Michael O. Cooper

Founder, Innovators + Influencers

is an internationally recognized executive coach, advisor, facilitator, and trainer who specializes in working with executive teams to develop the leadership skills and strategies to grow and thrive in a constantly changing environment. Coop helps executives identify and overcome business blind spots, perceive challenges as opportunities, and translate newly found insights into energy and action. He has 27 years of experience working with hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies and small businesses in more than 33 countries, including BetaBrand, eBay, FuseProject, Genentech, Google, Hill + Knowlton, Siemens, Sony Computer Entertainment America, Southwest Airlines, Stamen Design, Weber Shandwick, Wells Fargo, Yahoo, and Yammer. He has also been selected to coach the prestigious TED Fellows. Coop co-led the teams to develop the world’s first wireless web platform for Vodafone and Verizon, deployed in 27 countries, and developed the specifications for the first custom internet car-ordering system for Honda. Coop received an MBA from the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University and degrees in History, Communications Studies, and Technology Education at Virginia Tech. 

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