About Mike Caracalas
Mike Caracalas partners with leaders who are striving to build and develop high performing teams that are productive and focused on growing the business. Mike works with individual leaders and executives to raise their leadership impact and with executive teams to eliminate dysfunction, generate sustainable results, and grow the business.
For the first 18 years of his career, Mike worked internally for organizations such as Mount Sinai Medical Center, NASA, Sun Microsystems, and Yum Brands (Pizza Hut) in the fields of Leadership Development and HR. For the past 9 years, Mike has coached senior level executives across a wide range of industries.
Mike’s approach with leaders is to understand their goals, assess their personal impact within the organization, and guide them to implement strategies and actions intended to raise their effectiveness, get more career satisfaction, and grow the business. Every leader is unique and there are no one-size-fits-all solutions. Growth as a leader starts within the person, radiates out to how they interact with others, and manifests as tangible change in the world around them.
Mike attended the University of California, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Human Information Processing, and went on to receive his Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, with emphasis in OD and Change Consultation.
Mike is credentialed by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), and recently served as President of ICF North Texas. He is trained and certified in the Co-Active model of coaching (CPCC) and is also a Certified Team Performance Coach (CTPC), using the Team Diagnostic Assessment from Team Coaching International.
Mike has coached, trained, or consulted with hundreds of leaders and teams from a wide variety of organizations.