Coaching

Either you received a personal invitation from me, a referral from someone you know and trust, or you stumbled here through the magic of the internet.

In any case, welcome! I’m looking forward to connecting more deeply.

We’re on the edge of an unprecedented global cultural, political, economical, and spiritual transformation. We need more emotionally-intelligent, values-based leaders in our families, businesses, and communities. People who are willing to be radically honest and authentic, to take extreme ownership of their minds and experiences, and to unapologetically live a fulfilled life while also positively contributing to the creation of our shared future. I’ve dedicated myself to supporting those people.

If you’re reading this, someone thinks that you’re one of them, or at least capable of becoming one. Either way, thank you for doing what you do.

Whether or not we end up working together, I’d love to connect and explore the life and work that you’re most excited to create.


The coaching industry has a low bar for entry and a high bar for success. A poor coach, or one who’s a poor fit for you, can be a poor investment of money, energy, and time. On the flip side, a great coach can add tremendous value – stretching you, guiding you, pushing you, believing in you, supporting you, challenging you, holding space for you, helping you grow, and serving you in the most powerful way possible – in all facets of your life.

When you look at those people who are at the top of their profession, you’ll often find a great coach and a great team behind them. It’s why I’ve been continuously working with my own coaches for years, and why I’ve been so honored to be able to support others who are at the top of their own professions.

What’s my approach? Limitless and all-encompassing. A balance of complete acceptance, gratitude, and celebration of the present moment mixed with never-ending growth, improvement, and creation of the future. Success, as you define it, in all areas of your life.

The work has a foundation in professional coaching, while also drawing on (yet remaining distinct from) psychology, training, consulting, advising, etc. It’s deep, transformative, and empirically based, utilising some of the most powerful methods and modalities of personal growth, psychology, performance science, physiology, productivity, leadership, wellness, and the world’s spiritual and wisdom traditions. Think Tim Ferriss + Dalai Lama + Tony Robbins.

I draw on my Midwest roots, a Harvard education in economics and psychology, my experience trading, training, and leading teams in the commodity options markets, years spent working with and supporting brilliant leaders, a lifetime of international study and travel, extensive personal practice, and world-class learning strategies applied to 600+ books and almost 100 online courses and in-person trainings.


Every one of my clients experiences a custom-created engagement depending on where they are and what they’re excited to grow into.

They consistently tell me that working together changes their lives – and they’re starting with what most would consider to be pretty incredible lives. They elevate their awareness, experience more joy, meaning, and fulfilment, and get to the next level both personally and professionally.

You can read more about some of them and the results they’ve gotten here.

If all that sounds exciting, let’s talk: email coaching@michaelbalchan.com or send a text to 312.757.1352. I’m not always taking on new clients, but I am always open to powerful conversations.