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Michael Novin

Michael Novin - The Creative Executive


Leadership Coach and Executive Presence + Media Expert

New York, NY




Michael is a certified professional coach specializing in leadership and executive presence, presentation and public speaking, career transitions, positive intelligence, and DEI+B issues specifically pertaining to LGBTQ+. He works with executives at all levels.

Michael owns a global talent agency. He has been a financial advisor, sales manager, and media trainer for Merrill Lynch. He began his career as an actor, working internationally and on Broadway. Through his varied life and work experiences, he’s learned that listening and empathy are vital to serving his clients’ needs.

His approach is to give clients a safe space to explore their situation and evaluate their options. Michael helps clients define their goals and set an agenda for action. Then, he serves as their accountability partner as they measure their results. Whether it’s an executive transitioning into a new role or a team that needs help up-leveling their influence, Michael brings enthusiasm, humor, and a diverse perspective to the 1:1 or group coaching experience.


works with : Executive teams • Directors • VP • Founders • C-Suite

Focus + Specialties

  • DEI
  • Communication Coaching + Consulting
  • Executive Presence
  • Public Speaking + Influence
  • Storytelling
  • High Stakes Conversations
  • Executive Coaching
  • Career Transitions
  • Career Strategy
  • Productivity + Time Management
  • Wellbeing + Alignment
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Emotional Intelligence

Industry Experience

  • Finance
  • Philanthropy, Nonprofits + Social Enterprise
  • Media + Entertainment
  • Sales + Consulting
  • Human Resources


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Degrees + Certifications

Certificate in Executive Coaching // NYU

General Securities Representative – Series 7  // The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series 63, 65

BFA, Acting // NYU


Company Experience

CDs Global,
Merrill Lynch,
m/Oppenheim Executive Search,
Metropolitan Transit Authority of New York,
New York University



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