ABOUT ADRIAN MICHAEL
A proud Denver native now currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Adrian Michael believes deeply that identity and purpose drive humans to make meaning.
For the last decade he has helped shape the lives of youth in their pursuit of finding their way. As an elementary school teacher in Tulsa, Adrian Michael taught 2nd grade in one of the lowest performing schools in Oklahoma. At the Office of Diversity Affairs at the Leeds School of Business (University of Colorado) he worked primarily with first-generation college students.
In 2014-2018 Adrian Michael served as the inaugural Director of Inclusivity at Colorado Academy while simultaneously teaching 7th grade social studies. During his tenure Adrian Michael re-branded diversity day and co-presented at the NAIS People of Color Conference. He helped engage the school in important conversations about race while facilitating cultural competency skill development across faculty and staff.
From 2018-2020 he was the inaugural Director of School Success and Head Trainer for Project Wayfinder where he helped train and support teachers to guide their students (middle school thru college) to lead lives with meaning and purpose and taught an undergraduate course called "Wayfinding Your Purpose" at UC Berkeley. During his time at Wayfinder Adrian Michael helped design a curriculum on youth belonging and directed all in-person trainings into synchronous and asynchronous virtual opportunities.
Now a full-time writer, mentor and consultant, Adrian Michael continues to focus on being a bridge for courageous conversations.
An accomplished writer, Adrian Michael has self-published twenty books of poetry and prose centered on love and is the founder of lovasté. Adrian Michael is a husband, father, speaker, diversity trainer, facilitator, and teacher.