Michael is an Executive Advisor and Senior Change Consultant for Metatropia and has 30 years of experience as a coach and advisor to global leaders.
Michael advises and coaches executives to achieve breakthroughs. With deep expertise in guiding transformational change, plus a foundation in behavioral neuroscience, emotional intelligence and crucial communication, Michael helps leaders navigate the complex dynamics of executive team and board relationships, and he is often called upon to help leaders scale, merge, integrate and evolve their organizations. In addition, Michael has been the lead designer of a number of very successful psychometric instruments used in organizational talent selection, culture change, and leadership development.
He is a licensed psychologist and a graduate of Being First’s 4Sight program and the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland’s Organizational Systems and Development. Michael received his doctorate in Organizational, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, and his Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Psychology.
Industry Expertise (8)
Areas of Expertise (3)
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Organizational Change and Development
Gestalt Institute of Cleveland: n/a, Organizational Systems & Development XV 2004
University of North Texas: Organizational, Clinical & Experimental Psychology, PhD 1998
University of Florida: BSci, Psychology, Neuroscience & Developmental Psychobiology 1986
Media Appearances (3)
Dr. Michael McElhenie of ‘Metatropia’: Emotional Intelligence; What It Is, Why It Is So Essential, And How We Can Increase It
As a part of our series about “Emotional Intelligence, I had the pleasure of interviewing Michael McElhenie PhD. Michael has 30 plus years of experience as a coach, advisor, and consultant to global leaders. With deep expertise in guiding big changes, plus a foundation in neuroscience, emotional intelligence and crucial communication, Michael helps leaders navigate the dynamics of executive team and board relationships, and he is often called upon to help leaders scale, merge, integrate and evolve their organizations. Michael received his PhD in Organizational, Clinical and Experimental Psychology following his undergraduate degrees in Neuroscience and Psychology.
Episode 9: Wisdom, Neuroscience, and Systems Change with Michael McElhenie
Second Freedom Podcast online
In this episode of the Fully Integrated Leadership podcast I interview Michael McElhenie. Michael is the founder and managing partner of Metatropia, an organization committed to the "human side of organizational life" and helping leaders navigate change in a complex world. Michael received his doctorate in Organizational, Clinical and Experimental Psychology from the University of North Texas, and his Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Psychology from the University of Florida. He is a practicing licensed psychologist, a PCC-level coach, and a graduate of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland’s Organizational Systems and Development program.
Integral Consulting with Michael McElhenie
Integral Leadership Review online
Russ: Welcome Michael. It’s a great pleasure to have a chance to talk with you. I first learned about your work with the formation of ILiA – the Integral Leadership in Action group – many years ago. And you were one of the very first contributors of articles to Integral Leadership Review in your report about the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Africa, Cambodia and the Caribbean. Weren’t you based in Philadelphia and part of a consulting group? Michael: At the time I was working for Teleos Leadership Institute with my dear friends Annie McKee and Frances Johnston. I’ve lived in Dallas since 1986, yet you wouldn’t know that looking at the work I’ve done. I came here for graduate school and Dallas has been a home base, although when I did my long stint of international work, I didn’t spend a whole lot of time here.