SAP America
The Clorox Company
Berkeley Haas School of Business
Russell Reynolds Associates
UCSF Medical School
William + Flora Hewlett Foundation


MBA | University of Michigan
Ross School of Business


Certified Integral Coach/ New Ventures West
Professional Certified Coach – ICF
Integrative Enneagram (IEQ)
Korn Ferry/Hay Group ESCI 360
Immunity to Change


Improvisational guitar
Road/Mountain biking
Being a good father
Spiritual practice

Michael Dolan

Executive Coach / Leadership Consultant

San Francisco, CA


Michael has been an executive coach and trainer for over a dozen years. During that time, he has helped hundreds of successful professionals get out of their own way by enabling them to develop and maintain higher levels of productivity, self-awareness and effectiveness so that they can create a bigger impact to the bottom line while experiencing greater satisfaction in their work and life. Michael is known for his depth and sensitivity as a coach, and for his ability to support leaders in practical and transformational growth.

His signature is helping leaders:

  • Get more of the right things done with less stress
  • Develop greater emotional/social intelligence
  • Influence without authority
  • Embody greater executive presence
  • Transition from manager to leader
  • Develop greater self-awareness and maturity


Before finding his calling as an executive coach, he spent 15 years in various management roles, leading teams in the advertising, consumer marketing, and design industries. Through this experience, he developed a deep appreciation for the intense personal and organizational demands that successful executives must meet every day.

Along with leadership coaching, one of Michael’s core areas of expertise is workflow coaching. He developed this focus during his time as a Senior Coach and Director of Business Development for Coaching Services for David Allen, widely considered to be the productivity guru of this era. He incorporates many of the ideas and practices he learned from David Allen into his work when appropriate.


With insight and practice gained from Michael’s coaching, I can honestly say that I’m operating at a higher level now, elevating myself while at the same time being a better leader for my company, team, and customers.
– Lloyd Adams, Senior VP and Managing Director, SAP America, Inc.

Thanks to working with Michael, I’m accomplishing more than I ever have before and I have less stress in the process. And because my head is clearer, when surprises come my way, I’m more able to respond appropriately with my full attention.
– Brian, Senior Director, Apple