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Mitch Lippman (he/him/his) is a business performance consultant utilizing executive coaching, team coaching, facilitation, training, and consulting to help leaders and organizations thrive and overcome challenges.

His key focus areas are leadership development, Diversity & Inclusion, strategic thinking, mindfulness, effective communication, and relationship development (including negotiation, business development and sales skills).

Mitch Lippman Biography

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Mitch is also well versed in helping people move through transitions - such as promotions, new jobs, larger responsibilities, finding work that is values-based and meaningful, and creating better work/life balance.

Mitch is particularly sought-after for change management and as a facilitator and team coach for organizations working through conflict, as well as for one-on-one executive coaching for executives looking to refine their leadership skills and discover their unique, authentic, impactful leadership voice. He also specializes in helping leaders overcome career-inhibiting behaviors and helping teams work through dysfunction.

He has served on the faculty of GE University, the Talent team at NBCUniversal, and has guest lectured on coaching at Columbia University. In addition, he currently serves as Director of Brand and Culture for Chef Scott Conant's company, SC Restaurant Ventures.

Mitch has worked in many industry sectors, particularly tech, entertainment, hospitality, manufacturing, and advertising. He has coached CEOs and presidents of major companies, startup entrepreneurs, creative teams in major ad agencies, and college students looking for their first job out of college.

He received a B.A., cum laude, in English Literature from Boston University and a Graduate Certificate in Executive/Organizational Coaching from Columbia University. His own leadership experience was in retail, hospitality, and (extensively) in tech marketing.

Mitch and his husband, Michael Barrett, both native New Yorkers, live in Los Angeles. He has two stepdaughters and two grandsons. Mitch is an advocate of HIV prevention, awareness, and cure. As the son, grandson, nephew, and close friend of women who battled breast cancer, Mitch is an advocate of breast cancer awareness, research, and cure.

Some of Mitch's accomplishments include

  • Countless successful coaching engagements with individuals who were referred to coaching by their employer and those who sought coaching themselves. Many clients have gone on to be promoted or have found growth opportunities in other companies (although this is not a guarantee of a specific outcome), and virtually all have increased their self-awareness and found new tools and methods for approaching their work, their career, and their work/life balance

  • The development of an LGBT-welcoming service pilot program for a major hospitality company, in conjunction with Joe Keenan of LGBT marketing firm New Avenue Marketing

  • Opening a new restaurant concept at a luxury-brand resort, working directly with front-of-house, back-of-house, and all management staff on teamwork, customer service, luxury language, and behavior

  • Developing, managing, and rolling out a training program for a customized, web-based employee evaluation system for a major investment bank to more than 8,000 participants worldwide within three months - with a 100% compliance rate

  • Successful facilitation and team coaching for new teams, teams seeking innovative new ideas and approaches, teams in need of structured methods of organizing and taking action on new ideas, teams in conflict, and senior executives pivoting their business model

  • Hosting, and facilitating Key Customer Partnership Meetings for a National Television Network with top-tier advertisers, to develop ideas beyond traditional commercial advertising, resulting in innovative custom solutions to partners' advertising objectives and the booking of millions of dollars of incremental business for the Network


Columbia University-Certified Executive and Organizational Coach 

Hogan Assessments and Feedback Certification Program - Levels 1 and 2
Korn Ferry Leadership Architect

Korn Ferry 360 Assessments


NGLCC-Certified LGBT-owned Business Enterprise

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