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Mike Gellman, M.S. is the Founder of High Five Career Coaching and coaches highly-motivated professionals and leaders in various stages of their careers to gain greater clarity, create sustainable change, and achieve higher levels of excellence. He is also the author of Pipe Dreams: 7 Pipelines of Career Success (available on Amazon.com) that has received rave reviews from readers.
Mike is passionate about coaching and has devoted his career to helping employees, leaders, and teams work more effectively and achieve their potential within corporate and nonprofit organizations. He launched and managed a highly regarded career coaching and development center for
SoCalGas employees and was heavily involved in leading enterprise-wide talent management and organizational development initiatives.
For over 15 years, Mike has successfully facilitated numerous succession planning, high potential leader development, employee engagement and organizational change efforts. He also created an award-winning mentorship program for the San Diego chapter of the Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD) that has been running strong since 2000.
Mike is an ACC credentialed coach through the International Coach Federation (ICF), the premier organization for professionally trained coaches. He is a graduate of Coach U, an ICF accredited coach-training program. Mike has a Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Springfield College and has also completed graduate studies in Entrepreneurship from San Diego
State University. In addition, he holds numerous certifications and experience in the use of a broad range of diagnostic assessment tools that help individuals and teams uncover blind spots and identify their strongest growth needs.
In addition to being a devoted dad of a bright 13 year-old son, Jonas, Mike enjoys hiking, camping, photography, running, and volunteering in his community. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and having spent most of his professional career in San Diego, California, he currently resides in Irvine,