Dr. Michael L. Gaylor is a senior executive with over 40+ years of experience in the management of nonprofit organizations. Dr. Gaylor has served as the Chief Executive Officer for a number of nonprofit organizations in Pennsylvania, New Mexico and Florida in the domains of children's services, youth services, education and healthcare. He has also served in senior leadership positions in membership organizations. With his experience in the areas of healthcare, social services, business development and education Michael's greatest passion is found in assisting organizations build their capacity to: develop leadership, advance capable governance, ensure sound financial management and reporting, engage in effective strategic and operational planning, maximize resource development and fundraising programs, and fashion and launch
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effective services evolved from analytic, creative and strategic thinking.
Over the course of his career, Michael Gaylor has successfully led development efforts including annual fund drives, capital campaigns, major gift solicitation, and grant writing. His work with Boards of Trustees and service volunteers is extensive. Dr. Gaylor is well-versed in board and volunteer recruitment, screening, orientation, training and development, and evaluation and retention. He has facilitated the work of a number of boards in developing and executing the tenants of the organization's mission/vision statement through the development and implementation of ongoing goals, objectives and strategies designed to support the mission.
Dr. Gaylor blends his experience as a practicing psychologist/therapist with his business acumen to benefit aspiring executives through Executive/Personal Coaching and mentoring. Those who have worked with Michael describe him as thoughtful, insightful, competent and goal driven. He has served in leadership capacities on a number of nonprofit and public boards.
Michael Gaylor received his doctorate from the University of New Mexico in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technologies. His focus of study was workplace training and curriculum design. He served as an adjunct faculty with the University of Phoenix and the University of New Mexico's Management Development Center. He has also served as a guest instructor for CNM, a New Mexico Community College. Michael currently serves as adjunct faculty with Nova Southeastern University’s Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship where he teaches critical thinking. He also serves in the position of adjunct faculty with Florida Atlantic University and Barry University where he teaches in the areas of Executive Management, Organizational Development, Nonprofit Management and Leadership.
Dr. Gaylor is a John Maxwell Team Member and is a certified Coach, Trainer and Speaker. He is also a certified DISC Personality Profile Trainer and Consultant.
Michael and his wife Kathy reside in Boca Raton, Florida. They have two daughters and four grandsons.
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