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Michael BrainerdMichael Brainard, CEO & Founder
Brainard Strategy, Inc., Carlsbad, California, USA

In his role as CEO of Brainard Strategy, Michael Brainard brings over 20 years of experience as a management consultant, C-level senior executive, executive coach, manager, entrepreneur, and researcher. Through his work as a management consultant, Michael has designed and conducted process re-engineering and re-structuring, organizational assessments, leadership development initiatives, performance management systems, change management processes, and a variety of strategic planning initiatives. Additionally, Michael has worked as a post-acquisition internal and external integration leader.

As a speaker, Michael has delivered keynote talks to such groups as the Association for Corporate Growth, PIHRA, SHRM, PCMA, OCEMA, and a variety of corporations. As a researcher, Michael has contributed to publications and presented his research findings on performance appraisal systems, telecommuting, and leadership development at a variety of professional organizations.

His recognized leadership abilities have extended from business ownership, research, and academic achievements. Through his confidential work with executives, Michael has become known for his ability to motivate and energize leaders from diverse backgrounds, identify potential areas of opportunity for business leaders, and take action to facilitate growth for his clients.


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