He has supported the launch of multiple successful startup companies in the field of transformational education and, most recently, worked for five years as the CEO of Globalish Institute, a privately owned think tank in Los Angeles – an organization that globally recognized philosopher Ken Wilber called “startlingly original work of sheer genius.” In 2016, Michael left his CEO position to focus on his private practice and to further develop his work in Applied Awakening.
Michael studied philosophy on special student status at Oxford University and holds degrees in Biology and English. He is an award-winning poet and short-story writer as well as one of 50 global leaders selected for the inaugural Global Cooperative Forum. Young leaders of the New Arab Spring movement call him "the most dangerous man in America."
His primary spiritual support came from Alan Shelton, a retired CPA who spent a decade in India where he studied with Advaita teacher Ramesh Balsekar, the translator for renowned teacher Nisargadatta Maharaj.
He now teaches programs in Applied Awakening. Program topics include everything from spirituality and transpersonal psychology to diplomacy, social justice, and the arts.
For more information on his work, visit AppliedAwakening.com.