training and coaching of individuals and groups within these organizations
ranges from principles to executive management to unionized personnel. Mike has
coached executives and managers in the following organizations:
Delaware Department of Human Resources; IBM; Abitibi Consolidated,
Iroquois Falls; Emco; Abitibi Price, Inc., Thunder Bay; Velcro; Abitibi
Consolidated, Kenora; Steelcase; Hammond Manufacturing; Polypenco; George
Sheard Fabrics; G.E. Multilin; U.S. Federal Job Core; CFWD/Strive; Duek and
Associates; Gerrie Electric; Rockwell Automation; Mancor Canada; Lennox
Industries; Edwards Canada; Labatts Breweries; and Cami
Mikes undergraduate work focused on Business Administration at
the University of Maryland. His graduate level work has been directed toward
the field of organizational development and systems thinking. He is currently
engaged in ongoing study in the fields of ontology and
primarily employs the phenomenological method of coaching. This is a behavioral
model of human interaction with the world. The premise is that peoples
response to their environment is a direct result of the structure of their
interpretations about the environment. Success in life is the practice of
taking appropriate actions given the world that we encounter.
Without changing ones interpretation of the environment, it is unlikely
that a person will take different actions. Different actions are
required to create different results.
Mikes coaching assists others in consciously accelerating
shifts in their perception of themselves, others, and the world. As
executives shift how they perceive their challenges and goals, their teams, and
themselves, they can take new actions. They can step
forward and lead others as well into new realms of possibility. New
actions engender new experiences, which become the basis of new
success of executives, by nature of their leadership position, is dramatically
affected by their ability to enroll others in their viewpoints and missions.
This elevates the importance of relationship skills to higher levels.
Executives that develop new competencies in this domain bring an expanding
opportunity for success to their companies. They increase the effectiveness of
relationships with their peers, workforces, and customers.