My name is Michael Hesser, founder and principal coach at Ascendis. My career includes over 30 years as a behavioral insights consultant, speaker and author, serving Fortune 500 firms around the world, and providing strategic guidance to senior leadership at companies like Apple, 3M, Clorox, and AT&T.

In 2015, I was diagnosed with advanced coronary heart disease and underwent a quadruple bypass procedure. Shortly thereafter, I began my transition into executive wellness coaching. My journey since then has included certification as a wellness coach, volunteering with heart event survivors, extensive personal research, and the publication of my book “A New and Better Now” in 2018.