Michael W. Wright, DMin

Executive Coach | Organizational Consultant


Dr. Michael Wright
Executive Coach | Organizational Consultant

Dr. Michael Wright was a pastor for 38 years when he took early retirement, but he did not take a vacation. On September 1, 2018, he launched an encore career as an Executive Coach and Organizational Consultant serving the personal, professional, and organizational needs of business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, and pastors in the DFW metroplex and beyond through teaching, training, coaching, and tools. Dr. Wright believes that transformed leaders - on every level and in a variety of fields - can change the world.

Dr. Wright is also the Founder and President of Gospel in Real Life, a teaching and equipping enterprise with a mission to transform the global community with the truth of the Gospel though preaching and teaching via blog and podcast. The GRL Podcast launched on November 1, 2020 and is available on most major platforms including Apple Podcasts and Spotify. To date, the GRL Podcast has been downloaded and heard in 19 countries around the globe.

Dr. Wright earned a Bachelor of Arts in Ministry Careers from East Texas Baptist University in 1983, a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1989, and a Doctor of Ministry (includes 18 hours of Master of Divinity equivalency) from Gateway Seminary (Rocky Mountain Campus, Denver, Colorado) in 2008. His doctoral project and paper focussed on coaching pastors and Christian leaders. He is also an Advanced Graduate of Coach U, Inc and holds an Associate Certified Coach designation with the International Coach Federation. Dr. Wright is also a Certified Analyst with Target Training International Success Insights (Scottsdale, Arizona). TTISI has the most researched and accurate executive assessments in the world. Dr. Wright uses these tools to measure superior leadership performance in five dimensions - behaviors, driving forces, emotional intelligence, competencies, and acumen.

Michael and Natalie have been married since May 1983. They have two children and four grandchildren. Michael enjoys flying general aviation aircraft, fly fishing the western rivers of the United States, and aviation and outdoor photography. Life is good thanks to God.

What Leaders are Saying


I recommend Dr. Wright for leadership coaching and training. I have worked with him for several months and he has a passion for developing business leaders with a Kingdom focus.

John Benner
Owner | Ethan Allan
Southlake, Texas

Oil and Gas

I trust the professional coaching I receive from Dr. Wright. He is incredibly intuitive, and the work we accomplish together has Kingdom benefit; and that is eternally important to me.

Dan Trantham
President | Anchor Group
Ft. Worth, Texas


Dr. Wright worked with our entire executive team, and he coached and mentored each executive individually. During that time, the team grew, the organization flourished, and the individual executives grew as leaders.

Jeff Bradford
President | Human Coalition
Plano, Texas


550 Reserve Street, Suite 190
Southlake, TX, 76092, US

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