about Me.

My name is Damian G. Zikakis and I have the background to coach you throughout your career!

I have worked as a coach and an executive recruiter since 2001. I led the Career Development Office at the Michigan Ross School of Business from 2010 to 2018. My clients describe me as compassionate yet committed and willing to hold them accountable when needed.

My coaching is grounded in my experience as a successful business executive. I began my career as a CPA before assuming roles as a Controller, Finance Director, and Chief Financial Officer. I also have extensive experience as a volunteer non-profit leader.

I am credentialed by the International Coaching Federation and am a Gallup-certified CliftonStrengths Coach. My dominant Strengths are Relator, Learner, Input, Connectedness, Communication, Intellection, Ideation, Activator, and Self-Assurance. 
I am also certified to interpret Hogan Assessments.

I am a University of Michigan Alumni Association Preferred Partner Career Coach. I am also a member of the coaching teams of Parachute Executive Coaching and Robert Gregory Partners, a FranklinCovey company.