Dr. Michael Brenner, president of Right Chord Leadership LLC, is an international leadership consultant, executive coach, speaker, author, and professional jazz musician. He has taught courses at Immaculata University, Temple University, and La Salle University in organizational behavior, negotiations, systems dynamics, interpersonal communication, and the sociology of work.
Dr. Brenner earned a doctorate in adult learning and leadership from Columbia University. His dissertation research on arts-based learning provides much of the content for this session. He has worked with a variety of well-known organizations including SAP, QVC, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Godiva, Boeing, and Sri Lankan manufacturer Maliban in the areas of communication, conflict resolution, and engagement.
He is Past President of the Greater Philadelphia chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and has been a featured speaker at many industry events and conferences. In 2015, Dr. Brenner had the privilege of delivering several workshops in Sri Lanka; last year, he presented on the topic of influential leadership in Melbourne, Australia.
Dr. Brenner has published several articles in TD magazine and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book titled Striking the Right Chord: Lessons in Leadership, Teamwork, and Innovation from the World’s Greatest Musicians.