We help rising leaders build the skills they need to make it to the top. 


Our clients see improvements on interpersonal communication and presentation skills, transition smoothly from being a contributor to a manager, ably navigate role and career transitions, and see marked productivity increases for themselves and their teams.



One-on-one leadership coaching is at the heart of what we do. We help our clients grow their leadership capacity by pushing them on their goals, providing accountability, and offering helpful techniques and tools along the way. Our one-on-one coaching results in leaders who are more self-aware, productive, and interpersonally skilled.

Team development

With engagements ranging from helping co-founders overcome early obstacles, to working with larger teams to develop new skills and norms of productive interaction, we have a deep-rooted philosophy to team development that emphasizes experiential learning and sustained support and coaching that delivers lasting results.


Michael Terrell has been leading group workshops and giving speeches about intentional leadership for nearly 10 years. He brings a spritz of humor, contagious energy, and a bevy of actionable-now insights into every talk. Favorite topics include: Getting the Most out of Your Millennial Team and Developing Authentic Leadership.

What People Are Saying

I found myself in need of Michael’s help when my cofounder unexpectedly left our company. Michael served as an excellent sounding board as I worked through the situation and he helped me strategize a favorable resolution. Michael’s greatest strength lies in his ability to listen and see through people’s emotions to get to what they are really saying. This skill allows him to effectively formulate solutions that are both fair to all sides and leave all stakeholders feeling heard.
— CEO, Stealth-Mode Startup
Working with Michael and his team was an incredible experience. Most start-ups fail due to founder relationship issues, and Michael provided us the environment that allowed us to discuss our personal objectives and how best to move forward with our company. I would highly recommend Michael to any entrepreneur who is either creating or building out their team.
— Start-up Weekend Winner
I first met Michael during our session at StartX, the Stanford University accelerator program. He came to speak about company culture and effective communication. I was struck by how thoughtfully he spoke about the nuances of effective communication and how company culture is defined as much by what we do not do, as it is defined by what we do. I admittedly had not given much attention to shaping company culture, though was urged to consider how this is one of the most valuable assets of a young startup. A company with strong vision and invigorating culture is as important as the ideas you pursue. Michael’s advice helped me identify areas where and how communication among team members could be improved, which helped us execute better as a team.
— Scott Zimmerman, CEO at Xola

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