Michael Banks

Principal Consultant
People Smart

Michael’s lifelong interest in leadership took him from running a community centre in Peckham, London into the corporate world where, in the 1980s, he was a director with the Programmes Group of Companies in the UK. After moving to the US in 1989 Michael joined KRW International in the mid-nineties as a senior partner. He spearheaded KRW, early pioneers of executive coaching and regarded as the number one executive coaching firm in the US, to the point of acquisition by a public company. Subsequently Michael successfully led the Coaching division of Mercer Delta Learning Center, which ran leadership programmes for the top 100-500 executives in global corporations such as Time Warner and Novartis. In 2017 Michael moved back to the UK and now works as a senior consultant with PeopleSmart.

Areas of expertise: Michael specialises in coaching and training leaders and their teams, designing and delivering team building programmes, facilitating management strategy sessions and retreats, the design and delivery of global leadership programmes, working with senior leaders to resolve conflict, coaching high-potential managers, leading communication skills workshops, training managers in how to give effective feedback, and assessing and giving feedback on emotional intelligence levels.