Michael Johnstone is a consultant, executive coach and leadership educator with over twenty-five years’ experience in individual, organizational and leadership development. He is recognized as an innovator in high impact leadership learning; facilitates several national and international executive leadership programs and, in addition, is sought after for his expertise in strategic thinking, communication, executive coaching and human systems.
Michael is visiting faculty at Harvard University’s Kennedy School executive leadership programs; a coach to many CEOs and senior executives; and a frequent contributor to leadership forums and conferences as well as working with business and government all around the world.
Michael has training and professional experience in psychology, family therapy, university teaching and research, community development, town planning and the housing industry. He has previously held a variety of professional roles; has been an executive level manager; a freelance researcher and a family therapist. He has a BA (Geography and Politics) from Auckland University; a Masters of Social Sciences (cum laude) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; and a Ph.D. from the Australian National University. In addition, Dr. Johnstone is a member of the Australian Institute of Management Consultants and a Member of the Australian Psychological Society.
He currently calls Australia home although has lived, worked and trained in New Zealand, Israel, the USA, Malaysia, and England and brings an international perspective to his work. Drawing on his multi-disciplinary training and varied experience, Michael is known for his ability to draw on ideas from divergent fields to meet the needs of his client groups and for the energetic approach to his work.