Michael Coston Receives black Leadership award from Profiles in Diversity Journal
Michael Coston, CEO of Coston Consulting, has been named among the 2022 recipients of the Profiles in Diversity Journal (PDJ) Black Leadership Award. This year’s honorees were described as “exceptional individuals who display talent and skill, a commitment to excellence, a passion for mentoring and advocating for the next generation, and an ongoing involvement with the larger community.”
Michael advises clients across industries on strategy, client development, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) matters. He also coaches high-performing executives to advance their leadership, communication, and client development skills.
Prior to launching Coston Consulting, Michael served as the Chief Marketing Officer of McKool Smith for nearly a decade. He previously developed business generation initiatives at two Am Law 100 international law firms. He also served as the Director of Marketing at a New York-based law firm and head of public relations for the Tweezerman brand. Michael holds a master’s degree in interpersonal and intercultural communication and bachelor’s degrees in both African American Studies and English from the University at Albany, along with a certification in Fostering Inclusion & Diversity from the Yale School of Management.
Michael is recognized as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential African Americans Leaders in Business” by The National Diversity Council and among Lawdragon’s “100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists.” He received a 2020 Gold Hermes Creative Award for his article “Walking the Walk—How Law Firms Can Fight Racial Injustice,” published in Bloomberg Law.
About Coston Consulting
Coston Consulting is a certified Black-owned business advisory firm devoted to helping clients expand their business and advance their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. The firm’s partners and professionals include a diverse team of talented and experienced consultants who collaborate to offer clients a unique, multidisciplinary approach to advance their business and culture goals. Coston advises clients across industries and specializes in advising professional services firms, with an expertise in the legal industry.