Michael Beasley has helped hundreds of Silicon Valley professionals, ranging from executive to entry level, make “career-crossings” and perform in highly rewarding and meaningful careers.With over twenty years of experience in computer, software, Internet, engineering, large-scale construction, consumer industries, and higher education, Mike enables professionals in a wide variety of settings to define goals and achieve results. Mike has a proven track record in the corporate setting for developing leaders and team players through coaching, consulting and education. Recently, in addition to coaching clients, he delivered Career Development and Influence workshops in various corporations. Additionally, he has also facilitated the Coaching Clinic for executives in a leading aerospace company.Developed by Corporate Coach University, this workshop trains leaders in coaching skills. Before founding Career-Crossings, Mike served as Executive MBA director and Associate Professor of Management and Leadership for the Silicon Valley campus of Golden Gate University, whose School of Business is recognized for providing practical education to professionals. As director, during a two-year period when tuition increased by 42% and recruiting time was compressed by one-third, Mike increased enrollments by 12%. As Associate Professor, he designed, developed, and delivered courses for the Executive MBA, MBA, and undergraduate programs. Previously at Hewlett-Packard, Mike provided career development, leadership and management coaching for over 200 managers and individual contributors at the Corporate Computing Center. As part of this effort, he designed and implemented individual development plans resulting from the job profiling process he developed. He further devised, implemented, and directed a program to develop training skills for HP technical instructors and course developers worldwide. Among his many responsibilities were to deliver train the trainer workshops and to provide follow-up classroom coaching for over 500 in-house instructors. Additionally, at HP's US Field Operations he managed a team of project leaders and consultants to profile jobs and assess training needs for approximately 2000 sales and computer engineering employees, which was a major foundation for the career development program. Mike received his Ph.D. in Vocational Education from Colorado State University. He received both his MBA and BS degrees at Middle Tennessee State University. He actively participates in continuing education and is a Professional Certified Coach and is also certified to administer and provide feedback in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, FIRO, and Bar-On Emotional Intelligence. Mike serves the community through a variety of activities, including: the Career Development Panel for Stanford Alums and workshops offered at the MIT Club of Northern California, the Billy De Frank Center, the former Career Action Center, and the Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden.