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"If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze."
St. Catherine of Siena

The Human Operating System

People desire to be themselves but they struggle with who they are, what they are supposed to be or do, and even why they are on this Earth. The who, what, and why can be found in their Human Operating System, or Human OS. We are each uniquely designed with a Genuine Identity that when known provides a path for honest self expression and the sharing and receiving of Genuine Identity with others for group and team flourishing.

Discover  Your
Genuine Identity

When you look in the mirror, who do you see?

No matter your age, knowing the who, what, and why of your life will create confidence, resilience and growth. This is your Genuine Identity, how you were designed. Make this discovery and you will gain clarity of your internal self and more easily manage the outside world.

Honest Self Expression

How do you use your gifts to engage with others?

When you know your Genuine Identity you are yourself whether you are at work, with family and loved ones, or out with friends. Your self expression is driven by your talents and strengths, your gifts. How you engage and serve others manifests from self-knowledge of your Genuine Identity.


Team Flourishing

"Iron sharpens iron..." Proverbs 27:17

It is nearly impossible to not participate in a group. Work teams, church ministries, family and personal interests: engaging with others is difficult to avoid. When you know the Genuine Identity of others and share your own it is much easier to build trust, receive and accept their contribution, and allow the group or team to flourish in their accomplishments.


I say "ABOUT US" because I would not be doing this work without the relationships and partnerships I have created to assist me in my mission. But I cannot disregard my career and carry it forward into my work as a coach, trainer, and facilitator. 

I've worked with colleges and universities across the country assisting them in creating culture change, improving engagement, and improving the teaching and learning process. I've facilitated technology implementation with K12 teachers for improved student engagement and learning, as well.

My mission is to strengthen the education system by empowering administrators, teachers and faculty, staff, and of course, students in their their self-discovery of their Human Operating System- their Genuine Identity, how they serve and how they engage in groups and teams.

With specific coach training, certifications and partnerships, I look forward to serving your institution. Here are the partners I work with to help me achieve my mission:

God- First and foremost, God has called me to to serve others through coaching, training, and facilitation. It's where I thrive so I follow my calling.

CliftonStrengths- I have been fortunate to study and mentor with Brent O'Bannon, the very first certified CliftonStrengths coach. I have earned Brent's Strengths Champion certification with the CliftonStrengths assessment.

WeAlign Coaches- We are a strengths-based tribe of coaches and our vision is to "rehumanize the world through Genuine Identity and belonging."

Human Formation Coalition- Equipping leaders through strengths and the Fivefold Ministries to elevate the individual's self-awareness and service to others.

Newton Institute- Creating tools to help individuals discover who they are and contribute and elevate their team members. 


About six months after working with Michael, I found myself in a job interview. In this job interview, I found myself much more prepared and ready to face the dreaded interview questions related to your strengths and weaknesses…and that is because of the time and effort from working directly with Michael. Notes that I received from after that interview (that I was hired for!) was that I exhibited “unreachable qualities” and they were thrilled with my strengths and weaknesses conversations. Thank you Michael for everything! And I look forward to working with you again!

Administrator, Ambulatory Surgical Center

Karen S.

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