I had the pleasure of being in the same BNI (Business Networking International) group with Michael, where he played a crucial role in getting our new group up and running and sustaining the momentum it needed to flourish. He was consistently kind, patient, and resourceful in that setting.
Additionally, I got to experience Michael as a coach. He used a Career Projection exercise, where we explored my thoughts and goals regarding my career path. Though I didn't realize it at the time, answering seemingly quirky questions about my family and other important people in my life and sticking post-its on the wall of my conference room, planted the seeds that have now finally begun to grow into what I believe will be a life I can be truly passionate about.
I've always known which intangible qualities I've been looking for in a career but I never knew what it was I wanted to do. Michael's coaching helped me clarify and reinforce some of those visions by using examples from my life and the people around me who have shaped my experiences. Though I genuinely enjoyed working with him at the time, it wasn't until recently - years later - that I realized what an impact that his coaching made.
I highly recommend working with Michael as a coach. In addition to having extensive experience with adult education and business coaching, he is an absolute pleasure to be around. He doesn't take himself too seriously, always has a twinkle in his eye, and you can tell he finds true joy in helping other people progress toward their goals.