Michael Shell

Michael Shell

Critical and Analytical Skills
Critical Thinking
BA in Latin American Studies, University of Arizona
MBA, Thunderbird School of Global Management


Mr. Shell has been a Leadership Coach and Corporate Trainer for the last 11 years. His interest in developing human potential is rooted in a powerful life-long commitment to learning and evolution. He guides individuals and teams to clarify vision, enhance awareness and determine accountability structures that lead to measurably improved business results and organizational excellence.

As the President of Global Leadership Partnership Asia, Mr. Shell is spearheading evolutionary leadership development and coaching programs for global companies in Japan.

As the Managing Director of Coach in a Box Asia, Mr. Shell is responsible for building the business to deliver high quality, scalable executive coaching solutions for all levels within the organization; from first-time people leaders through board level. He is also responsible for building the community of coaches, including coaching capabilities, emotional acumen and development across the region in order to deliver powerful transformational change at the personal, cultural and systemic level.

Faculty Message:

"Learning is facilitated in an environment of openness, respect and curiosity. Students who are fully engaged, active participates and enjoy being challenged will get the most out of the class.

The Critical Thinking course has been designed to develop leadership development skills by supporting students to clarify and organize their thoughts in a logical manner. They also develop the ability to influence others through persuasive communications."