About Michael

Michael Brenner

Michael Y. Brenner, Ed.D.
Founder and Principal Consultant, IdeAgency
Facilitator, Coach, Speaker

For more than a decade, Dr. Michael Brenner has helped busy supervisors and managers lead more productive teams by strengthening communication, problem solving and conflict resolution skills. His doctorate in Adult Learning and Leadership from Columbia University, masters degree in Adult and Organizational Development from Temple University and background in arts-based learning help his clients get better results quicker. They learn how to lead in a way that promotes high performance, morale, and trust with their people.

His interest in leadership and teams stems from relationships with three key figures in his life: Hal Rosenbluth, former CEO of Rosenbluth Travel, music coach Michael Stratford, and Temple University professor Larry Krafft. From these individuals, Michael developed a passion for igniting people’s imagination and helping them work more creatively and joyfully to achieve extraordinary goals.

Michael engages and integrates both the intuitive, holistic “right brain” and the logical, analytical “left brain” to achieve optimal results for his clients. By tapping the wisdom of artists, business leaders, researchers, and workshop participants themselves, he delivers highly interactive learning experiences that foster collaboration, creative decision making, and personal accountability.

Michael has worked successfully with leading companies in a variety of industries, including QVC, the University of Pennsylvania Health System, GSI Commerce, Hahnemann University Hospital, QNB Bank, Lockheed Martin, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

Michael has designed and taught courses in interpersonal relations, organizational behavior, and sociology at Immaculata University, La Salle University and Temple University. He is co-leader of the Consultants Forum Special Interest Group (SIG) for the Philadelphia chapter of ASTD. His article “Leadership is a Performing Art” was published in the journal Leader to Leader. Michael was also a featured speaker at the 2010 OD Network Conference in New Orleans, where he presented on arts-based learning, and at the Community College of Philadelphia, where he addressed issues regarding today’s multigenerational workforce.

Michael holds certifications in LIST and Defuse Customer Service Excellence Methods from Sigma Service Solutions, 360-Degree Assessment Tools from the Center for Creative Leadership, and Crucial Conversations (based on the New York Times best-seller).

In addition to serving as a facilitator, coach, and speaker at IdeAgency, Michael is a senior partner with the leadership consulting firm Inspire! Imagine! Innovate! and a popular trainer for the Anti-Defamation League of Philadelphia. He is also a professional musician whose many years of experience entertaining audiences come through in his amiable demeanor and energetic personality.

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