Michael Cross

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Gender Male
Industry Education
Location Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
Introduction I provide in-depth consulting services for Intercollegiate Athletic Departments in areas such as: vision, mission and core values development; strategic planning; comprehensive reviews; transition planning and assistance; research; academic and compliance services; and institutional integration. I also provide highly confidential Executive Coaching services to Athletic Directors. The demands of these careers carry with them responsibilities and stressors that only someone who has sat in the chair can fully comprehend. Services range from assistance with problem-solving a single issue, to the establishment of an on-going coaching relationship.
Interests I provide aspiring head coaches and administrators with career guidance as well as resume and interview preparation that will position you in the best way possible for your next career opportunity. I collaborate with you to craft a highly descriptive and attractive resume that will stand out from numerous other people who are very similar to you. And most importantly, when you get the chance to interview, I will work personally with you to enhance your public presentation skills in order to win the job offer. In a highly competitive environment, once you've been offered an interview, it becomes the single biggest factor in receiving a head coaching or senior administrative position. The interview is what stands between you and your dream opportunity. I will have you highly polished and completely prepared for your interview by giving very specific feedback and critiques of your answers and what the search committee is hearing in your responses. I am effective in all of these areas by applying over 25 years of intercollegiate athletic leadership experience, research training and involvement in hundreds of searches to give direct, specific and personalized feedback to my clients across the athletic landscape. My process has supported candidates in obtaining head coach and athletic director positions in Divisions I and III. All service are 100% confidential.
Favorite Books Good to Great, Built to Last, Excellence: Can we be equal and excellent too?, The Smart Take from the Strong: The Basketball Philosophy of Pete Carril, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Super System, The Wealthy Barber