May Busch

Executive Coach, Speaker, Advisor, Author, Entrepreneur

Following her successful investment banking career, May Busch focuses on bringing her insights and experiences to help high-potential and high-performance leaders and their teams perform at their best and fulfill their potential.

She shares her career insights through keynotes, workshops, executive coaching and consulting, and online through her blog, webinars and online courses.

May's mission is helping people succeed in their career and life – to be better, do more, and make the difference they are meant to make.

Prior to May’s second career as an entrepreneur, she enjoyed a 24-year career at Morgan Stanley spanning two continents in nine different business roles, most recently Chief Operating Officer for Europe.

She chaired the firm’s European Diversity Council, was a member of Morgan Stanley’s European Management Committee, and a Board Member of the Firm’s regulated UK broker dealer. Prior to that, May spent most of her career in client facing roles, advising senior clients at major corporations in North America, Europe and the UK, and managing teams with client responsibility.

May is the author of Accelerate: 9 Capabilities to Achieve Success at Any Career Stage. This actionable guide helps high achievers identify, understand and master the hidden skills needed to get and stay ahead.

Rated 5-stars on Amazon, Accelerate has been praised as being “Inspiring and practical at the same time!” by Marshall Goldsmith, #1 New York Times–bestselling author and America’s #1 Executive Coach. Herminia Ibarra, The Charles Handy Professor of Organizational Behavior at London Business School and author of Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader, says Accelerate is “Insightful, practical, and full of valuable advice”.

May is the founder and host of Career Mastery™ Kickstart. Her popular online summit helps mid-career professionals get the new year off to a great start and perform at their best.

The annual summit brings together best-selling authors, award-winning coaches, and senior executives – including Marshall Goldsmith, Daniel Goleman, Whitney Johnson, Laura Vanderkam, Greg McKeown, and Carla Harris – to share world-class career advice.

Over 20,000 professionals have benefited from the summit’s Career Mastery™ Tips and Interviews.

At Arizona State University (ASU), May is Senior Advisor and Executive in Residence in the Office of the President, and Professor of Practice at W. P. Carey School of Business. ASU is the largest US public research university, and pioneer of the New American University model for higher education.

She speaks on leadership and career development, and works on interdisciplinary initiatives across the University with an emphasis on leadership, innovation and enhancing the engagement between business and academia.

May chairs The Idea Enterprise, a program for bringing experienced business leaders to ASU to turn its best ideas into forces for change in the world. In addition, she is co-designing a Leadership Academy for faculty and staff at the University.

In addition to her work with major corporations and professional services firms, May has lectured at Imperial College Business School, Cass Business School, Stanford University, Harvard University, and ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business.

May graduated with a BA magna cum laude in Economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is a graduate of The Meyler Campbell Business Coach Programme. May is married with three children.

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