CEO | Certified Executive Coach
Michael is the CEO of KONU LLC. He works with clients to create and implement customized leadership development opportunities for their organization. His leadership development work draws on his experience as an entrepreneur, professional dancer, and educator.
Michael teaches Leadership at NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He holds a Master in Public Administration (MPA) from Harvard Kennedy School and a Master in Education from Marburg University, Germany. Michael earned his Leadership Coaching certification from Georgetown University.
He founded and developed several bilingual K-12 charter schools for one of Germany’s most innovative education start-ups (Phorms Education) and is a Co-Founder and Board Member of the Adaptive Leadership Network.
He was the 2001 Silver Medalist at the European Championship in Rock ’n’ Roll Acrobatic Dance – and worked as a dance coach and choreographer for more than 15 years, with both beginners and champions.