About Michael A. Klein, PsyD



Michael Klein has been a workplace consultant and advisor to individuals and organizations for over 20 years. He has worked with industries including pharmaceuticals, insurance, entertainment, banking, construction, education, forestry, retail, publishing, hospitality, manufacturing, and healthcare. 

Prior to starting MK Insights, Michael held positions in Organizational Development, Human Resources, and served as a Director of Advisor Training & Development at MassMutual Financial Group. 

Dr. Klein helps businesses select and develop their leaders, as well as grow trusting and collaborative teams and workplaces. He has created and managed development processes for executives, sales leaders and other professionals.



Combining his training in psychology with work as a human resources professional has led to a client-focused, self-awareness based, yet practical approach.

Individual clients who typically work with Dr. Klein are interested in enhancing their understanding of their strengths at work, how they can increase their satisfaction and effectiveness while decreasing their frustration, as well as who they need to collaborate with to accomplish their goals.

His work moves people and organizations forward, helps them identify and overcome psychological and emotional roadblocks, and enhance their abilities to continually develop themselves, their work, and their relationships.



Michael holds a doctorate in psychology (PsyD) from The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers. He completed his undergraduate degree at Haverford College.

Dr. Klein has been a recognized member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP). His book and work have been featured in numerous publications and media outlets including The New York Times, USA Today and CNN.

Michael teaches "Psychology in the Workplace" at the Commonwealth Honors College (University of Massachusetts), and is a judge for the annual global Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC) at the University of Vermont's Grossman School of Business.

Published articles and book excerpts

Thriving or Trapped in the Family Business, 2018, familybusiness.org (pdf)


Excerpt 1 from Trapped in the Family Business (pdf)


Choose the Right Trustee | Family Business Magazine (pdf)