We believe there is a nature to business.
We call it Symbeosis...
Symbeosis is for those who believe that great people make great companies.
Our customers feel smart, confident, safe and connected as a result of working with us. That’s because unlike traditional business development coaches and consultant that try to teach you how to succeed, we roll up our sleeves and dive in with you to get it done. We do NOT offer canned programs or generic systems, but customize our work with each and every client. We specialize in helping you apply the most powerful leverage to grow your business faster, easier and with more fun.
Your business grows powerfully when you discover your unique Nimble Path to sustainable value in the marketplace.
At the early stages (Seed-stage), the key to success is testing and refining your understanding of the problem, solution, product and market that your business serves. We help you cycle through testing and refinement with customer discovery, validation and business development. So you can easily and effectively establish a solid foundation for your business.
Cultivate market traction with a powerful foundation for growth using strategic partnerships & collaboration
The growth of your business is a direct reflection of the alignment in your business team - sales, marketing, product, partnerships, investment, research & development and more. It's like nurturing an entire ecosystem in service to the market - one that produces an abundance of value for you, your customers and your stakeholders.
What might a more high-performing team do for your business?
Many leaders make the mistake of delegating their work. Great leaders go beyond delegation by cultivating self-managed teams that deliver results without constant supervision. This happens when you implement the 7 core elements of organic collaboration into your business culture.
Establish market traction with a powerful foundation for growth
How we show up to lead our teams makes all the difference in how our teams shows up to serve our business. We offer coaching that helps you consciously practice powerful behaviors, mindsets and habits in your everyday lives, so that you can bring that way of being into your workplace. We believe in conscious leadership, where your humanity (not your authority) is what allows you to influence and inspire others.
"Michael is a fearless leader who holds his work, productivity and ethics to the highest standards. His contributions and out-of-the-box thinking are invaluable assets to any group or company."
"Michael and the Symbeosis team have spent years researching how teams best create and implement innovative solutions to difficult problems. It’s impressive. The result: Higher performing teams that produce great results.
CEO Mentor Hub
"Michael has a unique capacity to bring both empathy and brilliance in service to growing powerfully effective leaders. I’ve seen few people with his unique set of talents. He is an outstanding example of servant leadership."
"I don’t know how he does it. A special kind of magic exists in Michael. He somehow makes my strategy and leadership smarter."
Susie Q Solutions
"Michael was able to give me a 30,000-foot view of my business so I could see where I was getting stuck. This allowed me to pursue avenues I had not considered. He is brilliant at chunking things down and putting them into perspective."
With 30+ years of collaborative leadership experience in environmental restoration, natural resources, and service-oriented businesses, Michael serves as a coach, strategist, and consultant to visionary Founders, Executives, and Business Owners.
His work delivers the kind of transformation that turns your company into highly productive, highly collaborative, and highly resilient, self-managed teams that grow fast and are more rewarding places to work.
Michael has led 90+ collaborative multi-stakeholder projects, developed over 400+ strategic project plans, enjoyed 19 Board appointments, and contributed to over 228 leadership and business workshops.
Startup Mentoring for Early Stage Entrepreneurs
GROW is a service dedicated to startup Founders and early-stage leaders. Ideal for mission-driven, impact entrepreneurs who want to do well by doing good. You have a great business idea, and want support to get it growing fast. Our GROW program will help you get there. We have 4 program levels so that you can get the support you need at a budget you can afford. If you are interested, let's set up a call and talk. I guarantee you'll find value in the conversation, even if we don't end up working together.
Consulting and Advisory Services
INSIGHT is an advisory and consulting service that dives deep with you to solve specific challenges in your leadership ecosystem. It is ideal for more established businesses with teams of 10-50 people. We work to help you get you, your team, and your business all dialed in and thriving. Based on our unique systems of Organic Collaboration and Executive Nature, we'll help you get your business running itself with self-managed teams that help you grow faster and easier than you ever thought possible. Book a call today to explore what is possible for you.