Who Am I?

Mike Horne, Ph.D., helps aspiring leaders and executives move from possibility to probability, whether they are facing career transitions, learning to scale in a new role, or increasing their effectiveness and influence. I coach with a focus on goal-directed behaviors that create immediate improvements and long-term behavioral changes that sustain progress. I help clients to capitalize on their strengths, to catalyze new success behaviors, and to condition themselves for continued growth and improvement.

With a combination of superb interpersonal and facilitation skills, I put people at ease naturally and work with openness. I bring hope, presence, and discernment to every engagement. I believe in the success of my clients and in bringing their best to every situation.

I am the author of Integrity by Design: Working and Living Authentically (2021), and my writing appears in Psychology Today, Thrive Global, Manage HR, The Future of Coaching Journal, and other publications. I was the former columnist of Executive Coach for American Express Publishing and am currently the host of the globally ranked Authentic Change Podcast with Mike Horne. I serve on the Board of Directors for the Organization Development Review. In addition, I am currently the Graduate Program Director, Human Resources Management, and leader of the People and Performance Cluster in the Ageno School of Business at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA.

My Mission

I work with leaders to nurture authentic leadership, understand team needs, and foster growth during critical transitions. My guidance empowers leaders and their teams, driving positive change within organizations. Clients value my calm, competent, and confident approach, grounded in real-world experience and proven strategies.

What I Do

Executive Development Services

My reach extends globally, offering coaching services tailored to your unique needs. Whether you're navigating a transition, managing change or striving for personal and professional growth, I'm here to guide you.

Elevating Leadership

As a people and culture change maker, I work collaboratively with leaders like you to open doors and create possibilities. Together, we'll advance your professional, team and organizational goals.

A Trusted Advisor

I bring imagination, vision and optimism to every engagement. My goal is to help you understand your desires, motivations and, most importantly, the needs of those you lead. My advice and guidance are proven to bring out the best in leaders, teams and organizations.

My Life Beyond Work

I want to be remembered as a husband and father, committed to the personal and professional success of others.
When I am not working, you can find me in the gym, listening to music of all types, exploring and eating all types of food, or traveling!
My volunteering includes experience with the Peace Corps (Solomon Islands) and contributions to the American Foundation for the Blind and the Oakland, CA YWCA.

Let’s Work Together!

If you're ready to start a journey of growth, change and improvement, I'm here to guide you through every single stage of it. Contact me today to start the conversation!

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