Brief & Personal

Dr. Michael A. Wright retired after nearly 20 years as a university professor. He continues to expand revenue streams through serial entrepreneurship.

Wright received his Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work degree from the University of South Carolina – Columbia in 2003. He has taught in classrooms of as few as 9 and as many as 45 students. He has supervised students in field placements/internships and coordinated training events of over 300 attendees both online and in-person.

Professional Competencies

Michael A. Wright is a Serial Entrepreneur and Publisher of non-fiction and fiction with several titles listed globally. He is an author with content surrounding social concepts including creativity, health, financial literacy, family, and education. His research interests include trauma and resilience, behavioral health, complex adaptive systems, and financial capability & asset building. The COACH Method is his signature innovation spawning projects at multiple systems levels with the goal of creating a more just, progressive, and sustainable community.


He is also a GHOSTWRITER with dozens of titles professionally contracted. Wright now focuses exclusively on non-fiction of every stripe from professional text through self-help to biographies. Because MAWMedia Group holds a publishing charter, author coaching from Wright combines reader perspective, publisher expertise, and editorial skill.

Whole-Life Coach

WHOLE-LIFE COACH with over 300 professional contacts,  Wright offers a systematic process for identifying and acting on your personal passion in daily life organizing household and finance, career & education, family relationships, and faith to work in concert toward your success. If you have more ideas than strategies, more to say than capacity to write, or more month than financial means, he can help.


A macro practice CONSULTANT with more than 18 years of experience assisting public and private entities to develop capacity, create training, and launch businesses. Clients know me as the partner who can envision, implement, and evaluate. My specific competencies include visioning, competency-based education, grant writing, program development, business process engineering, and technology integration.

Curriculum Developer

Wright is a retired university professor after 19 years contributed. His PhD, MSW, and BSW are all in social work. Wright is Licensed Advanced Practice Social Worker by the state of Tennessee. Wright has consulted professionally since 2005 as a CURRICULUM DEVELOPER innovating course delivery including experience with webinar and learning management system (LMS). Having coded a LMS from scratch, Wright knows online education.


Wright is CEO & Chairperson of MAWMedia Group, LLC, a firm focusing on individual translating ideas into capital. Wright is a published author and author coach. Wright is a serial entrepreneur who has maintained his macro practice consultancy since 1997. He has logged hundreds of professional relationships with public and private entities seeking to increase capacity, evaluate programs, train staff, and grow strategically. His competencies include social entrepreneurship & micro-enterprise, author development & publishing, branding, and storytelling.

Mental Health Philosophy

Mental Health is a slightly older term to distinguish Physical Health (biology) from behavioral, trauma-response, and crisis behaviors that originate with cognitively and/behaviorally before manifesting biologically (if ever). The umbrella term is more specifically replaced currently with trauma-informed care, behavioral health, crisis and emergency response, active shooter protocols, and safety plans to name a few of the interventions in specific populations and situations.

Stigma is created (is the result) of fear at a basic level of the human condition. We do not want to admit or risk that we are not models of health, prosperity, and goodness. We deny, dismiss, or demonize information that suggests that we need something more than what we have. For individuals needing some form of help, it is easier to stigmatize them rather than admit that our community needs change. We sometimes need help both individually and collectively. The key to overcoming is to realize that, together, we can forge new coalitions, interventions, and habits of health.

Stigma is maintained by a lack of awareness/information, a need to complete a job (e.g. law enforcement) as efficiently as possible, and a need for communities to appear “normal” and unimpacted by illness. For example, some communities bus away their homeless population prior to community events in order to be perceived as more “healthy.” Interventions like “100 Resilient Cities” can help to address this stigma on a large community-by-community scale.