Michael Richard Cauley

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Michael Richard Cauley is the Performance Coaching Program Director at Lipscomb University. Michael works alongside other directors concerning recruitment, advertising, interviewing, scheduling, programming, and communicates with other faculty fellows concerning course content and students. Self described as, “A curious learner passionate to help,” Michael brings over 15 years of experience as a turnaround and startup leader and eight years in academia.

A scholar-practitioner, Michael is also principal of Goal Design, LLC, an organizational behavior and executive coaching firm. Certified as an Executive Coach with the Hudson Institute for Coaching and the International Coach Federation Michael works internationally and has worked with leaders at Full Plate Living, HCA, HealthTrust, Lowe’s, Metro Schools, Nissan,  Ryder, SESAC, the State of Tennessee, the hospitality industry, local business, nonprofits, and NGOs.

His current research includes an exploration of outdoor space and assessment, creativity and courage. He is currently writing on the idea of becoming within the frame of Warren Bennis’ On Becoming a Leader. He enjoys backpacking with his partner Ashley, two daughters, and dog, Max.