Sato, Michael


Michael Sato, M.S.  has worked in the high technology sector for over 20 years as an HR Executive and L&D Executive, as both an employee and consultant for Fortune 500 companies such as Apple, Yahoo!, Sun Microsystems, Solectron and two start-up companies. Within those companies, he served as the executive in charge of Global Human Resources and Global Learning and Development. Currently, his consulting practice focuses on working with pre-IPO and established companies in the areas of: executive and team business planning workshops, organizational design, developing and implementing L&D Programs, executive coaching, and guiding HR executives on key company initiatives.

Prior to his private sector work, Mr. Sato worked in the public sector as a School Psychologist for a variety of School Districts. During that time, he led the Gifted & Talented Program, was on the Teacher’s Negotiating Team and led the effort for district-wide implementation of a key Teacher/Student Social-Emotional Program.

The other part of his consulting practice is with School District Trustees and Superintendents, Community College Presidents, and High School and Elementary School Districts. The focus of the consulting is on educational strategy and programs, as well as Board and Superintendent Leadership and Team Effectiveness.

Mr. Sato has a M.S. in Behavioral Psychology and received post graduate certifications from Columbia University, School of Business for Advanced OD & HR as well as certification from Michigan State University for Advanced HR Programs. He is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Educational Psychologist and is credentialed as a Community College Instructor and Counselor. His industry certifications include: Master Trainer with Achieve Global Supervision Series and Innerchange/Magic Circle; and certified trainer for Blessing-White Career Series, Organizational Change Strategies, and Center for Creative Leadership Executive Benchmarks.