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Michael F. Seelman


Michael Seelman is the principal consultant & coach for Churchill Consultants an international coaching, consulting, and inspirational speaking firm.  He is co-founder and co-owner of GovCoaches that serves America's public servants. 

Previously he served in leadership positions at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the White House – including roles in communications, employee engagement, intergovernmental liaison, knowledge management, innovation, leadership development, information technology, administration, and high profile multi-city collaborative violence reduction initiatives.

To balance out his serious day jobs, Michael took improv comedy classes with ComedySportz and Washington Improv Theater (WIT) and acting classes with the Shakespeare Theater.  He even performed with several amateur comedy troupes, including "Cheaper Than Therapy." 

Michael did his undergraduate thesis and collaborated on a book with leadership scholar and Pulitzer Prize-winning author James MacGregor Burns at the University of Maryland.  He received his master's degree in public administration from Harvard University where he did his master's thesis with leadership scholar Ronald A. Heifetz.

Michael earned his Chief Information Officer (CIO) certification from the U.S. Department of Defense and is Vice President of the Board of Trustees for a youth leadership foundation.