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Michael Cassella

Michael J. Cassella, Ph.D., is a leadership psychologist and executive advisor with over 20 years experience helping organizations and individuals improve working relationships, and enhance personal and professional performance. He works across a broad spectrum of business sectors, including healthcare, technology, banking & financial services, insurance, federal & local government, consulting/recruiting, and education.

Dr. Cassella began advising managers for a Fortune 25 technology firm, providing coaching to nearly 100 managers in the organization. He provided executive assessment and coaching while he worked for a major human resources consulting firm, coaching many of their clients including the U.S. Postal Service, Nortel Networks, and a variety of pharmaceutical companies. For the past seven years, he has consulted with a top- five global strategic management firm, providing coaching and development to their associates and partners. He is also currently working on a series of projects with a global financial services firm, one of which involves assessing and selecting individuals for VP-level management roles and providing extensive feedback and developmental planning to these potential managers.

Michael has extensive experience designing, delivering and managing learning and development programs and utilizing other behavior change technologies, addressing both individual and group dynamics. He is an expert in the use of projective measures to assess underlying behavioral precursors. He developed and managed the learning and development functions for two global financial services organizations. He consulted to the Executive Committee of a private psychiatric hospital on the development and implementation of survey instruments to track the quality of patient care. He evaluated the efficacy of the diversity awareness change efforts for a major metropolitan city. Michael has taught graduate-level psychology classes in assessment methodologies and as an adjunct professor, Michael was part of an alliance with Johns Hopkins University and Montgomery College developing curriculum and providing instruction in leadership development.

Michael earned a dual Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Clinical Psychology from the Marshall Goldsmith School of Business and the California School of Professional Psychology, an M.B.A. from the School of Business at the University of New Haven, and a B.A. in Biological Sciences from Saint Michael's College. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and resides in the Boston area with his very patient wife, Angela.