Michael Kass

Consultant, Convening Circles


Michael Kass is the founder of Center for Story and Spirit. As a facilitator, coach, speaker, and award-winning storyteller, he’s passionate about helping people, organizations and communities discover and harness the power of their stories to create change.

Michael has over 18 years of experience working on staff and in the trenches with organizations across sectors including technology, social services, health care, arts and culture, and education. As a facilitator and coach, he focuses on helping clients reconnect with the deep passion underlying their work and address the core tensions and beliefs that may be getting in the way of growth. His work with organizations focuses on facilitating culture shift through storytelling, authentic conversation, and deep listening to foster clear internal and external communication and create thriving communities.

Michael is a graduate of Rice University and Northwestern University. He is an ACC coach certified by the International Coach Federation, a certified breathwork facilitator, and has completed Medicine Wheel training with Rites of Passage Vision Quest. Michael is a mentor with the Creative Visions Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors of the Breath Center. He likes brownies perhaps a little too much.