Michael Brough’s Full Bio

Michael Brough serves as an Executive Partner of Leadership Roundtable, working with senior Catholic executives and Church leaders to promote best practices in Church management and leadership. In his more than 26 years of professional ministry in the Catholic Church, Michael has worked with and trained lay ecclesial ministers, priests, and bishops in dioceses and parishes across the United States and in 13 different countries. He has also served as a consultant to Catholic nonprofits, boards, foundations, and other institutions. Michael developed Leadership Roundtable’s Catholic Standards for Excellence program and is certified by the Center for Creative Leadership to deliver the Catholic Leadership 360 assessment tool. He is a faculty member for the Toolbox for Pastoral Management and is the author of chapters on leadership and best practices in both volumes of A Pastor’s Toolbox. Michael is an experienced presenter and facilitator and has been published in numerous Catholic media outlets in addition to editing or contributing to over two dozen formational and catechetical publications.

Previously, Michael was executive director of RENEW International, the parish renewal and evangelization process. Michael began his career as an educator in Catholic high schools and for SCIAF (Caritas Scotland). Collaboration, accountability, and servant leadership are key principles of his leadership formation. Michael received his MA in Social Anthropology from St Andrews University, Scotland and his Masters of Pastoral Studies from Loyola University, New Orleans. He has further qualifications in clinical and pastoral counseling and education. Michael is from Edinburgh, Scotland and lives in New Jersey, with his wife, Stephanie. They have three adult daughters.

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