Executive Coaching, Emotional Awareness, Behavior Management, Agile Leadership
Mike Palestina is a Certified Executive Coach and Leadership Consultant who partners with senior executives, mid-level managers, and other leaders to inspire and enhance individual’s attitudes, behaviors, and performance resulting in increased employee engagement and retention. These shifts ultimately contribute to successfully reaching desired goals and exceeding individual and organizational expectations.
Mike’s Fortune 500 business leadership experience (in a variety of non-HR related functional areas including Marketing and Business Development, Client Implementation and Services, IT, Project Management and Operations) combined with 400+ hours of accredited training in coaching, emotional awareness and verbal and non-verbal communications provide him with a real-world appreciation of the challenges senior leaders face throughout their careers and within their organizations.
Mike is passionate about helping others modify behaviors. His style is focused but informal, with an emphasis on collaborating with clients to establish a secure, trustworthy, and relaxed environment in which to remove obstacles and achieve results. Utilizing his extensive practical business experience, Mike blends coaching practices with mentoring, advising, and counseling, thus providing his clients with a richer interpersonal experience in which to modify attitudes, behaviors, and performance.
Executive and team coaching, Emotional Awareness of ourselves and others, Change Management, Women in Leadership, business strategy, project management, work/life balance.
Mike has personally experienced and understands the challenges leaders face throughout their organizations. Industry areas of specialization include Healthcare, Insurance, Utilities, Finance, Banking, Pharma & Biotech, Consumer Products, and Education.
Partnered with a CEO of the Americas of a European company on a variety of leadership behaviors including delegation, cross cultural communications and collaboration. Based on positive results our initial 6-month engagement was extended to prepare for increased global responsibilities.
Partnered with a highly successful executive on the fast track for CEO at a healthcare provider on developing a more collaborative executive presence. Utilizing 360° feedback, we identified specific destructive behaviors and adjusted accordingly. This contributed to more constructive relationships with direct reports and a free exchange of ideas.
Partnered with a Chief Marketing Officer in a data analytics firm on developing and executing a 90/180 day plan in support of their employer’s overall strategy. Acted as a sounding board to minimize productivity dips when client became distracted by “shiny objects”.
Paul Ekman International; Management Research Group – 360° and Personal Directions Assessment, Corporate Coach University.
Mike holds a B.A. in Business Administration from William Paterson University; Certified graduate of Corporate Coach University, Executive Training Program of Boston University, and American Management Association 5-Day MBA.