Michael Caloz

Here you are in this small window of time…

Any moment now, you’re going to choose: Stay with me here, or move on to another website.

I wonder, then: What will resonate with you?

We don't know each other yet, so I'll introduce myself in three different ways below. Let's see if one inspires your curiosity to keep exploring with me.

- keep reading, or take action now -

Maybe you're here looking for help, or maybe you've never considered coaching.

Either way, if you're a human living in the world today, there's a good chance you could use some support.

There's an epidemic of loneliness and disconnection in our culture, and so many of us are struggling to figure out how to live fulfilling lives.

And for many of us, the pandemic has highlighted a sense of emptiness or questioning that we'd been able to cover up before with work and a relentless pace of productivity that seems harder to maintain now.

I’ve been there. I spent a huge chunk of my adult life struggling: wondering if I was doing the right thing with my life and feeling trapped in the state of jaded numbness I'd settled into.

I devoted three years to changing that. And along the way, I learned a lot about what works and doesn't work for different types of people.

I’d love to share it with you.

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Do any of these sound like you? I work with:

  • Leaders and people managers at organizations ranging from non-profit to Fortune 100
  • Individuals from a variety of fields: software engineers, analysts, consultants, retirees, doctors, and more
  • People who have no idea what would really make them happy or what their true purpose in life is (but they know they want something more)
  • People who have a specific goal they're working toward but feel stuck (or, they need help with motivation, procrastination, or time management in general)

I help them with their personal lives:        

  • Dealing with low-level depressed and anxious thoughts and feelings
  • Developing self-mastery and mental fitness to escape negative self-talk
  • Finding more happiness and fulfillment in their lives
  • Designing and pursuing a life purpose or mission so they feel like they're working toward something meaningful
  • Defining, prioritizing, and living their core values so they feel like they're living a life that feels right
  • Improving their relationships, making friends, finding a partner, building confidence, or dealing with social anxiety
  • Feeling more: getting more in touch with their full range of emotions, improving their empathy, and learning to trust and love themselves

I help them with their professional lives:

  • Learning "soft skills" and emotional intelligence
  • Getting better at giving and receiving feedback
  • Developing their resilience and confidence, fighting off impostor syndrome
  • Understanding their strengths and weaknesses, and finding their ideal role where they can contribute most and most enjoy their job
  • Specific tactical advice on communicating and writing more effectively, and portraying the version of themselves that they want to be leaning into
  • Getting unstuck, and figuring out what's holding them back from performing better, getting promoted, or making more of an impact

Start here

Other Projects:

Myers-Briggs Personality TestWant to better understand who you are? My test goes deeper, beyond the usual "do you prefer staying home or going to a party?" This test delves into the cognitive functions and the fuller complexity of Myers-Briggs (yes, it's possible to be both introverted and extroverted depending on the situation!).
Blog: Synthesizing & Simplifying ComplexityI write on a variety of topics from personal growth, to group dynamics, to Myers-Briggs. I also enjoy simplifying complex topics like COVID.
Intro to Race in America for White PeopleThis is a non-political introduction to how race works in this country: where it came from and how it factors into America today. This is not at all about political correctness, and I'm firmly against shaming people. It's my attempt to explain a complex topic to other white people with clarity and kindness.
COVID-19: The most important science-backed advice synthesized from hundreds of sourcesI'm not a medical professional, but I was frustrated by all the misinformation and confusing advice out there on COVID-19. So, I did a lot of research (synthesizing hundreds of articles) and created this series of posts with everything you need to know from how to keep a "bubble" or "pod" safe, to which specific masks are best, to the latest information about the virus "variants" and vaccines.
Cryptocurrency: How it works and why it's important (making money, transforming society, and more)What exactly are Bitcoin, Ethereum, and the thousands of other cryptocurrencies out there? How do they really work? Do they have real value, or are they just "made up"? Why are they important? This series is for everyone from complete novices to people already trading crypto who want to understand it more deeply. It's possible to make a lot of money here, but it's also easy to lose a lot if you don't truly understand it. Crypto isn't only important for investing, though—I believe it should be very exciting to social justice advocates as well.