Global Peformance & Learning Solutions Consultant

A global project management professional
and expert in goal directed project management
Unleashing, facilitating, and focusing human energy with technologies
across and within disciplines to achieve innovative results
for challenging strategic initiatives


Innovating with Technology

  • Created a new blended knowledge & learning program for a global Microsoft group of employee and vendors. Procured and led a virtual implementation team of technology and learning specialists in India

Leading Teams

  • Transformed 5 disenfranchised communities into highly supportive partners. Led 6 direct reports in planning, designing, and constructing the “Hearts” of those disenfranchised communities
  • Awarded“Best Exhibit Project of the Year” 2 times from the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums. Aligned highly diverse stakeholder teams through rigorous envisioning efforts
  • Co-led virtually Goal Directed Project Management Systems Ltd with Norwegian and British partners

Coaching and Training Individuals

  • Saved months of time for 8 new NASA Rapid Technology Development Teams for moon and mars exploration. Aligned the diverse perspectives of researcher/contractor/administrator teams by creating solid goal directed program plans
  • Galvanized project leadership competencies of 1000’s of program and project leaders during challenging 3-5 day project leadership simulations
  • Inspired Project Management Institute members (PMI) world-wide. Trained 100's in Project-oriented Organizations, Project Leadership, Goal Directed Project Management, and Cross-cultural Project Management
  • Elevated the performance of 100s of professional ski instructors. Competitively selected as a Regional Clinic Leader for the Professional Ski Instructors of America NW Region (in the top 2% of 2,500 professional instructors)

Consulting Organizations

  • Orchestrated broad organization and cultural change for a federal program across 12 regions. Established 10 strategic long-range continuous performance improvement programs that are on track 3 years later
  • Focused accountability for project management. Evaluated and recommended reorganization of the project management function at an insurance company
  • Defined long term strategic performance directions for a state's central IT program group
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"Our strategic planning process has been a success due to Mike's leadership, facilitation, and his hands-on approach to learning from the beginning of this process. Our program is now on a path to continuous program improvement. We could not have made this progress without the guidance and assistance he provided" -- Director, Federal program, WA D.C.

"I am very pleased to write this reference letter for Mike and recommend his services highly. We hired Mike to do an assessment, report, and presentation to our management regarding our project management office. Mike's excellent facilitation skills and his ability to simplify complex topics have been very helpful to our company..." -- Director, Information Technology

"If you are looking for a project management training expert with world class group facilitation skills, first-hand best practice knowledge and a deep theoretical foundation then Mike is your man. I've had the pleasure of watching Mike facilitate focused project risk amelioration simulations while processing intra-team group dynamics for six five-person project sim teams. He demonstrated a great blend of skills in keeping participants engaged in learning as he simultaneously solved some IT problems with the simulation computer network. In twenty years of searching, Mike is one of the few development professionals I can recommend unequivocally.” -- Director, Workforce and Leadership Development

"Mike has provided project leadership courses for our organization that exceeded our expectations. Mike's delivery was outstanding. In my experience, Mike's courses are very effective, motivating and engaging for the learner. He makes the material relevant and come alive to impart knowledge, practical skills and change attitudes. I have twenty-five years experience in Information Technology, and Mike's training is among the best I have experienced. We believe he is one of the premier resources available..." -- Program Manager, IT Services Group


Mike is also a Level-3 certified Professional Ski Instructor of America and has held ski school training director and PSIA regional clinic leader roles

He led the world's first on-snow "Coaching for Project Excellence Workshop" in New Zealand that showed how to apply ski instruction concepts to improve project team performance