“I would certainly place Michael in the very top tier of professional executive coaches operating in North America today.”
Michael has been very effective in the instances where we have engaged him as a coach for leaders within the CPP Investment Board. His coaching is clearly linked to results and effectiveness for the specific role and organizational context and he takes the time to understand these before he begins his work – his is definitely a highly tailored approach versus generic or cookie-cutter. I would certainly place Michael in the very top tier of professional executive coaches operating in North America today.”
David F. Denison
Corporate Director RBC, BCE,
Chair Element Fleet Management
Former President & CEO Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
“Michael truly cares about my success and has definitely helped me become a better leader, executive, professional and person”
Michael has been my professional coach for the past several years. He brings tremendous experience, knowledge and effective listening skills to the table and keeps me focused on the critical areas that have the most impact for me. (Professionally and personally)
Michael truly cares about my success and has definitely helped me become a better leader, executive, professional and person. My career has advanced significantly and my life balance has improved while working with Michael. Our investment in Michal Stern has been extremely beneficial.
Having an executive coach is an invaluable investment that any organization can make in their top talent or individuals can make in themselves. Michael will help you stay focused on what’s important and help you realize your true potential.
President & CEO
Reliance Home Comfort
“…his frank and incisive advice has helped the Institute develop and deploy its talent more effectively.”
Growth was creating challenges for the C.D. Howe Institute and its senior managers, and we realized we were at a stage when advice and coaching from an outside expert could help us move ahead. We have now engaged Michael Stern on three occasions. He works well with the individuals themselves, and his frank and incisive advice has helped the Institute develop and deploy its talent more effectively. I would recommend him to any person or organization looking for a step up in performance.
William B.P. Robson
President and CEO
C.D. Howe Institute
“Michael has been a strong contributor to the development of a number of our senior team members, and helpful to me personally.”
Our organization has benefitted from Michael’s coaching over the last two years as we have undertaken a significant change in our business culture. Michael has been a strong contributor to the development of a number of our senior team members, and helpful to me personally as I have prioritized the development opportunities with my team.
President & CEO
“... it has been very beneficial to have his continued wise and confidential guidance in meeting my career objectives”
Michael Stern was a tremendous help during an extremely challenging time, when I was responsible for a very high-stakes project for my company. He was a great sounding board, kept me calm during particularly stressful situations, helped me set goals and held me accountable for them. As a senior executive, it has been very beneficial to have his continued wise and confidential guidance in meeting my career objectives. I’m grateful to have Michael “in my corner,” and I would highly recommend him as an executive coach.
Executive Vice President,
Aggregates & Construction
Walker Industries Limited
“Michael’s support is as valuable today as it was when we first started. He continues to help me adapt, develop and grow.”
I have had the pleasure of working closely with Michael Stern, as my personal executive coach, over the past 7 years. During that period, I have moved into increasingly more senior and strategic roles, in Canada and the United States. Michael is highly focused and committed to you and your businesses success. He is straight forward, direct, and honest but always highly supportive. He has a great sense of humor and is a true pleasure to work with.
Working with Michael’s clear and unbiased lens has helped me improve my prioritization skills and address the challenges and opportunities involved in managing and developing our people.
When a promotion resulted in a move to the USA and into a global corporate office environment, Michael’s probing-but-supportive “sounding board” approach helped me navigate the new culture and make a difference early.
Michael’s support is as valuable today as it was when we first started. He continues to help me adapt, develop and grow.
I would highly recommend Michael as a personal executive coach.
Chief Executive Officer
Sativa Group PLC
“Michael has given me a better understanding of the different personalities we each possess, and how to work and turn them into strengths for a positive result”
I am in a unique and at times stressful situation, running a family business with 3 other family members and a CEO father. Things get heated as ideas fuel differences of opinions.
Before I worked with Michael Stern, I was at my wits end and spent countless wasted energy trying to manage these opinions and disagreements.
Michael has given me a better understanding of the different personalities we each possess, and how to work and turn them into strengths for a positive result.
Michael was always there for me to talk with and at times, I was able to vent my frustrations with him. A huge help for me personally was the fact that I always got a positive second opinion and reassurance that my approach would be effective.
I highly recommend Michael to anyone who might have the same issues that I experienced.
Chief Executive Officer
United Services Group