Location: City and Country

Tokyo, Japan

Columbia Coaching Certification Program

CCCP Alumni

Professional Affiliation (e.g., employer, organization, etc.)

People Focus Consulting

Interests In Executive and Organizational Coaching

Leading across cultures, leading change, workplace wellbeing

Orientation/Role: Select One


Formal Coach Education and/or Training

“My purpose in life is to make well-being at work a globally-accepted, basic human right. This is related to leadership because well-being is strongly correlated to better work and firm performance, and leaders influence both.”

Michael Glazer is a leadership coach, organizational development consultant and corporate trainer whose client work spans 15 countries across four continents. He speaks English and Japanese and has worked with leaders at companies including Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, Mitsubishi and Hitachi. Michael has also guest lectured at Kyoto University and at the United States Air Force Academy.

Michael’s coaching focuses on working with next-generation senior leaders in Japan and Asia-Pacific. He has led leadership and coaching skills workshops for thousands of Fortune 500 professionals in the healthcare, IT, manufacturing, luxury brand, automotive, financial services, CPG and trading industries.

People First is his mantra. It guides how he collaborates with others to help them create their own paths to success and growth – and to inspire them to help others to grow and succeed. Michael has broad experiences as a commercial and global functional head at leading firms including Morgan Stanley, public relations firm Burson-Marsteller (now BCW) and Dell.

Michael earned a BA from the University of North Carolina, an MA from the University of Colorado and an external coaching certificate from the Teachers College Columbia University (C3P). He is a Coach Accelerator™ Enhanced Practitioner and was trained by the former global head of executive coaching at Google. Michael holds Saville Consulting and Lumina Practitioner accreditations, and he is a Ken Blanchard Companies certified trainer in SLII and Leading People Through Change. Michael is also an active member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

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