In an excerpt from her new book, Leading Lightly, Jody Michael discusses how breathing can help leaders cope with intense levels of stress.
Jody Michael is the author of Leading Lightly and CEO of Jody Michael Associates, a premier coaching company specializing in executive coaching, leadership development and career coaching. She is recognized as one of the top 4 percent of coaches worldwide and is an internationally credentialed Master Certified Coach, Board Certified Coach, University of Chicago trained psychotherapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Jody brings a rare combination of global SVP leadership, theoretical knowledge, plus extensive field experience. She’s built her expertise through 40,000+ hours of individual sessions across 25+ years of coaching; post-graduate education in human behavior, neuroscience and psychology; and 15 years in corporate leadership with Goldman Sachs, Chicago Research and Trading (CRT)/Nations Bank and Kidder-Peabody.
Jody has coached some of the nation’s top performing leaders and teams across diverse industries and organizations, from hypergrowth tech companies to global Fortune 100 organizations. She has a special affinity for partnering with tech, finance and healthcare. Among her clients are more than 120 senior executives across 18 Fortune 100 companies.
She’s a renowned keynote speaker, author, and thought leader in her field who has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Oprah Magazine, Huffington Post, Crain’s Chicago and more. She has appeared as an expert on MSNBC, CNN, the TODAY Show, and NPR.
Jody and her partner Kathy reside in Chicago, IL, and Palm Springs, CA.