Training Programmes

Lead with Emotional Intelligence

How to Master the Complexity, Ambiguity and Urgency of a World in Flux

Decision Making Mastery

How to Hone Professional Judgment to Deal Effectively with Volatility, Complexity and Ambiguity

Emotional Intelligence, from Theory to Practice

Applying Hard Science to the “Soft Skills” of Transformational Relationships

Engaging Leadership

How to Cultivate a High Performance Culture of Commitment, Trust, Creativity and Focus

Michael is an engaging and inspirational trainer in the fields of leadership, decision making, emotional intelligence and employee engagement.

Understanding Built Through Experience

Michael has spent his whole career either as a leader himself, or in helping other leaders to transform their impact, influence, creativity and adaptability. He constantly challenges himself and others to question conventional wisdom and to revolutionise thinking and behaviour.

With a track record of delivering results in multiple challenging environments, he both understands, and has learnt to deal with, the pressures his clients must handle to meet performance expectations in the face of uncertainty, time pressures and shifting goal posts. More importantly, he has a proven ability to convey what he’s learnt to others, creating high quality, lasting change and sustainable improvements in results.

Tried and Tested

Michael’s clients include leading FTSE companies, through SMEs, to dynamic entrepreneurial businesses. His results-oriented ideas are both progressive and robustly practical, being grounded in real-world know-how gained from his own experience and in depth studies.

As his testimonials confirm, Michael’s approach is challenging, inspiring, and thought provoking. Above all, he ensures that delegates relate to the ideas and examples so that they can break through their existing thinking (the ‘aha – I get it’ moment) and are able to put their new ideas into practice. In this way they leave fully enabled to manage their own self-transformation.

Training can be delivered in intense programmes, with the days running sequentially, or bite-sized workshops with time intervals in between, to suit individual needs. Many of Michael’s programmes also include detailed follow-up instructions to aid integration and implementation.

“Being with Michael on his 2-day Emotional Intelligence course completely surpassed my expectations. I felt I was in the presence of a truly inspirational person who has changed my world view. Thanks to Michael I am now more aware of myself and the people around me. He has given me the skills to look at situations differently, whether at home or in the work place, and to handle them better. I am truly grateful for the coaching interactions during the workshop and I do hope our paths cross again in the future.” Gabrielle Hadley

Managing Director, ExtraMile Communications Limited

“Having attended one of Michael’s courses I feel more aware of the factors influencing my judgement and decision making, and genuinely inspired to try to use that knowledge to develop. Michael has a real flair for making people more self-aware, and more likely to challenge the way in which they manage people and arrive at decisions and conclusions.” Jon Bye

Zone Managing Director, Sainsbury’s

“I attended Michael’s 2-day Emotional Intelligence Workshop in October 2014. This was one of the most inspirational, thought provoking and intelligent courses that I have ever attended. It really did help my thinking around how emotional intelligence really can drive business performance through leaders becoming more self-aware! As a result we have run this programme multiple times within our Force. A must-attend for those interested in seeing how people can be engaged and inspired to drive business forward through using ‘soft skills’.” Alison Roberts

HR Business Partner, Northamptonshire Police

“I am a Client Trainer for Thomas International UK and had the pleasure of being on the other side of the podium when Michael took 30+ Thomas consultants, sales people and trainers through a one-day Emotional Intelligence session. I have a keen interest in this area and have read a lot as well as heard other speakers – none of them inspired me the way Michael did, he has deep insight and shares personal stories that illustrate the point he is making. I enjoyed his style thoroughly and would jump at the chance to work with him again.” Sharon Jones

Client Trainer, Thomas International

“Michael coached a group of us at International SOS, over a 12-week period. He has a deep technical understanding of his subject, which he shares lightly and compellingly. Central to this was helping each of us unlock more of our capacity for growth, so that we could not only gain maximum benefit from the training but also continue to learn and develop after our engagement with him was finished.” Ali Griffiths

Interim Marketing Director, Northern Europe, International SOS

“I was fortunate to attend a workshop that Michael ran on the subject of the hard science behind the soft skills of great leadership. This was a complex and challenging topic, but Michael’s style and content made this very accessible. His subject knowledge is extensive, his way of getting his message across effective and his ability to engage an audience undeniable. He challenged the delegates to take a new approach to their businesses, starting with themselves in a non-threatening way and he gave them the confidence to make a start.” Fiona Cohn

Coach, Mentor & Trainer, Excelarate

“This was by far the best and the most effectively structured course I have ever been on in my 25-year career. Thank you” Andy Burns

Menswear Designer, Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd

“The workshop utterly surpassed my expectations – I walked out with so many questions playing around in my mind – really powerful and hit somewhere at the core. I know that this is just a start but I’m glad of it – thank you. P.S. I’ve never been in a course where the materials are on everyone’s desk and not one person opened them until hours in on invitation! Everyone was really engaged” Claire Paisley

Partner Banking & Wealth Lead, Baringa Partners

“I attended Michael’s 2-day Emotional Intelligence Workshop in October 2014. This was one of the most inspirational, thought provoking and intelligent courses that I have ever attended. It really did help my thinking around how emotional intelligence really can drive business performance through leaders becoming more self-aware! As a result we have run this programme multiple times within our Force. A must-attend for those interested in seeing how people can be engaged and inspired to drive business forward through using ‘soft skills’.” Alison Roberts

HR Business Partner, Northamptonshire Police