Michael Bungay Stanier helps people know they’re awesome and they’re doing great.
He’s best known for his book The Coaching Habit which is the best selling book on coaching this century.
His recent books include How to Begin, which helps people find the clarity and courage to start something thrilling, important and daunting; and How to Work with (Almost) Anyone, which does what it says on the label.
He founded Box of Crayons, a learning and development company that has trained hundreds of thousands of managers to be more coach-like in organizations from Microsoft to Gucci.
He left Australia about 30 years ago to be a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University … where his only significant achievement was falling in love with a Canadian … and which is why he now lives in Toronto, having spent time in London and Boston.
Balancing out these moments of success, he was banned from his high school graduation for “the balloon incident” … was sued by one of his Law School professors for defamation … and his first published piece of writing was a Harlequin Romance-esque story involving a misdelivered letter … and called The Male Delivery.