Dr. Michael

A History of Leading and Inspiring 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 training as a counseling psychologist to guide clients toward becoming more aware of their desires and overcome anxieties 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/or 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 (2015 & 2019).


His work has appeared in the press as a lifestyle and career expert for The Washington PostThe New York Post, ScholasticLifehacker, and The Coca-Cola Company. He has served as a contributing writer for Out Magazine and a 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.