Michael Kim

CEO in Seattle, Washington

Michael Kim

CEO in Seattle, Washington

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Michael Kim is the first behavior scientist ever awarded a Fast Track Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health ($2 million). He is founder of, and the leading international authority on, Habit Design, the behavioral discipline for accelerating habit formation he developed with clinical psychologists from Yale, the University of Washington, and Kaiser Permanente.

Michael has been called “a leading authority in how organizations create sustainable behavior change” by The New York Times bestselling author Jim Collins and is the recipient of the ABAI B.F. Skinner Award for Organizational Behavior Management, TEDMED “Innovators to Watch”, Seoul Digital Forum “Top 20 Global Innovators”, and an adjunct faculty appointment at Stanford Medical School, where he taught the most popular behavior change class in Stanford's history (over 6,000 students). He has been also featured by TED, The New York Times, The White House, The World Bank, McKinsey & Company, Fast Company, CNN, Harvard Business School, Bloomberg TV, MIT Technology Review, IDEO, et al.

Previously, Michael served as a senior technology executive or innovation consultant for Google, Harvard, United Healthcare, Apple, Facebook, Kaiser Permanente, Nike, WebMD, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Samsung, AT&T, et al. He has served as science policy advisor to The White House, advisor to the Chief Scientist of IBM, and advisory board member to the MIT Media Lab. Michael holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from Yale and Harvard focusing on Innovation Management and fellowships from the Coro Foundation and IRTS Foundation. He and his family live outside Seattle, WA.

  • Work
    • Habit Design
  • Education
    • Harvard University
    • Yale University