Dr. Michael

A History of Leading and Serving Others

Dr. Michael McCutcheon is an achievement coach, psychologist, and award-winning public speaker who specializes in working with adults around procrastination elimination, goal achievement, and increasing overall life satisfaction.


He draws on his Counseling Psychology training to guide clients toward becoming more aware of their desires and overcome obstacles in order to break out of old patterns, create new habits, and achieve life-changing results.


Over the years, he has partnered with clients on a variety of goals: improving time management and organization skills, embarking on a new career, becoming more physically fit, finding love and enhancing current relationships, getting promoted, gaining acceptance into competitive graduate programs, and guiding recent graduates through the transition from school to the working world, to name a few.


Dr. Michael has worked with an incredibly diverse roster of clients from across the globe. His coaching style is often described as enthusiastic, solution-focused, genuine, thought-provoking, and caring. He is a published author, lecturer, and teaches graduate psychology courses at New York University (NYU), a position for which he has twice won the Distinguished Teaching Award (2014 & 2019).


His work has appeared in the press as a lifestyle and career expert for The Washington Post/The Associated Press, The New York Post, wikiHowLifehacker, Scholasticand The Coca-Cola Company. He has served as a contributing writer for Out Magazine and featured panelist on National Public Radio (NPR)


Dr. Michael is an avid traveler, runner, and ESPN addict. 

                New York University           Counseling Psychology      Ph.D.


                UC Berkeley                        Psychology                           B.A.