About the Coach: Meet Mike

Mike Bird, Career Coach

My name is Mike Bird. I'm the founder of CoachOiseau Life & Leadership Coaching, and an iPEC-trained Certified Professional Coach.

I help young adult students design and build extraordinary careers.

My work helps clients answer the question, what do I want to do after school?

My work helps clients confidently advance into their next career move. Greater self-awareness, heightened leadership skills, and a sense of calm are all part of the package of outcomes generated.

A few fun facts about me

I was born with a life-threatening medical condition that required very invasive surgery and substantial follow-up care. I lived the first five months of my life in a hospital, and was treated for this condition over the course of five years. I have the mindset of a survivor and can teach you how to think like one (which is helpful, because life demands resiliency!!).

As a result of my medical operations, I've never played contact sports. And yet, I've been coaching American/Canadian football for over a decade. By not saying "no" to myself and becoming something I wanted to be, I've done things (liked coached a 1000+ athletes) that others might feel are impossible given my background. I help my clients stop saying "no" to themselves, too!

I learned to speak the French language in my mid-20's. Coming from an all-English background, this was a daunting task. However, some key experiences - including a 5-month coaching stint in a French immersion environment - have effectively made me bilingual now that I'm at the start of my 30's.  Experiences drive major, permanent change in our lives, and my work with clients is just that: an experience that creates permanent change.

I'm an avid reader and lifelong learner. I work tirelessly to stay on top of my game and keep pushing forward to become the best coach possible. As a client, you get all of me - I hold nothing back when it comes to the insights I share, the questions I ask, and the challenges I issue. It's a fun, full-contact experience!

Mike Bird, Certified Professional Coach (CPC)

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Coaching today's students into tomorrow's leaders

Most young people do not experience formal leadership training until they are established in their careers and have been labeled by their superiors as having "leadership potential." Why wait that long to take action? Leadership is a journey, and the longer we're in the leadership development game, the better leaders we become.

The world needs more talented young leaders - more people who are fearless in their pursuit of their dreams and big ideas.

My career has been centered around students for its entirety. As a coach, teacher, administrator and student, I have a deep understanding of the realities of young people and intuitively "get" how my clients feel about themselves. This makes me a trustworthy, yet approachable, advisor to my clients.

I work with people who are truly committed to releasing themselves from the limits of their world, helping them achieve the outcomes they really want in their professional and personal lives.

Is that you?

If it is, then let's talk.

Yours in life & leadership,