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Michael Couch accepted into Forbes Coaches Council

Forbes CoachesCouncil Is an Invitation-Only Community for Leading Business and Career Coaches

[Pittsburgh, March 10, 2020] — Michael Couch the President of Michael Couch and Associates Inc., an organization and leadership development consultancy located in Pittsburgh PA, has been accepted into Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only community for leading business and career coaches.

Michael was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.

“We are honored to welcome Michael into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Coaches Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”

As an accepted member of the Council, Michael has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help him reach peak professional influence. Michael will be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share his expert insights in original business articles on, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts. He will also connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum

“I’m honored to be accepted as a member of the Forbes Council,” said Michael. “Throughout my career, I’ve leveraged Forbes and to stay on top of business trends and opportunities.  It’s exciting to now be able to contribute to that valuable resource and to continue to learn from thought leaders in the Forbes Councils ranks.”


Michael A. Couch is the President of Michael and Associates Inc., a consultancy that builds high-performing organizational cultures and strategy-driven organizations, teams and leaders.  He is the co-author, with Richard Citrin, of Strategy-Driven Leadership: The Playbook for Developing Your Next Generation of Leaders published by Taylor & Francis (2020) and available now on

You can learn more about Michael on his company’s website: or on LinkedIn:


Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). In Forbes Councils, exceptional business owners and leaders come together with the people and resources that can help them thrive.

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