Michael has supported the launch of multiple successful startup companies in the field of transformational education and, most recently, worked for five years as the CEO of Globalish Institute, a privately owned think tank in Los Angeles – an organization that globally recognized philosopher Ken Wilber called “startlingly original work of sheer genius.” In 2016, Michael left his CEO position to focus on his private practice and to further develop his work in Applied Awakening.
Michael studied philosophy on special student status at Oxford University and holds degrees in Biology and English Literature. His primary spiritual support came from Alan Shelton, a retired CPA who spent a decade in India where he studied with Advaita teacher Ramesh Balsekar, the translator for renowned teacher Nisargadatta Maharaj.
Besides his work, Michael enjoys listening to a wide range of music on Spotify & supporting his favorite sports teams – particularly the Los Angeles Dodgers. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky with his wife, Michelle, and son, Marcel.