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Testimonials from Executive Leadership Coaching Clients



Over the past three years, Michael Hoffman has helped me enormously in several ways: first, he has helped me reduce the huge amount of stress I had been experiencing for many months.  He has helped me understand how to prioritize my tasks and follow a well-prepared plan. He helps me apply consistent processes to achieve excellent results. He has helped me build solid relationships with my associates and employees. 

Michael has amazing business acumen and has helped me redefine our strategy and tactics — something that is difficult to do even if you are extremely well versed in financial planning and private banking. Michael is rigorous, with great perseverance.  He is open-minded, has a statistical mind, is trustworthy and very smart. 

I recommend Michael to any executive who is looking for an intuitive, smart, out-of-the-box thinker who is capable of bringing out the best in you.

Xavi San Miguel Moragas, CFA, Managing Director BISSAN Value Investing, EAFI

I have had the great pleasure of working with Michael Hoffman for five years now.  In the more than 200 sessions I have had with Michael, we have covered a wide range of issues, but the central theme has always been the same: to address my situation as it exists and find concrete ways to make positive changes in the direction I want to go. 

Michael does not adopt a “one size fits all” approach.  He brings his very substantial skill set and knowledge base to the effort in a way that both respects and engages the uniqueness of the individual.  I have seen a lot of positive changes in my life and my business in the last four years, and I attribute much of the improvement to Michael’s coaching. 

John Heard, Partner Heard & Smith LLP

I got to know Michael through his product LeanMail in 2014. We went for lunch and we have been meeting once a week ever since. Michael saw through me in a second, so we were able to quickly go to work on the challenges in my career and personal life since day one. He is helping me understand how to orient my work and my company according to my motivations and capacities, in order to make the best out of my personal and professional life.

Michael has helped me to understand that we are all different; that we should not expect everybody to have the same motivations or think in the same way. As a bonus, it is wonderful to have realized how versatile my business can become by hiring the right persons for each job.

The work I do with Michael is not necessarily easy; it is often emotionally provoking and challenging, but it is truly rewarding.

Marc Monllau, Managing Director Nexolub S.L.

I have been working with Michael Hoffman weekly for about five years now.  I first engaged him to provide coaching to enhance my use of Outlook and Atrendia Leanmail.  However, I quickly learned that you can’t isolate the mechanics of an email management methodology like Leanmail from the related matters of time management, work/life balance, etc.  And Michael has proved very adept at helping to “connect the dots” in those related things and my goals in life, personally and as a business owner.

Michael also has a passion for customer service and for developing strong processes.  On many occasions I have found his broad knowledge and experience to be invaluable in reaching good decisions for my business.

Mitchell R. Sowards, President Entrust

Managing my emails has always been an issue until I met Michael and LEAN Mail. Having an empty Inbox on a daily basis sounded like a dream at first and thanks to Michael who helped me to make this dream come true. It is a methodology, a new way of thinking and a habit.. And you know what? Yes it’s possible! 

Having had the positive experience of LeanMail, we continued to work on LeanTasks and LeanCalendars. We focused on how to better plan, how to prioritize, how to collaborate with your team through LeanTasks, etc.     

 Some of the take-aways from the sessions with Michael, (in which I felt like he was reading my mind):

  • More you plan, more efficient you get.   
  • Reminders are weakness if you are not checking them.
  • The tasks are not real until you put a due date on them.

 You need to work with Michael to explore on your potential. Michael is a good coach and the way he captures the improvement areas is perfect.

Suna Kusadali, ITS Manager Kimberly-Clark