Michael Baugh - Business Coach in Staten Island, New York (NY)

Mr. Michael Baugh

Profession: Business Coach

About Me & My Practice

Since as far back as I could remember, I have always loved to listen in order to assist people in helping them to be better versions of themselves. Having experienced homelessness from ages 0 through 9, then being sent to foster care and eventually being sent back to live with my mother, I understand what it means to struggle. Drug addiction, poverty and hopelessness were the backdrop to my early development. These issues could have swallowed me whole if I would have allowed it, like so many others around me.

There was a decision I had to make, either I make excuses or solutions, and I choose to make solutions. Despite whatever problems I faced, i diligently worked hard to see the bright side and focus on the better angels of my nature. When people ask me, how did you manage to pick up the pieces of your life and still smile? I reply, I don't see it as pieces, I see it as bread crumbs that will eventually lead me to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

This may sound corny to some people and I can fully understand why. We live in a often complicated and tough world where optimism is not necessarily the ideal of so called "civilized society" but in order to find the light at the end of the tunnel, I had to keep myself motivated and I learned that when it comes down to it, thats all that matters. Your mindset is the key and your attitude is the door. Maintaining an active sense of gratitude and optimism is essential to counteract the effects of gravity which will always pull you down.

When I was six years old, I can vividly recall my family and I moving from homeless shelter to homeless shelter, often in the middle of the night. Their was a sense of fear and despair that seemed to follow us everywhere. I would hear my family members complaining about how hard things were and how things would never change. Even as a child I can recall thinking to myself, complaining about a problem won't help. During one situation in particular, I can recall use sleeping on the train and being waken up by a stranger and being offered something to eat and a place to sleep.

These are the things I choose to focus on when the distrustful tell me that people cannot be trusted or that somehow, life is too hard. My optimism and choice to focus on the best has bought me through the darkest nights and Im confident they will bring me to that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I am so grateful for every meal I eat, every night I sleep in a soft bed and how I am able to share my extensive life coaching education which I acquired at the most prestigious life coaching school called IPEC. There are so many tools I have learned at this school that it has literally changed my life and I live for the conversations I have with clients in which they realize real undeniable change.

My experience in coaching has taught me that everyone has the answers they need inside of them and all I have to do is listen carefully without judgement while asking powerful questions to reframe their perspective. I have also learned that almost all successful people have life coaches because they recognize the undeniable value. It is my goal to provide such value and I am confident my over fifteen years of experience coaching ceos of fortune 500 companies, traveling over 25 countries practicing and acquiring my education in multiple fields has strengthened my ability to assist my clients as they assist themselves. My client list is jam packed but for the right client, there is always space. If you are serious about being coached, I have only one requirement; be prepared to access the greatest version of yourself with no limits. If you can promise me that, I can promise you success in all you do. I look forward to potentially being your coach!!

I Am Also A

  • Business Coach
  • Life Coach
  • Relationship Coach
  • Spiritual Coach
  • Dating Coach

Concerns & Issues I Help With

  • Accountability
  • Fears
  • Goal setting
  • Influencing others
  • Internal Conflict
  • Leadership
  • Life Purpose/Meaning/Inner-Guidance
  • Life Stages
  • Limiting beliefs
  • Loneliness
  • Motivation
  • Procrastination
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sales skills
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teenage
  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • All ages

Languages I Speak

  • English

My Fee Range

  • $500+