Michael Kobrin

Founder and President

How did a risk management executive at a Canadian pension fund become a professional photographer as well as a creativity and leadership facilitator, coach and keynote speaker? To some, it may seem like a rather unconventional career change, but to me, it was a gradual transition a lifetime in the making.

I have always believed that one of the most powerful abilities we have as humans, no matter what age, is to learn, grow and transform. When I reached that point in my life where I felt like I was no longer learning and growing, I knew that it was time for a change.

After adjusting to the initial rollercoaster ride of entrepreneurship, I qualified as a Certified Executive Coach and through that process, completely transformed my perspectives on leadership – and life. From there, The Kobrin Group was born – driven by a mission to help leaders build more inspiring, creative and human workplaces.

To me, The Kobrin Group is so much more than a coaching firm. It is the culmination of 20 years of business and leadership experience. It is a reflection of my core values of respect, creativity and diversity. It is a place where I can use my insights as a CPA, CA, executive coach and photographer to help my clients drive transformational change. But most importantly, it is a constant reminder to me that no matter who we are and where we are in life, we all have the ability to learn, grow and inspire those around us.