Mike McCartney helps people become better Catholic leaders. As an executive coach he works with leaders at all levels in all kinds of organizations. As a Catholic speaker he livens up audiences coast-to-coast. His message has meat and his upbeat style connects quickly. He does his homework—no “canned-talks”. Stories and content are carefully crafted and tailored to each group. He embeds event themes or company mission statements into his talks, along with other relevant bits he collects, so people hear a message that resonates.
Mike’s signature talk, “Lead with FIRE”, is a mix of Church teaching, leadership coaching and personal stories sure to make people think and laugh and most of all, learn something for becoming better Catholic leaders at work and home. Mike’s talks are for everyone not just those with formal titles. Whether CEO, employee, coach, teacher or parent, the leader must earn the right to lead.
FIRE stands for four pillars of leadership: Faith – first and foremost in God. Integrity – the bedrock of credibility. Responsibility – a duty to serve as Christ served. Enthusiasm – a passion for being Catholic.
Mike is one of the highest-rated speakers for Legatus, an organization of Catholic CEOs & business leaders. He was a featured speaker at Legatus Summit 2020 and has keynoted and emceed other Catholic conferences in addition to hundreds of talks for companies and professional associations. He is an executive coach with University of Michigan, visiting lecturer with University of Toledo, and is a Master Coach with Marshall Goldsmith Coaching—one of a select few in the world’s largest network of leadership coaches. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University. Mike is a Legatus member and served on its National Board of Governors. He has been married 41 years to Molly; they have 7 children, 3 grandchildren, 13 Godchildren and are active in their parish and prolife movement. Mike brings a unique background to the platform: practicing Catholic, executive coach, business leader, family man and back-in-the-day, a pro rodeo athlete—This ain’t his first rodeo.”