Marc“I got to know Michael through his product LeanMail in 2014.”
We went for lunch and we have been meeting once a week ever since. Michael saw through me in a second, so we were able to quickly go to work on the challenges in my career and personal life since day one. He is helping me understand how to orient my work and my company according to my motivations and capacities, in order to make the best out of my personal and professional life.
Michael has helped me to understand that we are all different; that we should not expect everybody to have the same motivations or think in the same way. As a bonus, it is wonderful to have realized how versatile my business can become by hiring the right persons for each job.Marc Monllau, CEO, Nexolub
Mitch“I have been working with Michael Hoffman weekly for about six years now.”
I first engaged him to provide coaching to enhance my use of Outlook and Atrendia Leanmail. However, I quickly learned that you can’t isolate the mechanics of an email management methodology like Leanmail from the related matters of time management, work/life balance, etc. And Michael has proved very adept at helping to “connect the dots” in those related things and my goals in life, personally and as a business owner.
Michael also has a passion for customer service and for developing strong processes. On many occasions I have found his broad knowledge and experience to be invaluable in reaching good decisions for my business.Mitch Sowards, CEO, Entrust
John“I have had the great pleasure of working with Michael Hoffman for five years now.”
In the more than 200 sessions I have had with Michael, we have covered a wide range of issues, but the central theme has always been the same: to address my situation as it exists and find concrete ways to make positive changes in the direction I want to go.
Michael does not adopt a “one size fits all” approach. He brings his very substantial skill set and knowledge base to the effort in a way that both respects and engages the uniqueness of the individual. I have seen a lot of positive changes in my life and my business in the last four years, and I attribute much of the improvement to Michael’s coaching.John Heard, CEO, Heard & Smith
Xavier“Over the past five years, Michael Hoffman has helped me enormously in several ways.”
First, he has helped me reduce the huge amount of stress I had been experiencing for many months. He has helped me understand how to prioritize my tasks and follow a well-prepared plan. He helps me apply consistent processes to achieve excellent results. He has helped me build solid relationships with my associates and employees.Michael has amazing business acumen and has helped me redefine our strategy and tactics — something that is difficult to do even if you are extremely well versed in financial planning and private banking. Michael is rigorous, with great perseverance. He is open-minded, has a statistical mind, is trustworthy and very smart. I recommend Michael to any executive who is looking for an intuitive, smart, out-of-the-box thinker who is capable of bringing out the best in you.Xavier San Miguel, CEO, Bissan Value investing
Satya“Michael has a unique combination of honest feedback and great tools to help you.”
If you are too busy and have no time, then this is a great opportunity for you to regain control of your priorities and your agenda. Michael has a unique combination of honest feed back and great tools to help you reflect and make better choices for you and for the teams you lead!Satya Menard, CEO, Sodexo Schools and Universities Worldwide
Krzysztof“I liked the simple and ready-to-use techniques that I could learn in 1 hour and start applying the very next day.”
I became 100% clear about what I want to achieve and what my priorities are; I became comfortable with saying “no” most of the time; I learned how to be ruthlessly strict with allocating my time; and I gave up some bad habits.
As a result, in the 2nd term, I had no more FOMO; focused exclusively on people who matter to me; slept on average 8+ hours per day; had time to work out 3 times per week; got my dream internship at Amazon; and received straight As in the exams.Krzysztof Schmude, MBA Candidate, IESE
In the short run, ScaleYOU has helped me think very much about my habits, personality and the way I behave and interact with others giving path to self-reflection, and an opportunity to improve both my effectiveness and efficiency in performing several tasks and interacting with other people.
In the long term, it has given me a base to look at which things I will need to keep working on and why those things are important.Julio Fernández-Dávila, MBA Candidate, IESE
Izabela“It’s an amazing toolbox to think about further personal development.”
The classes built a comprehensive overview on different aspects of being effective in professional and personal life.
The frameworks the professor shares help to bring to life the idea of having own, tailored-made strategy.Izabela Schmude, MBA Candidate, IESE
Konstantin“I got both short-term and long-term value from ScaleYOU.”
I liked the teacher’s passion for the course, his pragmatism and experience in working with the tools as well as the huge flexibility he has demonstrated throughout the course.
Value was delivered by 1) understanding concepts from a rational point of view and 2) seeing practical tools and 3) applying concepts in practice.Konstantin Brenninkmeijer, MBA Candidate, IESE
Ashenafi“I have learn to understand that coaching is of course giving some guidance and framework but most importantly making me think for myself.”
As our small firm is growing and I was delegating more the concepts of motivating others, creating a culture of responsibility and accountability became even more important.
My goal was to achieve a framework in my leadership for those things. I believe I am achieving my goals on creating a culture of accountability in our firm whilst I still feel I need to work more on motivational framework.
I have learn to understand that coaching is of course giving some guidance and framework but most importantly making me think for myself. I think Michael has poked several areas of my leadership which has made me think more deeply which has helped achieve my goals.Ashenafi Alemu, Managing Partner and Co-founder, Zoscales Partners
Benny“You helped me to focus on the “the business” outcome – to identify and avoid the ego. This was a breakthrough.”
Thanks again for the past nine months journey. I grew to know and appreciate you as a person, friend and coach. You pushed me to go the extra mile – and you helped me see how to go beyond my comfort zone. You helped me to focus on the “the business” outcome – to identify and avoid the ego. This was a breakthrough. You also helped me realize that, when properly managed and when taken as coaching moments, conflicts are essential for success.
Given I had not taken coaching lessons before, I was not sure what to expect when we started. You have opened my eyes on why coaching is key to succeed as an executive – and to go to the next level. I look forward to reconnecting in early July.Benny Tadele, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Revenue Growth, ACI Worldwide