Michael Pollock

Michael Pollock

Executive Coach for Creative Professionals at Pollock Spark
New York, Etats-Unis

A propos

Pollock Spark is a coaching and consulting firm with a strong record of Executive Coaching, Career Coaching and Strategic and Operational Consulting. We work with creative and media professionals and leaders of creative businesses large and small. We bring them the experience, techniques and inspiration to take their businesses and careers to new levels of success.
Michael Pollock has helped many individual creative professionals to focus and develop their careers, build on their strengths, develop stronger resumes and make smarter, more effective choices. 
He has always worked with talented and creative people. They have immense respect for him, and the more talented they are, the more respect they have, which is very unusual in a creative business. They remain grateful to Michael in a way that is remarkable. They feel he nurtured them, gave them opportunities, taught them.


Executive Coach and Consultant for Creative Professionals
Pollock Spark
July 2001 - Actuellement ici (19 years 1 month)
Pollock Spark is an executive coaching and consulting firm. We help creative pros in advertising, marketing, TV, film production, design, PR to build their careers, become stronger leaders and get better results from their teams. Clients have been at Disney, RGA, Ogilvy, Vice, Havas, Discovery and many more - also many run their own small creative shops.

We have a strong track record of effective marketing, leadership coaching, business coaching and team development supported by research and strategic insights.

Our fresh and objective point of view motivates our clients to reach beyond the day-to-day tasks and realize their vision.


How I Got Here, a video series in which Michael speaks with mid and early career creative professionals about their career paths can be found at howigothere.tv as well as on pollockspark.com
Founder, President
April 2000 - December 2009 (9 years 8 months)
The Cyrano Project helps nonprofit organizations tell their stories eloquently and effectively.

Nonprofit orgs assisted with marketing and positioning include United Way of NYC, Just Tell, NFTE, Citizens Advice Bureau, Cooke Center Special Ed School, Henry St Settlement.

Sadly TCP did not survive the economic downturn of 2008-9.
Creative Director
New Delhi, Inde
July 2000 - July 2001 (1 year)
At the height of the dotcom bubble I was a broadband guy in a narrowband world. It was fun, DTAS is a great company and I learned a lot. Didn't we all in those go-go days.
COO Executive Producer
Vito DeSario/Version 2 Edit
November 1995 - February 2000 (4 years 3 months)
Helped Vito to to significantly expand this top of the line editing company (which later became Version2) - adding artists and post production capabilities, managing business, client facing, encouraging, nagging and supporting.
Director of Program Development
Dennis Hayes and Assocs
January 1992 - January 1995 (3 years)
Consulting for TNT network on work flow and efficiency, early creator of innovative film asset management systems, established distance-based film editing services with use of innovative networking technology.
SVP Creative Director
January 1990 - January 1992 (2 years)
All Burger King all the time!! TV and Radio spots. Trips to BK in Miami. Food shoots with the great Elbert Budin.
SVP Head of Production
Dublin, Irlande
November 1985 - November 1990 (5 years)
Ran department producing spots for IBM, Pepsi, Warner Lambert, Unilever, Bell Atlantic, Kodak, and on and on. Created unified agency wide production department breaking down silo walls. Realized significant efficiencies following purchase by WPP. Mentored and trained rising stars.
SVP Head of Production
January 1982 - November 1985 (3 years 10 months)
Clients included: Evian, Ralston Purina, UNICEF, American Dairy Assoc, United Perfumes
VP Executive Producer
October 1978 - December 1982 (4 years 2 months)
Clients included British Airways, Lifesavers, Newsweek, FritoLay, Corning
VP Senior Producer
ICA Communication
Paris, France
March 1975 - October 1978 (3 years 7 months)
Clients included Sears, Avon, Hershey, American Express
Mindel and Stone, London
January 1972 - January 1974 (2 years)
London based commercial production company - won the Palme D'Or at Cannes in 1973 with the work of director Brian Mindel
Apprentice/Junior Producer
Collett Dickenson Pearce Advertising
January 1971 - January 1972 (1 year)
A fantastic training: rubbed shoulders with Ridley and Tony Scott, Frank Lowe, Alan Parker and the greats of CDP.
Executive Coach for Creative Professionals
Brooklyn New York


Certificate in Arts Administration Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

January 2001 - January 2001 ()
Intensive course.

Bachelor of Science Physics

January 1968 - January 1971 (3 years)

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