Impactmaker and Innovation Coach
Metamorphany and Studio.WHY
Hello, I am Michael Smits.
Born and raised in The Netherlands, I live in Richmond. I coach and advise worldwide on innovation, future thinking and digital transformation. Above anything, I’m driven by a purpose to help shape a fairer, cleaner and self-sustainable future. It’s guided my varied professional and personal journey. From an entrepreneurial executive in Marketing, Finance and ICT in Europe, North America and Australia to leading humanitarian and human rights programs in conflict-affected countries in Asia. Essentially, I’ve always been an innovator and practitioner of nature & human centered approaches. It’s made me a multi-certified coach, regenerative designer and Global Citizen.
I’m a mentor and doer in multiple global change-cohorts, co-founder of Studio.WHY (professional training) and founder of Metamorphany (social enterprise). We are pre-vetted by several Governmental bodies, like the CMHC, enabling organizations to apply for innovation funding by partnering with us. I’ve co-created two proven innovation methodologies, believe in youth-driven innovation and am currently writing a book about the power of Purpose.