Mike presents a clear and unequivocal message whenever he speaks and to whomever he speaks to. Having served as an officer in the South African army for many years and having experienced the harshness of battle conditions, much of his ability to speak of personal excellence and true leadership has been forged in conditions that have demanded authentic leadership.
When you add his vast experience to his academic background in coaching, counselling and psychology, you can begin to see the impact that this man has on the audiences to whom he speaks.
He has also studied for and has been an ordained Baptist minister for over 8 years, thus allowing him insight into the spiritual aspects of life. He knows and understands both sides of human nature – the light and the dark of human actions and personality.
When you also realise he has 98 parachute jumps to his name, you will see and hear that he is a man who speaks both from personal experience and from a real understanding of what it takes to get men and women to change…..and stay changed!
He has a gentleness about him that also reinforces the essence of who he is – a strong and determined man who is able to help individuals and groups with the challenges they are facing in both their professional and personal lives.
Strongly motivational and inspirational, Mike has a number of favourite quotes that he lives his life by:
“Example is not the main thing in influencing others; it is the only thing!” (Albert Schweitzer)