Michael Kosmala


The best leaders are willing to risk being vulnerable. This takes personal strength and courage. Modeling vulnerability as a leader sets the tone for a healthy organizational culture and helps to clear the path for meaningful breakthroughs.

Leadership isn’t easy. In fact, it’s one of the hardest things we’ll ever do. I work with leaders at all levels to help them focus on what’s most important—whether it’s related to a getting clear on the root cause of a specific challenge or. in a broader context, setting and then communicating a bold and inspiring vision for their organization. I believe no two client matters are the same, just as no two organizational cultures are the same. To add the greatest value, this requires me to show up in different ways depending on the breakthrough that’s needed. Sometimes I act as a facilitator and guide. Other times play a coaching or confidant role.  Being flexible in this regard helps move my clients forward and creates the space for them to learn and grow along the way.

When I’m not working, I’m usually cycling. Several years ago, a friend invited me to a cyclocross race (think road bike frame with knobby tires on mud and gravel). It was November and the misty Oregon weather didn’t disappoint. That’s all it took to get me hooked.

A few clients I’ve had the pleasure of working with:

  • Portland General Electric
  • Josephine Community Libraries, Inc.
  • Oregon Cultural Trust
  • Oregon Nurses Association
  • Wyoming Office of Tourism

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Meet Michael, Our Newest Principal

We’re pleased to announce that Michael Kosmala, Founder and Principal of Twin Goats LLC., has officially joined Coraggio Group. As our… Read More