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The foundation of all of Michael's activity is a life-long exposure and personal dedication to methods that promote human flourishing. Coaching is an obvious and natural expression of who Michael is.

"Michael's a beautiful, thoughtful, and caring coach who skillfully weaves mindfulness awareness practices into his coaching. His clients grow with a grounded sense of self and a deeper awareness of their place in the world." - Jerry Colonna, CEO,

Michael has a rich background in many arenas. Apart from coaching executives at Fortune 500 companies and startups,  Michael sits on a board of directors for a non-profit that provides leadership training for children and teenagers, has co-founded businesses, conducted research in psychological science, facilitated many trainings and workshops,, and taught mindfulness meditation in many contexts (including online). He has also been a bartender and construction worker. Find a more detailed work history here.

"The relationship exceeded my expectations.  It did not take us very long to develop a common vocabulary that we used to talk about my behavior and the behavior of others, and his technique of asking questions to catalyze the learning process worked very well. He gave me a different lens through which to view how I act and how others act and the tools to begin to understand why that behavior is occurring. I really appreciate his insight and am grateful for the opportunity to work with him." - B.A., VP & Assistant General Counsel

Michael lives with his wife and two daughters in Boulder, Colorado. When he is not working, Michael is usually exploring the outdoors with his family, spending time with his community, experimenting in the kitchen, or is in his garden.

"Working with Michael Rich as a coach and mentor has dramatically impacted my personal and professional growth over the past year and a half. He has an incredibly holistic way of approaching mindfulness and meditation that allows you to apply learned practices to real-time situations. I'm so grateful for the impact he has had on my life!" - Sonya Hausafus, VP of Marketing, Techstars