MICHAEL "BRETT" POWELL, ACC
LEADERSHIP COACH + TEAM BUILDING
Brett brings 20+ years of diverse experience working as both a laborer and a leader in the oil and gas, construction, and logistics industries. Over his career, he has witnessed the power and impact that a single excellent supervisor who develops and empowers their people can have on a team and an organization’s results. Similarly, he has seen the crippling effects of a dictatorial leader who leaves workers feeling like simply cogs in a machine, rather than valued members of the company. These experiences crystalized Brett’s desire to help others to be more effective and compassionate leaders.
Brett is passionate about working with emerging and experienced leaders alike to become agents of positive change for their teams and organizations. As an ICF-credentialed coach, he blends his real-world experience with the use of practical tools and candid conversations to help his clients identify clear goals, outline targeted action plans, and overcome barriers to their success.
Full of Texas charm with a down-to-earth style, Brett quickly connects with and eases the anxiety of his clients, many of whom are overwhelmed as they “drink from the firehose” in their first leadership role. He teaches them leadership best practices, while assisting them to adopt new skills and craft their personal identity as a leader. Using techniques grounded in behavioral science, Brett partners with his clients tackle common workplace and career challenges, such as developing emotional intelligence, building a high-performing team, delegating effectively, managing up effectively, and conquering imposter syndrome to achieve their career aspirations.
Areas of Specialization
Leading a “Blue Collar” Workforce
New Manager & Promotions
Developing Trust & Influence
Coaching Skills for Managers
Building Effective Teams
Strategic Career Planning
ACC (ICF Credentialed)
Strong Interest Inventory
Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode
Pixel Team10+ Coaching Profile Tool
Pixel Power of You+