Michael has over 25 years of experience working as a senior manager in the public sector in Canada and has, for several years, worked as a consultant in private practice. He has: undertaken evaluations of sensitive public programs; established open consultation processes; negotiated federal/provincial contracts and major agreements with the private sector; and, created new agencies and restructured existing ones. Much of this work has entailed working on highly contentious and conflictual policy issues. Michael was also a key member of the Provincial Government team that helped create Vancouver’s successful bid for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
Michael holds a PhD in Leadership and Change from Antioch University. His studies focused on human development, organizational learning, leadership development and Communities of Practice.
Michael specializes in change management, strategic planning, governance, organizational learning and leadership development with clients in both the public and private sectors. Michael has developed a growing coaching practice focusing on individuals in transition: wanting to move to the next level in their career, having just moved into a new position, or transitioning to a post-fulltime work life.