Michael Kobrin
CPA, CA, CEC, ACC

Executive Coach

Overview and Strengths

Michael is a senior leader, coach and social entrepreneur with global business experience across the real estate, pension fund and technology sectors. As a CPA, Certified Executive Coach, and professional photographer, he offers a refreshing and creative approach to coaching, leadership development, strategy, and business transformation. His diverse experience across multiple industries, geographies and business functions has provided him with a unique perspective on complex organizational challenges.

Michael’s experience spans a number of senior-level roles including VP of Enterprise Risk Management at OMERS, where he provided strategic risk management leadership across OMERS $72 billion global investment portfolio. He also held multiple VP roles at Oxford Properties, where he led transformational change across the risk, finance, governance and learning functions. He is a frequent writer and speaker on creativity, innovation and the future of work and has been a featured speaker at numerous industry and peer association events. He is also an experienced educator and is currently a part-time coach and facilitator in the Business Edge program at the Rotman School of Management.

Michael has extensive leadership experience working for OMERS and Oxford Properties in a variety of senior finance, risk, and learning and development roles. His work experience also includes positions at Ernst & Young and Deloitte. He has coached numerous leaders on strategy, business transformation, creativity and future of work planning.

Coaching Philosophy

Michael believes that one of the most powerful abilities we have as humans, no matter what age, is to learn, grow and transform – and he is committed to helping individuals recognize and leverage their unique set of skills, talents and lived experiences.

Michael has supported leaders in a variety of organizations in the pursuit of building more inspiring, creative and human workplaces. His coaching expertise spans Creative Leadership (inspiring and empowering a culture of creativity and innovation),
Business Transformation (developing new approaches to leading change) and the Future of Work (understanding and preparing for future workplace changes).

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