Michael Ian Cedar

Hey there! I like your hairstyle today! It’s fantastic! You must feel great about yourself right now!

My name is Michael Ian Cedar

Since I was 8 years old I became obsessed with the concept that we can choose to feel good, we can choose the way we react to the outside world, and we can choose to build a life that is fulfilling to us on our own individual desires!

There are several things that fuel me like no one’s business. I bet you want to know what those are:

Food (Especially Soup & Tea) – And other sensory experiences that make me feel alive.
Creating environments where I can help others feel less inhibited.
Being present when someone becomes inspired.
Sustainable and ethical business.
Really amazing art and entertainment.

So… The tools and resources on this blog were created to share my journey and life education with YOU!

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Michael is an executive and leadership coach, skilled facilitator and keynote speaker, with 20 years of experience helping clients bring their professional and personal lives into alignment. Combining high-energy passion with a nonjudgemental approach, Michael helps clients tap into their potential to lead others, by focusing on their emotional intelligence, interpersonal relations, and managerial skills.

Michael honed his leadership, management, and people skills through his work on the producing team of StarQuest, the nationally touring dance competition. His passion for developing other leaders led StarQuest to quadruple its business into a 65-city tour that now annually hosts over 40,000 performers.

As the company manager for Broadway musical bus and truck tours that took shows to 130 cities a year, he excelled at bringing together diverse groups of creative people, in a high-pressure environment with little margin for error.

Michael helps leaders at all career stages to gain confidence by freeing them from unconscious limiting beliefs and behaviors, so they can get out of the way of their own success. In individually tailored sessions, he asks deep, unexpected questions that get to the core of the matter, so that clients can connect the dots and obtain new levels of clarity. His well-attuned observations of human behavior allow him to offer his clients fresh perspectives, opening doors that no one else yet knew existed.

• Reconnect to purpose, passion, and fulfillment
• Increase confidence in leadership capabilities
• Establish executive presence
• Discover blind spots
• Harness emotions in the workplace
• Lean into conflict and confrontation with ease
• Navigate change
• Improve work-life flow

Michael is experienced in working with diverse industries, including arts and entertainment, video game development, pharmaceutical, customer service recovery, sales & hospitality, marketing & advertising, finance, and real estate.

A graduate of AMDA in New York City, Michael is certified in The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and well-practiced in the 360 Feedback Process. A long-time resident of New York City where he lives with his wife Lauren, Michael is never far from a good cup of tea while enjoying West Wing & Golden Girls reruns.