I help people, teams, and organizations embrace their creativity and design better, more human experiences. As a strategist, facilitator, and experience designer, I’m brought in to challenge the status quo, shake up traditional thinking, and open up new possibilities. You can learn more about me below, and by exploring my company’s website.
Mike knows how to read a room and carry a strategy session like few can, and that makes everyone’s work that much easier. I strongly recommend Mike.
—Xavier Hughes, Head of Growth, Stae + Former Chief Innovation Officer for Obama Administration
As a facilitator, I focus on upgrading the way you do things:
» Workshops to inspire learning, spark creativity, and design action plans that move teams forward
» Strategy consulting to make teams and organizations more effective at working together
» Presentations and programs to help people better collaborate
Mike’s ability to create a focused and collaborative environment resulted in a strategy session that produced more than I could have hoped for.
—Sylvester Mobley, Executive Director, Coded by Kids
Want to create some change?
As a craftsman, I bring strategic thinking and creative ideas to projects:
» Creative direction and brand strategy
» Storytelling, creative writing, and copywriting
» Marketing, content strategy, and communications
» Business development and strategy
Mike is a thoughtful and adaptive facilitator who skillfully guided my team to explore fresh ways of thinking about our current project. Our full-day workshop was a highly productive and enjoyable day that led us to greater clarity and excitement about what’s ahead.
—Michaela Ahearn, Creative Strategy and Integrated Communications, University of Pennsylvania
Need some help with a project?
Our team left extremely energized and motivated to carry momentum forward. Mike was integral in the success of our 2018 planning.
—Shelby Zitelman, Co-Founder and CEO, Soom Foods
A bit more about how I work
I don’t believe in traditional thinking, so I prefer to pitch myself as a non-traditional person.
I believe in collaboration. Co-creation. I believe in forming a team of the best, brightest people, with a shared intention, and working together in harmony to deliver a specific outcome.
It does not matter who employs whom, nor does it matter what titles people hold nor what their resume is made of.
What matters is shared intent. Shared desire. Shared willingness to roll up the sleeves and get shit done. aka attitude and hustle, blended with humility and decency.
I work with people who stand out from the crowd, so we can create projects that mirror bits of our reflection. I work with those who believe in themselves and their purpose, and strive to be better today than they were yesterday. You may not entirely know this about yourself, but you certainly exude it and live it.
As such, I’m always looking for the next exploratory conversation and opportunity; for the chance to chat with someone and learn who they are, what drives them, and why they do what they do.
Want to explore an opportunity?
Mike put together a great day of programming and delivered an excellent presentation to help our sales people become leaders in their space.
—Chris Corbett, VP of Sales, CloudMine