Coaching & Training
TED Talks have revitalized the art of storytelling. Let Michael share his stories with your organization. Contact us for conferences or other speaking engagements. Let Michael inspire and entertain your audience.
- Keynote Speeches: Problem Solving, Leadership, Work Life Balance, Employee Engagement
- Motivational Speaking: Overcoming Adversity, Work Life Balance, Taking Action Towards Purpose
- Professional Development Workshops: Six Sigma, Creating Innovation, Quality Tools, Leadership
- Leadership Roundtables
- College Events
Need a facilitator for your next workshop so you can focus on participating? Contact us to support your needs.
Imagine waking up in the morning with a big grin on your face, feeling inspired, energized, and excited about your life!
Getting everything you want out of life is well within reach… once you use the tools Michael will share with you.
No, he is not referring to self-help books, pricey personal development seminars and other hyped-up “motivational” programs that promise to improve your life in any number of ways.
Many of the self-help books these days are filled with feel-good philosophies and positive-thinking fluff that gives you a temporary “Ah-ha moment” high, but the truth is, more than 98% of people fail to get any real tangible results.
Point is, if you want to make lasting changes, then you must be able to translate what you learn and consistently APPLY it in your daily life.
Unfortunately, most people lack the internal motivation to follow through on their own, or end up getting stuck at the intellectual level (analysis paralysis).
This is why going it alone is the slowest and hardest way to change. After all, if you were able to do it yourself, you would’ve already done it by now.
One of the best strategies is to work with a coach.
No great entertainer, athlete, or CEO of a major corporation does it alone. They all have coaches guiding and correcting them along the way.
It can be as simple as needing someone to hold you accountable and give you the support and encouragement to help you achieve a specific goal.
This is where Michael comes in…
As a career coach, Michael helps busy people just like you push through the struggle and come out the other side more successful, much happier, and more fulfilled.
People come to Michael for many different reasons, but the common denominator among all of our clients is that they’re craving something MORE out of life than they’re currently getting.
As your personal accountability partner and sounding board, Michael focuses on the present moment. He looks at where you’re at in your life right now and what changes need to take place for you to create your ideal life.
His coaching style is conversational, collaborative, and solution-orientated.
Together, we’ll come up with a clear, easy-to-implement action plan for you that bridges the gap between where you are right now and where you’d love to be.
Private one-on-one coaching is designed to eliminate painful trial and error frustration and replace it with a systematic approach that not only creates lasting results, but could potentially save you years, or even decades of your valuable time.
Interview Preparation & Resume Coaching
Interview coaching prepares you to:
- Know how to talk about yourself with ease, intelligence and calm and even humor to develop an easy rapport with interviewers
- Overcome your hesitation with the questions that still make you jittery
Know just how to deal with your hot spots and your nerves whenever they appear
- Connect with your confidence and your super powers to answers those tricky questions so that you really connect with your interviewers and land the job.
Along with Interview Coaching, Michael also offers resume coaching to make sure that the documents you share with prospective employers match up with the unique skills you offer.
Resume Review & LinkedIn Presentation Coaching:
Having a well-crafted, targeted and easy to digest resume is essential for your successful job search. One-on-one Resume Coaching gives you an edge in the job search. Everyone we know is uncomfortable about writing or updating this essential marketing tool. Michael can help you get past this roadblock and feel great about the process!
Together we will:
- Edit your resume so that it speaks directly to the needs of your prospective employer, and accurately illustrates your transferable experience and skills.
Customize the resume to target the many different jobs you are interested in.
- Add more result orientation and edit so you speak the language of your next job, rather than the one you ‘speak’ every day at your current job.
Michael’s resume writing process simplifies and lightens your load.
Michael has been writing and revising resumes with others for years, and with his extensive background you can be certain to highlight what recruiters will notice. Included in this service is support on how to write an effective cover letter that is simple but impactful.
Updating your LinkedIn Presence:
Used by recruiters, employers, and others looking to connect in a professional manner, your LinkedIn Profile is one of the most important aspects of contemporary career management.
Resume Review and rewrite paves the way to:
- Strategically update your LinkedIn Profile to give prospective employers a more complete and consistent understanding of who you are.
- Increase your visibility for executive recruiter searches
- Proactively present yourself as you want to be known by others.
- Connect with others for professional development, new contacts who possess news of unlisted job openings and contract opportunities
Career Coaching for Recent Grads
There are so many decisions to make and questions swirling. Often, doubts and fears get the best of new grads when a job doesn’t easily appear:
I thought I knew what I wanted to do, but now I have no idea!
What am I really qualified to do?
Where should I live; what can I afford?
What kind of job am I suited for?
What will I actually be doing all day?
How do I write this resume?
How do I present myself in interviews?
How do I get started with the job search and actually land a job I want?
Our work together will help you feel more confident while you find your answers AND…
Get and stay on track with valuable networking including LinkedIn strategies and outreach emails
Write your resume, cover letters, and follow-up emails
Prepare for phone and in-person interviews
Make those important professional wardrobe decisions
Brush up on not-to-be-underestimated workplace etiquette tips
Michael also helps parents and recent graduates craft a ‘coming home’ contract so that everyone can live peaceably after years of living independently of each other. We’ll clarify expectations and agreements for this time of transition which can be irritatingly bumpy for everyone in the family if expectations aren’t clear from the outset.
You worked hard to get into college, and to graduate! Now the rubber really meets the road. Michael will partner with your new graduate so you can reap the rewards of this hard work and begin a fulfilling path of engaging work for years to come.
Contact us to discover how we can meet your needs and to request a quote.