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What Clients Say about Mike

“My conversations with clients used to be transactional, now they are transformational. It’s not about the widgets I sell anymore, it’s all about the relationship with the person. It’s really exploring and addressing the client’s needs and solving their problems instead of a preset agenda of what to sell. This shift in my thinking has profoundly increased the business I am generating now”

Connor O’Rourke , General Manager Sales, Datacom Systems SA, Adelaide, SA Pty

 

“With the constant challenge satisfying high customer demands, managing a high pressure operation and contributing to the senior management team of the organisation can be quite a juggling act and at times can cause much friction. As a result of Mike’s coaching, I am now a better equipped communicator with a greater capacity to make better decisions, maintain my composure in challenging situations, constructively engage with the management group and contribute to my work in more harmonious ways.”

Simon Bryant, former Executive Chef, Hilton Adelaide, Adelaide SA, Celebrity Chef on the ABC’s “The Cook and the Chef”

 

“I recently attended a session with Mike titled “Powerful Conversations for Leading Transformation” and observed him conduct such a conversation, it was a quite brilliant! In a relaxed and personable manner Mike was able to change his clients attitude and approach to a problem almost it seemed, without the client being aware of what was happening. There was no “technique” used, it was simply a chat and the result was remarkable”

Rob Parkinson, Rob Parkinson Coaching, Adelaide, SA

 

“The ‘Bringing Out the Best in People’ workshop exposed me to a different way of approaching difficult conversations & how people think by stepping back & viewing the situation from an ‘up above’ perspective. The workshop also gave me an understanding of how to challenge my frames of reference & meaning to intentionally choose my attitude & approach to new tasks which I have found really useful. Taking a moment to get myself into the right frame of mind is so powerful & valuable & is something that I deliberately do each day now.”

Sarah Gerrard , Branch Manager, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, Adelaide SA

 

“I went away from the workshop, not only with some good tools and approaches, but also personally in an inspired space. I used the booklet you’ve provided to draft up a business framework for OD in the both areas I work in!”

Heather Gibb, Occupational Psychologist, SA Health, Adelaide, SA

 

“Bringing Out the Best in People is a tremendous opportunity to look outside the square and gain skills that can be applied everyday. In a business where people are a vital asset I have been able to apply skills picked up at this work shop to gain positive results and maintain a better balance of proactive accountable team members making my day more productive and focused on the running of the business. Learning new skills through this approach allows good operators to play on a different field. A winning one.”

Josh Hampton, Restaurant Bars and Events Manager, Parkroyal Melbourne Airport , Melbourne VIC

 

“As a member of the executive management team of SKYCITY Adelaide managing a multi million dollar budget and 500 staff I am constantly faced with challenging demands. To go beyond these demands and to deliver quality results one not only must have the appropriate strategic and operational skills but also a well developed mental and behavioural capacity. Always searching for new ways to get the best out of myself and my people I find Mike’s unique ability to coach priceless. I have developed new personal skills to assess and respond to my environment with much greater clarity, focus and flexibility. This allows me to spend more time on productive activities and significantly less time on unnecessary interferences. Mike’s coaching is refreshing and highly effective. His human performance know-how is a great resource to any senior manager who needs to perform at their best.”

Jason O’Sullivan, former Operations Manager, SKYCITY Adelaide, SA

 

“Hi Mike. You might be interested to know that I spontaneously coached a friend in need last night on the eve of having to go to court on an extremely emotional and stressful matter today and I actually helped her create a state of calmness and optimism and anchored it and she told me this evening that it well and truly worked and really helped her get through today and she had a positive outcome.  I was hoping that I would do it properly (being a novice without any material to remind me of the process) but I just kept thinking ‘please let me help my friend’ and put myself into a calm state and it all went according to plan! Unbelievable!! And of course … your influence is spreading and making a difference.”

Karen Lane, KM Manager, Minter Ellison, Adelaide