A proud Denver native now currently living in the San Fransisco 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. He is currently the Director of School Success for Project Wayfinder where he helps train and support teachers to guide their students to lead lives with meaning and purpose and teaches an undergraduate course called "Wayfinding Your Purpose" at UC Berkeley.

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.

An accomplished writer, Adrian Michael has self-published eleven 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.