Michael Brazzel

Michael Brazzel

Executive Coach, Leadership Coach, Transition Coach

Phone: 410-995-0247
Website: Michael Brazzel
Location: Columbia, Maryland. Works with clients globally.
Free Consultation: I am pleased to offer new clients a Complimentary Coaching Session

Michael Brazzel Ph.D., CPCC, PCC is The Leadership and Diversity Coach™. He is an executive coach, diversity and organization development consultant, and author. He has a background as executive and manager in U.S. government agencies; economist; evaluation and policy analysis; and university professor-researcher.

Dr. Brazzel’s clients are individuals and organizations.

  • Individual clients are executives and leaders committed to learning, changing, and growing, being one’s very best self, and having lives which are fully-alive, rich, and fulfilling. His coaching practice with them addresses their whole lives and includes enhancing leadership skills and presence; being diversity and inclusion leaders; having a career path of heart and passion; balancing family/work/life; overcoming life hurdles like procrastination, fear, anger, depression, abuse, and addiction; and pursuing and addressing other hopes, dreams, and conditions of being human.
  • Organization clients include business, government, education, and health-care organizations and unions, professional associations, foundations, and non-profit organizations....and his practice with them includes: whole-being coaching, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, strategic organizational change, team development, strategic planning, conflict mediation, mission, vision, values work, organization assessment and design, experiential education, facilitating groups, retreats and conferences, and professional development of diversity and organization development practitioners.

He was co-founder and faculty member of the NTL Institute’s Diversity Leadership Certificate Program. He has held teaching and/or research positions with the American University, Cleveland State University, Harvard-MIT Joint Center for Urban Studies, Newton College, University of North Carolina, University of Missouri, and U.S. Air Force Academy.

Dr. Brazzel was a Charter member of the U.S. Senior Executive Service. His federal government service includes the Economic Development Administration, Office of Economic Opportunity, Census Bureau, Federal Energy Administration, Department of Energy, and U. S. Department of Agriculture. He organized and managed 5 interdisciplinary, PhD-level organizations in different U.S. government agencies and departments. He was Staff Member/Team Leader with the Reinventing Government Program in the Office of U.S. Vice President Al Gore and was National Program Leader for Organization Development for the Nationwide Cooperative Extension System.

Dr. Brazzel is a member of the Editorial Board of the OD Practitioner and is co-editor of The NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change: Principles, Practices, and Perspectives (2006) and the NTL Reading Book for Human Relations Training (8th edition, 1999) and author of more than 40 articles, reports, and papers.

Michael holds coaching credentials as Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) from CTI and as Professional Certified Coach from the International Coach Federation (ICF). He completed the coaching certification program with the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and the core Organization and Relationship Systems (ORSC) courses of CRR Global.

Michael is organizer of Coaches for Equality and Diversity -- a virtual community of coaches and LinkedIn group on LinkedIn.com, a member of the NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science, the Steering Committee for NTL’s Coaching Community of Practice, and past member of the NTL Board of Directors. Other association memberships include: the International Coach Federation (ICF), Organization Development Network, International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals, Association for Conflict Resolution, Association for Psychological Type, Association for Social Economics, and Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics.

He has a master’s degree in organization and human resource development from American University/ NTL Institute and a Ph.D. in economics from Tulane University. He completed post-graduate certificate programs from the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland in the areas of organization and system development, working with groups, working with physical process, and international organization and system development.

Corporate: Applied Materials, Atlantic Mutual Companies, Bell Atlantic, Colgate-Palmolive Company, Dun and Bradstreet, Freddie Mac, Ford Motor Company, Hitchcock Fleming & Associates, Inc, Lockheed Martin, Lucent Technologies, Marriott, MARS, Metlife, Mobil, Nike, New York Times, NORTEL, Outback Restaurants (OSI Restaurant Partners, LLC), Rockwell Automation, Shell Oil Co., Texaco, US Postal Service, Wachovia Bank,

Education: Battle Creek, MI Public Schools, Emory University, Purdue University, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin, Virginia State University, Yonkers NY Public Schools

Foundations: W.K. Kellogg Foundation, World Bank

Government: Cities of San Diego and Washington, DC, Environmental Protection Agency, Food and Drug Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration,

Health Care: Adventist HealthCare of Maryland, American Red Cross, Catholic Health East, Frederick Memorial Hospital,

Non-Profit: Catholic Charities, Hospitality Industry Diversity Institute, National Education Association, National Policy Association, National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association,

"You are a great coach! You pushed me when I needed to be pushed re: where my beliefs weren’t working for me and that it is Okay to accept compliments and revel a bit in who I am and that being who I am is a good thing, not something to downplay."

Partner of an advertising agency

"I can’t recommend Michael Brazzel highly enough. His wisdom, compassion, and heart helped me navigate a difficult time in my life. He helped me discover strengths and resources I wasn’t sure I had. He held me accountable and pushed me where necessary, and he was unfailingly honest. He always had my best interests at heart, was always empathetic and in touch with where I was struggling. He helped me unlock creative gifts and take myself seriously as an artist of the possible. Along the way, he became my friend."


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