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Hi, I’m Mike Thompson. As a communication strategist, MBA leadership lecturer, and writer, I help smart and thoughtful people to break through the noise to ensure their voice is heard and their words are read.

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Michael is by far and away one of the best writers, life advisors, and all-around coaches I've met during my thirty-year career. In addition to helping my writing improve to the point where I've gained literary representation, I’ve seen him countless times serve as a catalyst to help people reach their greatest potential.

As a career pro in recognizing great talent, it dawned on me when getting to know Michael I'd just stumbled upon someone uniquely gifted - a writer's writer - someone who sees the stories in others and has a gift for coaxing their stories into existence. He's helped my storytelling to take shape and his insistence upon simplicity and distilling the broad and complex reminds me of my Apple days.

Fred Dust

Author of "Making Conversation", former Global Managing Partner of IDEO
and design advisor for the Rockefeller Foundation

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Co-owner of Shook Kelley, and Former Marketing and Design Lecturer at Harvard University

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Former Head of HR at Apple and current executive-in-residence at Cornell Tech
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