Education Harvard College Stanford Law School Stanford Graduate School of Business Certifications Hudson Institute | Santa Barbara Recent Clients Google, Turner, Doctors Without Borders, Davis Polk & Wardwell, BNP Paribas, Rockefeller Foundation, Loosecubes, AOL, Lung Cancer Research Foundation Inspiration Teachers, the Montague Bookmill, composting
Human capital represents our abilities to think and to do. Michael Urtuzuástegui Melcher works with clients to bring out the full potential of leaders and teams, sharpen their abilities to make better decisions, and achieve strategic objectives. Michael has a special gift for communications, including writing, speaking, teaching and working in diverse cultural environments (the middle name is Basque, via Mexico). His clients have included Google, AOL, Turner, BNP Paribas, Doctors Without Borders, Population Services International and the Rockefeller Foundation. He speaks Spanish and Mandarin Chinese, and has delivered coaching and leadership development programs in Haiti, El Salvador, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Tanzania, France and Italy. He has published numerous articles as well as two books, including The Creative Lawyer: A Practical Guide to Authentic Professional Satisfaction. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and earned a JD/MBA from Stanford. He previously served as a Foreign Service Officer in India and Taiwan, worked as a securities lawyer with Davis Polk & Wardwell, and founded an Internet start-up. He lives in Manhattan with his partner and their three dogs, and serves on the boards of two New York nonprofit organizations. He is a member of the TED “Ideas Worth Spreading” conference.
Leadership Insights | Recent Posts by Michael
What happens when a company with a poor reputation and low morale aligns around five core values? It grows from $1.5 million to $60 million in 10 years.