Client References

Working With The Best

In addition to individual executive coaching clients, I have been privileged to partner with leading public and private enterprises from around the world in industry sectors that include financial services, technology, professional services, manufacturing and distribution, retail, media, and healthcare.

Some of our clients include:


What clients are saying about their work with Mike:


LeadershipTransformation48“I’ve learned more from Mike Boydell than from any coach in the past. The difference was Mike’s practical, pragmatic approach and his professional capabilities. He pushed me to dig well below the surface… and it led to actionable outcomes. I’d recommend him to anyone who wants to make a difference in how they perform.”
– Garrick Tiplady, Senior Vice President, Customer Experience, Rogers Communications Inc.


TeamEngagement48“Mike has an uncanny ability to assess and understand people, teams and their interactions. He has been an invaluable advisor to me over the past decade.”
– Sam Ifergan, President and CEO, iGan Partners


TeamEngagement48 “Mike has always been engaged with me on my highest priorities and delivered real, tangible value in the output he has helped me create. I’ve so valued Mike’s insight that I’ve suggested him to numerous people in challenging situations and the feedback is always something like – Wow, Mike was exactly what we needed.”
– Bill Wignall, CEO, Sangoma Technologies


StrategyActivation48“He’s an executive’s secret weapon. I don’t make a major life or business decision without first seeking Mike’s input.”
– John Warrillow, CEO and Author, ‘Built to Sell’


ForumFacilitation48“I personally really want to thank you for investing the time in helping reshape our Forum. We made tremendous progress in very little time and a lot of the credit goes to you.”
– Genevieve Bonin, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers


ForumFacilitation48“Thank you for an outstanding day and a half. Your leadership, knowledge, energy and passion clearly emanate from an alignment of your true core being. It’s great to observe people professionally and personally aligned in life. Take care and keep doing what you’re doing – it’s impacting a lot of people in a positive way. Our paths will cross again.”
– Paul Shekoski, CEO, Primex Family of Companies


ForumFacilitation48“After 3 years our YPO Forum had grown a little too complacent, attendance was slipping and value was beginning to erode. Mike was instrumental in helping address the issues that were holding us back, resulting in renewed accountability, higher impact meetings and deeper member connections. His style and experience made all the difference – knowing when and how to ask the right questions, listen, facilitate consensus, or lead from the front – a rare and necessary skill set when working with busy, high-achieving, Type A executives. Mike’s coaching skill and genuine passion makes him a unique asset to any leader, team or Forum that is serious about breaking out of the status quo.”
– Alan Sellery, President and Managing Partner, Ironbridge Equity Partners

StrategyActivation48“Mike is an incredibly insightful guy with a wealth of experience, who understands individualized needs. I’ve worked with him in three very different situations. All involved specific outcomes and sensitive issues where off-the-shelf solutions wouldn’t apply. In each instance, he focused on customizing tools to come up with an innovative approach that worked.”
– Court D. Carruthers, Group President, Americas, W.W. Grainger Inc.


LeadershipTransformation48“I hired Mike shortly after leaving my role as President of a marketing company, where I’d been for 12 years. At first I was uncertain and confused about how to approach the next chapter in my life. Mike continuously guided, pushed and challenged me through difficult issues and a self-discovery process that helped me achieve clarity about my next career path, and how to go about getting it. I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with him, and strongly recommend Mike’s services to any individual or organization looking to improve performance by truly understanding and pursuing their potential.”
– Ron Benegbi, CEO, Accolade International


LeadershipTransformation48“Mike makes you feel safe but will push you. He has the business acumen, psychological and emotional capability required to do great work.”
– Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry, Chairman and Founding Partner, Institute for Health and Human Potential


TeamEngagement48“As a result of Mike’s work with us, the partnership has never been smoother, and we are effective in working as a team and in getting the best from each other. I would highly recommend Mike. He has the skills and the independence to make tough conversations possible and we are reaping the benefits from his service every day.”
– Alex Pettes, CEO, TFI Food Equipment


TeamEngagement48“For a high-stakes hire, choosing a successor for my role, Mike gave us new ways to assess individual candidates and feel comfortable with our decision. Knowing what pushes buttons for the leader, and for the team, lays a roadmap for smoother integration and successful working relationships.”
– Pamela Griffith-Jones, Chief Marketing and Revenue Office, Pearson International Airport


StrategyActivation48“We first engaged Mike to help renew a long-term growth strategy for our business, which needed to address the individual aspirations of each shareholder. Mike helped us define a compelling roadmap for our future and establish the right governance practices to get there. We then asked him to coach us through the selection and smooth transition of a new President, and help realign our shareholder roles so that the business could better utilize our unique skills. I can’t say enough about the positive impact Mike had on each of us personally and on the business through this work.”
– Bill Benjamin, CEO and Partner, Institute of Health and Human Performance


ForumFacilitation48“You are the best facilitator I have ever worked with, in an unusually intimate type of setting. You also have a great talent for capturing the essence of a moment/situation, and the depth of vocabulary to describe it perfectly. I will surprise myself by recommending that our YPO Forum invest in your participation whenever we can. Thank you!”
– Sally Pofcher, CEO Paper Source

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