Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper

Guest Writer / Founder of Innovators + Influencers

Michael O. Cooper equips right-brain entrepreneurs, creative professionals and agencies with the business mindset, strategies and skills to thrive in a constantly changing environment. He is the founder of InnovatorsandInfluencers.com and serves as executive coach, facilitator and trainer for design, software, public relations and communications firms, as well as TED Fellows. 

Millennials

Are You Ready for Gen Z?

Leaders need be more collaborative, share decision-making and coach employees to become more productive.
Coaches Corner

Beware of the CEO Who Doesn't Need Coaching

You might become a liability to your own company if you don't seek out guidance every once in a while.
worth-knowing

7 Vital Steps to Position Your Company for Acquisition

Here's a piece of advice: Start preparing to sell today, rather than years from now.
Time Management

8 Time Buckets That Entrepreneurs Can Use to Maintain a Healthy Business and Lifestyle

Business owners tend to struggle with time management. While innate creative talent cannot be taught, time management can.
Metrics

Use the Metrics That Really Matter in Your Business

Numbers are vitally important to knowing how well you're doing, but only if they're pertinent to your goals.
Creativity

What Creatives Can Do About Feeling Undervalued and Underpaid

Don't be dismissive of the ideas and connections your brain makes. They hold a lot of value.
Stress Management

A Simple Strategy to Prevent Feeling Overwhelmed and Over-committed

If you fall into nearly half of the population who often finds themselves on a path to burnout or stress, it's time to make a change.
Coaches Corner

Why Would a Successful Entrepreneur Hire a Coach?

It's not as if coaches have secret powers, but good coaches can help you see what you're missing and identify your blind spots.
Marketing

Motivate Customers to Buy Based on Their Brain Type

With the right messages, you can speak to people in a way that ultimately boosts sales.
Project Grow

Defining Problems: The Most Important Business Skill You've Never Been Taught

Fundamental critical thinking is essential in business, and life, but is seldom seen on a college curriculum. Happily, it's something you can figure out.
Communication Strategies

How to Effectively Communicate With Different Brain Types

Knowing the way your audience processes information can greatly help you structure your most important points.
Managing Employees

Bring Out the Best in Your Employees, Based on Their Brain Type

Understanding how your workers think and approach tasks will help you effectively adjust your management to deliver optimal results.
Stress Management

How to Manage Stress Based on Your Brain Type

The way you handle work determines the way you handle pressure. Learn these techniques to deal.
Take It From The Pros

Determining Your Entrepreneur Style and Getting Past Your Business Blind Spots

Are you a controller, innovator, nurturer, or 'systemizer?' Determining your brain type can help you recognize and address the blind spots holding you back from your true potential.
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