Michael Cannon, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Consultant

Areas of Expertise

Michael Cannon’s outstanding listening ability, knack for asking the right questions, and expertise in psychology and human behavior enable him to truly understand individual and team strengths—and thus pinpoint the best opportunities to improve performance.

Michael excels at clarifying complex issues to help identify the best solutions. His specialties include leadership talent acceleration, leader-led innovation and change, executive talent assessments, coaching and behavioral approaches to performance and change management. He is fluent in French and English.

Professional Accomplishments

Michael has worked with hundreds of leaders across North America, helping them to use behavior-based approaches to align their teams and unlock new levels of performance. Examples include:

  • Mining, financial, and technology industry clients—trained leaders to develop their coaching ability to support the execution of key strategic initiatives.
  • Services organization—conducted 360° interviews and coached a new CEO during a difficult transition period to help align the senior leadership team, enabling the organization to accelerate execution of national expansion plan.
  • Major health insurance network—to support rapid growth, he designed and delivered customized talent-acceleration centers for high-potential leaders. Prior to joining CLG, Michael worked for a talent assessment and leadership development firm, where his expertise in psychometric assessments helped clients identify and develop top talent. His innovative ideas and understanding of market trends made him a sought-after resource in the firm’s R&D department.

Education and Background

Michael holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Saint Mary’s University. He is regularly invited to be a speaker and panelist at conferences on topics such as leading through organizational crises, innovation, operational excellence, and employee health and well-being. Michael also has taught at the college and university levels in areas including industrial/organizational psychology, mental health, and advanced topics in psychology.