Michael Pacholek, is president of Summit Assessment Solutions, founded in 1998. Michael brings over 30 years of entrepreneurial experience in the development of successful leaders from a broad range of industries, global markets, and business scope. The diversity of these factors has allowed Michael to advise thousands of executives around the world, from Fortune 500 companies, to global franchises, and emerging ventures. Michael has supported his expertise, as a practitioner, with certifications as an Executive Coach and Master Certified Coach Trainer, and an International Coach Federation (ICF) certification.
With global expertise in the use of leading-edge executive and management profiling tools, Michael’s expertise provides leaders with an awareness of their leadership approach, and measures of its organizational effectiveness. Michael uses an advisory approach to develop a leader’s managerial competencies and the competencies of emotional intelligence. Michael believes that self-awareness within the leadership team prepares them to develop these competencies in others. Employees who witness an energized and competent leader will individually and collectively develop the confidence and motivation for self-improvement. Michael is proficient in speaking, professional training, and as a facilitator of executive workshops and discussion groups. Michael challenges leaders to understand the primary factors of leadership, how to apply to their assessed skills to the organization, and areas to focus on, for future skills development. Michael’s many years of experience confirms the need for today’s executive to understand not only the strategic goals of an organization, but to have operational expertise, and the social skills to interact with all levels of personnel.
Michael specializes in client engagements that include executive assessment, leadership coaching, strategic planning, succession planning, and a transformational approach to encourage team alignment. Michael’s success as an executive coach and business advisor, has contributed to his understanding of what determines success in a coaching engagement. Michael’s ability to transfer knowledge to his clients is also reflected in the development of hundreds of other executive coaches who operate successful coaching practices. A true entrepreneur who develops leaders and their organizations, as well as some of the best practitioners of the coaching industry.