Michael J. Gelb is a pioneering practitioner and thought leader in the fields of creative thinking, executive coaching and innovative leadership. Michael guides clients to create and evolve conscious cultures that foster innovation and promote human flourishing. He has served as an executive leadership coach and consultant to AT&T, DuPont, Genentech, KPMG, Merck, Microsoft, Nike, YPO and many others.
Michael is the author of 17 books including How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci, The Art of Connection, Innovate Like Edison, Body Learning and his newest release, The Healing Organization: Awakening the Conscience of Business to Help Save the World, co-authored with Raj Sisodia. Michael’s books have been translated into 25 languages and have sold more than one million copies.
Michael has a BA in psychology and philosophy from Clark University and an MA in psychophysical reeducation from Goddard College. In 2003 Michael received a Batten Fellowship in Innovation from the University of Virginia. He also co-directed the acclaimed Leading Innovation Seminar at the Darden Graduate School of Business for more than 10 years.
A master teacher of the Alexander Technique, Michael is a 5th degree black belt in aikido and a gifted teacher of qigong and tai chi. He is also a professional juggler who has performed with the Rolling Stones.