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Michael Banks


Michael is an executive coach with 25 years of experience helping men and women become better leaders of their organizations. He works with CEOs through middle senior managers of small private firms to multi-billion-dollar public companies.
Michael’s background includes being a senior trainer with Programs Training Ltd., acknowledged in the 1980s as the UK’s premier provider of ‘people skills’ training, and a partner in KRW International, pioneers in the field of executive coaching in the USA. Always on the cutting edge of new approaches to leadership development, Michael served from 1996-2000 on the International Coordinating Committee of the Gorbachev founded State of the World Forum, a global network of leaders formed to address the major challenges facing humanity. He also partnered with Christine Arena to produce ‘Cause for Success’ (published by New World Library) a book about firms that become more profitable by prioritizing their social mission.
In his role as coach, facilitator, and advisor to corporate leaders and their teams, Michael has worked in the USA, South America, Asia and Europe. His global approach has enabled him to work with a diverse set of individuals and development issues. He particularly enjoys being the catalyst for increased self-awareness which in turn leads to wiser and more mature leadership. As well as developing the ‘high potentials’ on their way up, Michael is happy to take on the toughest senior assignments!
In his spare time, Michael is a writer, a spoken word performer, and previously the captain for Marin Cricket Club.
Michael has been a key part of the GPS team and has provided individual and team coaching to over 10 clients. Besides coaching, Michael has facilitated meetings and delivered key workshops for GPS clients.


American Express, Baxter, Bovis, Baker McKenzie, Bain, Citigroup, Cymetrix, Goldman Sachs, HCP, Hewlett Packard, Intel, Iona College, Juniper Networks, Lufthansa, Merck, Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, National Australia Bank, Nektar, Time Warner, Varian Medical.


Michael holds a BA (Hons) in English & a Post-Graduate Certificate of Education from Reading University, England.