Burke Miller, Co-Founder and Associate

Burke Miller

Burke’s mastery and passion is transformational leadership. His executive and team clients transform their working environments—and results—through the core disciplines of authentic leadership presence. He combines proven leadership principles with experiential learning to generate breakthroughs for leaders and leadership teams.

Burke draws on 20 years of experience teaching leadership skills, coaching executives, and facilitating leadership teams in major corporations. Prior to founding his own consulting firm Executive Wisdom Institute and co-founding Synthesis, Burke was a senior consultant for Verus Global, consulting on leadership and corporate culture. Burke has taught extensively internationally, leading leadership trainings in Latin-America, Europe, Australia, China, Russia and Japan for multinational clients including Owens-Illinois, Kellogg, Proctor and Gamble, Accenture, Nestle and Mazda.

Burke has an extensive background in educational design, human development, psychology and philosophy. He is a graduate of the Advanced Coaching and Leadership programs of the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), and Relationship and Organizational Systems Coaching of the Center for Right Relationship. Burke is a graduate of Williams College and earned his MA in Environmental Philosophy/Eco-Psychology from Antioch University.

Burke is known for his ability to help individual executives and leadership teams achieve actionable breakthroughs quickly. He is a gifted coach, facilitator and teacher who brings enthusiasm, insight, depth and a compassionate fierceness to his work.

Alongside his work at Synthesis, Burke offers immersion retreats and nature-based Wisdom Quests for executives and executive teams, based on his signature methodology the Executive Wisdom Framework™. For more information on his transformational work, see www.executivewisdominsititute.com.

“The two-day annual retreat that Burke led for our company was the best-facilitated meeting of its kind I have ever been part of. The insightful conclusions and action commitments that emerged from our retreat continue to guide our business decisions and would not have been reached without Burke’s artful and skilled leadership.”

Andy Churgin, Partner
Chain Reaction Partners, LLC

“Burke’s innovative approach to team building is extraordinary. Recently faced with the challenge of operating for several months without a CEO, our senior management team solved problems, maintained focus and led the company far more effectively than we could have prior to working with Burke.”

Fern Swanson, Vice President of Operations
Nordstrom NCB