Keith Michaelson

Keith Michaelson

Keith Michaelson is a Partner with Schaffer Consulting, where, for more than 25 years, he worked with leadership teams to design and facilitate performance turnaround and cultural change programs in financial services companies, manufacturing businesses, and major electric utilities.

Originally trained in computer engineering, Keith’s early experience was with a start-up software development company and an early personal computer retailer. The master’s program at the Yale School of Management led him first to the OD department of General Motors and then to Schaffer Consulting.

In recent years, Keith’s personal focus has shifted to leadership development and executive coaching. While working on a master’s in executive coaching through Middlesex University in London, he researched and wrote his master’s thesis on transformational leadership and culture change in a major electric utility. He now provides one-on-one executive coaching services on a stand-alone basis and as part of broader consulting projects.

Keith also helps businesses develop their internal consulting resources and provides support to staff groups attempting to increase their impact on business results. For many years, he led the Schaffer Consulting High-Impact Consulting workshop program.

Keith is certified to administer, coach, and consult using the following tools:

  • Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory (MBTI)
  • Coaching for Great Work – a workshop to provide coaching skills to managers
  • High-Impact Consulting – Schaffer Consulting’s workshop on core consulting skills

Keith’s education background includes:

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Brown University
  • MBA from the Yale School of Management
  • MA in Professional Development/Executive Coaching from Middlesex University, London




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