Michael Duffy Dyer

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Michael “Duffy” Dyer is a coach, business executive and 30-plus years retired military Senior Officer with 40-plus years of extensive experience in organizational leadership, management and leading elite teams across the globe. He has an innate ability to foster consensus through collaboration and community partnering with more than 14 years of cross-cultural work experience. From the Pentagon to Far East Asia, and even Antarctica, Duffy Dyer has led organizations large and small in a myriad of capacities.

Following the military, he served as the McMurdo Area Director supporting the National Science Foundation responsible for leadership, management and oversight of all functions for Western Antarctic Science operations. More recently, he was CEO of Shackleton Group, Inc., a private corporation specializing in the delivery of a full range of business organizational development products and professional services.

Duffy’s strengths center on being a visionary leader, team and relationship-builder, and coach. Accordingly, he specializes in providing individual and team leadership development, education and coaching; evolutionary strategic planning and direction; and organizational assessment and design. Duffy’s approach to clients mirrors his ardent focus on “heart-centered leadership.” He thrives on interacting with people and is inspired when able to contribute to individuals and teams developing and implementing enduring and impactful change in their lives and organizations.

  • Professional Development: individual leadership, group and team, and mental fitness coaching; leadership training; mentoring; professional workshops (training and development); seminars, and keynote speaking
  • Individual and Organizational Assessments: The Leadership Circle (TLC) 360, Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) 360, Life Styles Inventory (LSI) 360, ACUMEN Leadership WorkStyles (LWS) 360; Organizational Culture Inventory (OCI), Organizational Effectiveness Inventory (OEI), Group Styles Inventory (GSI), Everything DiSC for Leaders, DiSC Behavioral, StrengthsFinder 2.0, Emotional Intelligence – EQ-i2.0 & EQ 360, and TetraMap.
  • Organizational Design and Development: organization strategy design and development, organization structure design, process capture and mapping, standard operating procedures (sop) design and development, digital charters and operating guides design and development.

Duffy has served an array of clients in a variety of arenas—U.S. military, U.S. government, education, commercial, and international. This includes University of South Florida, University of South Carolina, University of San Diego, Health Resources and Services Administration, Prince William County Service Authority, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, Kashiwabara Corporation Japan, Amazon, AT&T and Trend Micro.

Duffy holds a B.S. in physical science from the U.S. Naval Academy, and an M.S. in global leadership and international marketing from University of San Diego. He also holds: leadership coaching certificate, Georgetown University; diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace certificate, University of South Florida; TetraMap facilitator, TetraMap International; The Leadership Challenge Workshop facilitator; Human Synergistics LSI 360, LWS 360, OCI, OEI, & GSI Assessment Certificates; EQ-i2.0 & EQ 360; LPI 360; Mental Fitness (PQ) Coach; Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coach Federation.

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