Full Bio

Mike Warren is an Executive Coach, Strategy Consultant and Organizational Development expert whose clients include Fortune 50 to 1000 companies, non-profit organizations, entrepreneurs, small to mid-size companies and startups.  Over the last 20 plus years, besides his coaching and consulting career, Mike has served in executive and C-level roles in a wide range of industries including food & beverage, financial services, media, manufacturing, real estate and technology.

Mike’s experience includes serving as President & Chairman of the Board for M Stevens Capital Partners, as the Founder, Chief Strategy Officer & Board Member for FR Holdings, Interim COO, CSO & Director for publicly traded Apptech Corporation and as a Director for various other boards serving private and public companies, as well as a few select non-profits.  Mike is also a former partner and owner of ACG, which was a 20-year-old national full-service Broker-Dealer, Investment Banking, Registered Investment Advisory and Market-Making Securities (NASDAQ) firm, as well as an Insurance General Agency in the State of California.

In addition to his consulting and executive coaching practice, Mike teaches Emotional Intelligence, Negotiations Strategy, Servant & Resilient Leadership, Organizational Strategy & Behavior, Conflict Resolution, and Coaching for Managers at Brandman (Chapman) University in Irvine, California.  Mike has recently completed writing a book on consultative coaching titled “It’s Not Just Coaching” “Reaching Your Potential Through Consultative Coaching”, which is in its final stages of publication and scheduled for release in 2019.

As a consultant, executive coach, author, speaker and professor, Mike utilizes his vast knowledge in strategy and human behavior to improve individual, team and organizational performance with students and clients in a wide range of industries including for profit and non-profit, real estate, financial services, health care, manufacturing, interior design, multi-media, construction and high-technology.

Mike has achieved the status as an Internationally Accredited Advanced Certified Practitioner (ACP) recognized by ICF, SHRM, ATD and HRCI in DISC, EIQ-2, Motivators, Hartman and Learning Styles, as well as certified and well versed in Gallup, Kolbe, Hogan, MBTI, Presci, ADKAR, AIM, 360’s and other assessment tools and methodologies.  Mike also holds a credential from the Neuro Leadership Institute and uses that focus on organizational behavior, development, management and leadership.  He is an expert on competitive strategy and strategic thinking, as well as organizational culture and change management.

A few of the notable companies Mike has worked with include: American Express, Prudential, New England financial, Clear Channel, Nestle, Coca Cola, Proctor & Gamble, Ben & Jerry’s, Sony, Claim Jumper, Quantas Airlines, Kelly-Clark, Dial Corporation, Sunshine Biscuits, Nippon, Day-Lee Foods, Unified Grocers, Arbonne International, Powerfull Electric, Glidewell Laboratories, Acon Laboratories, Bio-Rad, Fremantle Media, Ingram Micro, Hyundai, Verizon, Time Inc., Bradley & Gmelich LLP, Clyde Snow & Sessions PC, Stradling, Yocca, Carlson & Rauth, Salamanca Group (London), and many others.

Education:

University of La Verne – B.S. – Organizational Management

Pepperdine University – M.B.A. – President’s and Key Executive

Trinity Christian College/University of Seville, Spain – Studies in International Business & Spanish

University of Michigan – Certificate – Negotiations Strategy

California State University, Fullerton – Fiduciary Management

University of Pennsylvania – Certificate – Culture Driven Team Building

University of California, Davis – Certificate – Coaching Skills for Managers

Case Western University – Certificate – Inspired Leadership

University of Chicago – The Neurobiology of Everyday Life

Neuro Leadership Institute – Brain Based Coaching

Certifications:

Brain Based Coaching Certified (NLI), Accredited Certified Practitioner, Certified Professional Coach, DISC, Emotional Intelligence (multiple assessments providers), Motivators, Hartman Values Indicator, Learning Styles, Kolbe, and DISC 360.

Mike is proud to be a member of several national and international coaching and consulting organizations including, The International Coaching Federation (ICF) where he served as a Director, Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA), Association of Accredited Small Business Consultants (AASBC) and many others.  Mike frequently speaks to audiences at HRM, SHRM, PIHRA and several other organizations on the subjects of: leadership, neuro-leadership, organizational development, change management, executive coaching and human resources.

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