Michael Leytem

Senior Consultant

Michael has been a leadership coach and talent management consultant since 2011. Through his work at scitrain, ltd., within KPMG’s People & Change Practice, and now as a senior consultant at the telos institute, he has worked with hundreds of Fortune 500 leaders to customize talent strategies, leadership solutions, and coaching to promote personal and professional growth. As a published academic, with an M.A. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Michael has studied the mental processes and social pressures that influence effective leadership. His life-long passion for leadership, psychology, and mindfulness transcends throughout his work and interactions with others.

Michael is author of the book, “Catching Leadership” which was published in 2020 and has combined elements of leadership, psychology, and mindfulness, to develop and trademark the C.A.T.C.H. & Release ® Model of leadership. As an individual with great passion for development, Michael seeks to understand the specific challenges, strengths, and development areas of each professional he coaches. Leveraging his own Strength’s Finder Profile of: Developer, Empathy, Futuristic, Positivity, and Connectedness, Michael leaves a lasting impression on those he works with.

Michael lives with his wife in Lake Arrowhead, California.