Michael Hartsfield

Michael began his leadership career over thirty years ago as the Managing Producer for an international broadcasting company. He was then named President of Features International, a full-service film and video production company. In 2003, he earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, where he served as the Ph.D. Program Director and Chair of the Leadership Studies Program.

Today, Michael serves as President of Aileron Private Client Services, a leadership coaching company dedicated to developing leaders who desire personal and organizational transformation. This transition from professor to coach/consultant was a natural step for Michael since he regularly found himself in coaching situations long before coaching was the catchphrase it is today. While he often gets invited to teach as an adjunct professor, his passion is seeing how theory and practice come together to make real and substantive changes in both people and processes.  

Industries specialized in

  • Non-Profit
  • Education
  • Media
  • Healthcare
  • Government

Services provided:

  • Personal Formation and Development
  • Emotional Intelligence Skills
  • Leadership/Management Development
  • Organizational Development
  • Executive Effectiveness
  • Conflict Management


I’ve had the pleasure of teaching webinars alongside Michael. His content has been profound, but his delivery has been so impactful that I’ve quickly changed from co-leader to student. Keep it up, Michael, I have so much more to learn.

– Greg Linnebach, DMinn, Director, The Primus Group


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Michael Hartsfield, Ph.D

President, Aileron Private Client Services


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