Website: Michael Brazzel
Location: Columbia, Maryland. Works with clients globally.
Free Consultation: I am pleased to offer new clients a Complimentary Coaching Session
Dr. Brazzel’s clients are individuals and organizations.
He was co-founder and faculty member of the NTL Institute’s Diversity Leadership Certificate Program. He has held teaching and/or research positions with the American University, Cleveland State University, Harvard-MIT Joint Center for Urban Studies, Newton College, University of North Carolina, University of Missouri, and U.S. Air Force Academy.
Dr. Brazzel was a Charter member of the U.S. Senior Executive Service. His federal government service includes the Economic Development Administration, Office of Economic Opportunity, Census Bureau, Federal Energy Administration, Department of Energy, and U. S. Department of Agriculture. He organized and managed 5 interdisciplinary, PhD-level organizations in different U.S. government agencies and departments. He was Staff Member/Team Leader with the Reinventing Government Program in the Office of U.S. Vice President Al Gore and was National Program Leader for Organization Development for the Nationwide Cooperative Extension System.
Dr. Brazzel is a member of the Editorial Board of the OD Practitioner and is co-editor of The NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change: Principles, Practices, and Perspectives (2006) and the NTL Reading Book for Human Relations Training (8th edition, 1999) and author of more than 40 articles, reports, and papers.
Michael is organizer of Coaches for Equality and Diversity -- a virtual community of coaches and LinkedIn group on LinkedIn.com, a member of the NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science, the Steering Committee for NTL’s Coaching Community of Practice, and past member of the NTL Board of Directors. Other association memberships include: the International Coach Federation (ICF), Organization Development Network, International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals, Association for Conflict Resolution, Association for Psychological Type, Association for Social Economics, and Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics.
He has a master’s degree in organization and human resource development from American University/ NTL Institute and a Ph.D. in economics from Tulane University. He completed post-graduate certificate programs from the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland in the areas of organization and system development, working with groups, working with physical process, and international organization and system development.
Education: Battle Creek, MI Public Schools, Emory University, Purdue University, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin, Virginia State University, Yonkers NY Public Schools
Foundations: W.K. Kellogg Foundation, World Bank
Government: Cities of San Diego and Washington, DC, Environmental Protection Agency, Food and Drug Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration,
Health Care: Adventist HealthCare of Maryland, American Red Cross, Catholic Health East, Frederick Memorial Hospital,
Non-Profit: Catholic Charities, Hospitality Industry Diversity Institute, National Education Association, National Policy Association, National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association,
"You are a great coach! You pushed me when I needed to be pushed re: where my beliefs weren’t working for me and that it is Okay to accept compliments and revel a bit in who I am and that being who I am is a good thing, not something to downplay."
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"I can’t recommend Michael Brazzel highly enough. His wisdom, compassion, and heart helped me navigate a difficult time in my life. He helped me discover strengths and resources I wasn’t sure I had. He held me accountable and pushed me where necessary, and he was unfailingly honest. He always had my best interests at heart, was always empathetic and in touch with where I was struggling. He helped me unlock creative gifts and take myself seriously as an artist of the possible. Along the way, he became my friend."