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Michael C. Aquilino

Course(s) taught: Effective Leadership

An Effective Leader understands and fully resonates with the principles of integrative leadership, as well as the organizational and interpersonal context in which they must function. Michael brings this understanding within his Leadership Development and Organizational Development programs when teaching and fostering the skills that inspire transformation and create new ways of thinking. As President and CEO of Innovational Services, Michael has worked across many sectors—healthcare, technology, manufacturing, banking, finance, pharmaceutical and energy. His expertise in Leadership Development, Organizational Development and Executive Coaching stems from his experience of partnering with top executives, leaders and leadership teams throughout the country and helping them realize their potential. His expertise also includes extensive work in the areas of executive career transition, career development and corporate outplacement.

For more than 30 years, Michael has helped individuals and organizations, ranging from multi-billion dollar global companies to start-up organizations, to revolutionize their culture, business and results. An accomplished public speaker, Michael has presented for organizations such as the YPO, Temple University, New Jersey Department of Labor, Comcast, the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Huron Consulting, Bucks & Montgomery County Human Resource Association, Pitcairn Financial Group, and the Women’s Regional Business Council. He has been heard on many radio stations including KYW, WWDB and WPEN, published in the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Career Builder, featured on as an expert in career-related matters, and appeared on television on the Comcast Network.

In the healthcare sector, his work includes partnering with organizations such as The UltraWellness Center and Northwestern Medical Center as well as Duke Integrative Medicine. Outside of the healthcare sector, his work includes partnering with Accenture, the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, Ashley Furniture, University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Drexel University, Comcast, Pitcairn Financial, Huron Consulting, Morgan Properties, Clark Capital Management, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Impax Laboratories, Deloitte and other organizations.

He was a contributor to “The Pebble in the Pond,” a widely-accepted whitepaper covering the topics of informed mindfulness and integrative leadership. His recent publications include “Developing the ’Informed’ of Informed Mindfulness One Step at a Time,” “How Strong is Your R Factor?” and “Hiding in Plain Sight.”

Michael is part of the core faculty of the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University and is the program’s facilitator. In addition, he created an innovative program called “The R Factor” which specifically focuses on helping individuals navigate their way through the challenges associated with compassion, fatigue, lack of balance, overwhelm and burn out. The program takes a deep dive into the thinking and action steps that may be taken to transform life’s experience.

With expertise, he shares vision, insights and strategies to instill several key qualities required to be an Effective Leader. Michael’s skill set ensures that participants in his programs are prepared for next-level performance by evolving their leadership abilities in a way that is designed to evoke excellence and improve results. His passion and dedication to helping others find freedom in their thinking is apparent in all that he does. As a highly intuitive individual, Michael has the unique ability to hear the unsaid more than the said. His life’s work and sense of purpose focuses on partnering to unlock human potential with individuals, teams and organizations until their true intentions become realized.

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