Michael Bungay Stanier

Author of 'The Coaching Habit' and ' The Advice Trap'.

Michael Bungay Stanier is the founder of Box of Crayons … a learning and development company that helps organizations transform from advice-driven to curiosity led.    He left Australia 27 years ago to be a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University … where his only significant achievement was falling in love with a Canadian … which is why he now lives in Toronto, having spent time in London and Boston.   Michael has written a number of books. His last, the Wall Street Journal bestseller The Coaching Habit, has sold over half a million copies … and been praised as one of the few business books that makes people laugh. His new book, The Advice Trap, will be published in February 2020.    Balancing out these moments of success, he was banned from his high school graduation for “the balloon incident,” was sued by one of his law school lecturers for defamation, and his first published piece of writing was a Harlequin romance short story called “The Male Delivery.” 

Interviewed by Moyez Jiwa

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