For over 24 years, Mike Kennedy has gained experience in the talent development field and specializes in learning, leadership, and coaching solutions for growing and midsized companies. Kennedy also led the NBA’s Learning and Development team, responsible for the design and delivery of innovative, enduring learning solutions to the league’s 1,500 employees worldwide. In 2015, he launched the league office’s leadership development function, which established a new standard of practice within the sports industry and distinguished the NBA as a premier developer of top talent.
Kennedy developed his expertise as a learning strategist, facilitator, and organizational analyst in previous roles with KPMG LLP, Tiffany & Co., and smaller companies in the civil engineering and community mental health industries. He holds facilitator certifications in numerous training programs and business simulations, including Situational Leadership II and Bluepoint Leadership’s Marshall Goldsmith’s BreakOut!, and is qualified by education or certification to administer a wide array of assessments, including Hogan, EQ-i 2.0, DiSC, and FIRO-B.
Mike received his B.A. in Psychology from Brown University in Providence, RI, and his M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Assumption College in Worcester, MA, where he trained as a psychotherapist specializing in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. He received his Certificate in Training and Development from the University of Rhode Island in Providence, RI. Currently, he resides in New Jersey with his wife, children, and dogs. He is also a poor but enthusiastic guitar player, a less poor but equally enthusiastic singer, a lifelong fan of several New York-based sports teams, an avid TV-binger, and an occasional improv comic.