Need a Virtual Coach in a Challenging Time?
Helping our clients in times of crisis to navigate the unchartered waters
Invest Time Working On Your Business Instead of In It.
It usually starts with a relaxed conversation over a cup of coffee.
Listen to The Koi Chronicles Podcast
Michael takes listeners on a journey to learn lessons on leadership and from an unexpected place.
Helping Companies Focus on Strategic Growth
CEO ADVISOR AND Former VISTAGE CHAIRMAN
Michael, a 10-year veteran and former Vistage Chairman brings vast experience in focusing teams and strategic efforts to assist in adjusting to the new world of B2B commerce. It is estimated by 2025 that primarily nearly 85% of all business transactions will be almost entirely a digital experience. Are you prepared to make the shift?
Executive Coaching and Mentor
Is your company filled with young emerging talent but lack focus? If so, they sometimes need a road map. Michael is a highly recognized mentor that can help future leaders grow their skills. Increase your bench strength.
Marketing BRANDING Growth Advisor
I have spent nearly 3 decades helping teams and executives on how to make your business stand out from the crowd. If you are brave enough to differentiate, Let’s roll up our sleeves and go to work.
Podcast – The Koi Chronicles
Michael Strickland, Growth Strategist and Executive Coach, takes listeners on a journey to learn lessons on leadership and from an unexpected place.
What Michael’s Clients Have to Say.
Real stories from real clients
Belonging to Vistage, and to Group 3597 in particular, changed the direction of my career. Through the collective wisdom and support of the other members of our group, I have founded and grown a business in five years and now am merging that business with my largest customer. It is amazing the collective experience, intellect, and support that is available in this group. I feel very fortunate to be a part of it.
Steve KidwellPresident, Kidwell Engineering and Design
When I found my way to Louisville, one of the first things I did was get a list of Vistage chairs in the area. I interviewed each of them, I felt an immediate connection with Michael Strickland and his group. I’ve benefited greatly from my Vistage membership in a couple of areas. One is the ability to hold each other accountable. To be in the element with peers who are holding you accountable to what you say you’re going to do has been very helpful.
Lou ZacconeVice President at Harshaw Trane
Michael is an excellent Vistage Chair and Executive Coach. I have found his approach engaging and helpful to my business, augmenting the Vistage experience. As a Chair, Michael is all in with the group, whether meetings, one-to-one coaching or when he is needed for special opportunities or issues. Michael is also a great Executive Coach, a rare skill and very valuable to me as a Vistage member.
Dax WhitehouseCEO at HMS Global Maritime
From the blog of Michael Strickland
The right leadership program takes you one step ahead in your career. Unfortunately, not every program in the industry suits the specific needs of an individual and does not necessarily deliver the desired results. You will use much consideration and care to ensure that the right program is chosen. Think Beyond Inspirational Speeches Leadership training programs must not be designed as a process that imparts information about industry leaders. Programs should not involve talking about…
Is it lonely at the top? Do I have a trusted group of advisers that i can turn to for business advice? Sometimes you need to make tough decisions and sometimes it does not make sense to discuss with your management team or employees. It is hard to get feedback on your toughest decisions. You need a sounding board and you don’t have one. The Chief Executive Program allows your peers to offer answers to…
Vistage CEO Peer group in Louisville seeking a few good leaders If you are a Business Owner or CEO Managing partner, you are literally in the decision business. Often it’s a lonely the buck stops with you world. There are many choices for seeking advice when you need, it but it is usually difficult to find the right guidance to sort through the toughest business challenges and opportunities you face every day. Imagine a room…