ABOUT

Integral Alignment is dedicated to optimizing 

the evolution of consciousness and culture.

Michael Stern
Founder

I believe we live in a time of unprecedented challenges and opportunities, and that each of us is invited to participate as conscious co-creators of our future. My mission is to help build a more beautiful world rooted in wisdom and compassion.

After graduating from Vanderbilt University, my pursuit of diverse world-views and cultural immersion led me to teach English in Spain, practice kickboxing in Thailand, and study Buddhism in Nepal.

 

My travels convinced me that we are all on a journey of becoming who we are meant to be, individually and collectively, and I committed my life to the study and practice of an interdisciplinary approach to cultivating the highest possibilities of human potential.

 

Upon returning home, I became certified as a Hatha Yoga instructor and completed one year of professional training as an Integral Spiritual Mentor.

 

In 2012 I co-founded Integral Alignment as a platform to host thought-leaders and spiritual teachers from around the world, and build a community of practice dedicated to pioneering the next stage of human development.

 

I also founded and facilitated the NYC chapter of WePractice, a community of practitioners exploring collective intelligence and interpersonal relationships as a vehicle for healing and awakening.

 

My interest in social innovation and organizational development led me to a role at 1change, a boutique consulting firm delivering holistic leadership development programs to high-performing senior executives and key talents in global corporations.

In 2020 I received my certification as an Emotional Intelligence meta-coach through GolemanEI.

Now, as a coach and facilitator, I serve as a guide on an integrative path to deeper meaning and purpose, presence and passion, freedom and wholeness.

I find joy in stillness and movement, cooking and eating, drumming and dancing, traveling and nature, mixed martial arts, and the utterly transformative journey of being a father to my magical daughter, Isla Wren.

 

Born and raised in New York City, I currently live in Portland, Maine.

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