Outstanding! Very responsive, great comments and encouraging.
  • 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
  • T. Lauerman
    Michael McGinnis is a superb coach and mentor. He was encouraging and dedicated.
    T. Lauerman
  • 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
  • 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


The Book

The Award Winning Book on Personal Growth & Self-Discovery. A powerful book providing a story of transformation. a review of the many resources available, along with key considerations, activities and education to guide and inspire you on your way. His story has become an inspiration to others while guiding them on their own journey of self-discovery. CLICK HERE to preview book, see reviews & view guest appearance videos on the book and topic.
"A deeply sincere and powerful guide for those in search of self-actualization"

Blog Podcasts YouTube Channel

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My WordPress blog features posts on many topics related to personal growth & self-discovery, what the journey is like, tips to consider, and more. No sugar coating, just open & candid conversation related to the trials and tribulations! A free resource for those wanting to learn more. CLICK HERE to view my BLOG. Prefer Podcasts? I am converting many of my posts into podcasts. CLICK HERE to view my PODCAST site.

The Coach

A Certified Career, Leader and Life Coach who has been recognized as the go-to coach and mentor throughout his career. Inspirational, Passionate, Empathetic, Understanding, Very Knowledgeable, Authentic and Speaks from The Heart. A powerful style of coaching emphasizing that Personal Growth & Development should begin from the Inside – Out, with 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. CLICK HERE to view other's testimonials and learn more.

Events & Talks

Michael's passion and noted experience as a world-class educator, facilitator, and adjunct professor, is to inspire, challenge and guide others on the topics of personal growth & self-discovery, and developing your full potential. As a master facilitator he engages and connects with the audience to promote understanding, reflection, application and discussion. Noted for his amazing stories from across the globe, authenticity, personal nature and integrity coming from walking his talk. and application of everything he teaches. He engages and captivates audience to provoke insight, inspiration, conversation and thought. CLICK HERE to learn more about free webinars, keynote talks, and other events..

For Leaders

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Throughout his career, Michael has researched the topic of leadership using this to design and facilitate leadership development, along with applying it to his own senior leadership roles. He is outspoken on the topic that a New Model Leadership is critical to the evolution of humanity going forward. Traditional leadership is based on competition, ego and bottom line results with the premise that someone wins and others lose. Traditional leader development is from the outside-in, offering courses that rarely stick.. The new leadership model must be based on strong collaboration and the development of the employees to solve the growing number of complex and threatening issues we face today, resulting in a "WE" vs "ME" approach. Leader development must be from the inside-out, taking that hard look within to know self, leading by example, with high levels of self-awareness, emotional intelligence, global perspective and authenticity. Michael shares his unique approach to leadership in his new eBook, "Leadership from the Inside-Out." For more information CLICK HERE

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