Hello and welcome! I’m Michael Balchan.

I help inspired leaders to fall asleep satisfied about what they accomplished that day and wake up excited to do, serve, and be just a little bit better.

My work draws 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.

I do it through a mix of one-to-one executive coaching, one-to-many speeches and workshops, and by publishing digital tools, resources, and programs to this site.

I’ve been told that I’m an amazing supporter and celebrator of people, and also an amazing supporter and celebrator of life. Which, I suppose makes sense, since my free thoughts often go toward how to deal with life, given the fact that death is inevitable. And – knowing how it’s going to end – how can I playfully celebrate this amazing journey, while also having a powerful and positive impact on those around me.

To learn more about what it looks like to have me in your cornersend an email here.

To inquire about a speaking engagement or training, contact me here.

Or, join the Life|Practice community (for free, below) to get instant access to all of the digital resources mentioned above. You’ll also be the first to hear about new content and upcoming opportunities.