Michael Cullen

Position: Associate Coach

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Michael Cullen is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) at Grand Heron International.


Michael Cullen is a certified Professional and Personal Coach, Mentor Coach, Coaching Supervisor, Group and Team Coach with an absolute passion for collaborating with clients who are motivated to move beyond the status quo and put their idealism to the test. His strengths-based approach has served to successfully coach hundreds of people through complex change, growth and transition challenges. From employees to senior management, Michael specializes in leadership, executive, and career coaching. An avid reader and life-long learner, Michael also designs and facilitates professional development (CPD) workshops, inspiring participants to be more creative with both their personal and professional lives.

Michael’s Unique Style

Informed by Crane’s Performance Coaching Model and Wilber’s Integral Theory, Michael’s unique style of coaching is largely centered on developmental and transformational coaching. His highly engaging and non-judgmental approach allows for effective exploration of practical options, opportunities, and resources. Michael’s genuine concern for his client’s success, blended with his ease of connection with both the person and the issue, consistently results in high-impact and memorable coaching experiences.

Professional Background

  • BA Specialization in Communication Studies (with Distinction), Concordia University
  • Professional & Personal Coach Certificate (PPCC), Concordia University
  • Team Coaching Certificate, Concordia University
  • Professional Certificate of Advanced Studies in Coaching Supervision, Oxford  Brookes University
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Group Coaching Certificate, Potentials Realized
  • MBTI & TKI Certificates, Psychometrics Canada
  • Motivational Interviewing Certificates (MI), HETI Maine

Apart from his private coaching practice, Michael designs and facilitates programs and workshop series for McGill University and other organizations in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. As a Mentor Coach and Coaching Supervisor, he also works closely with ICF accredited coaches, helping them to enhance and develop their coaching acumen. To learn more about Michael, please visit michaelcullencoaching.com

Areas of Coaching

• Leadership/Executive Coaching
• Career Coaching
• Life Coaching

Languages Spoken

• English

Mr. Cullen is based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.



“Michael made an enormous difference to my thinking and how to handle situations during the time of a most critical company expansion project. I always say Michael played a key role in my success as I don’t think I would have stuck it out if it wasn’t for his excellent coaching and insights into what I needed to do to succeed. I highly recommend Michael as a coach. I’ve never worked with such a dedicated individual who truly cares about his clients. He will make a difference for you and your business, just trust the process.”

Florian Buder, CEO at PRUFTECHNIK Inc.

“Michael is a strategic thinker who will help you structure your thinking to translate your thoughts into action. He is also very compassionate and caring, putting you at ease to share your challenges openly with him. I would recommend Michael to anyone looking to improve their current career or looking to move onto to new opportunities.”

Naomi Kincler, Director Strategic Partner Operations at Honor

“Michael met with me to help me with next steps in my career path. His process and energy helped me to hone in on what I wanted and needed to do. He has an intuitive capacity to be able to ask the right questions and helped me to see what it was I truly valued. Great insights and ideas, thank you Michael!”

Linda Collard, Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist at Canadian Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation Services

“Michael has been my life coach, addressing both the personal and professional since late 2009. His guidance has been insightful, and honest, resulting in significant changes in how a view my work / life balance, efficiency at work, and how I prioritize. I am extremely grateful for Michael’s ongoing support and guidance, and would highly recommend working with him.”

Ilona Dougherty, Managing Director, Youth & Innovation Project at University of Waterloo

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