Mike has multiple degrees from three of Australia’s best Universities in Human Resources, Business Systems and Management. Mike moved to Calgary Canada in 2004 where he married Denise and is blessed with 2 great children.
He began his career working with Australia’s largest Bank working in the program office managing the merger of four international divisions totaling 1500 person into a new entity using the “one kitchen multiple dining room strategy”. Progressive career advancements and advance degrees saw Mike working in the Organizational Strategy Team of the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance managing the Strategic Planning Process, Management Reporting and Performance Measurement and Monitoring efforts. When Mike moved to Canada he was a Manager for a large Telco, then IT Consulting company and a partner with a leading Calgary based Management Consulting company for 8 years before he took on the challenge of President of an international technology consulting and product company.
John Maxwell (the worlds #1 Leadership expert) became a mentor to Mike in 1998 and they have travelled internationally sharing the speakers platform and delivering leadership training and coaching since.
Mike has been recognized by his Management Consulting peers and awarded an FCMC (Fellow Certified Management Consultant by Canadian Association of Management Consultants).
Mike believes in community building and has volunteered his time in the following areas:
- Coach to his children’s sports teams,
- Chair of CMC Canada,
- Member of the Calgary Stampede Parade Committee,
- Member Center Street Church HR&C Committee of the Board.
- Teaching team member for the Canadian division of “the4thmusketeer”
- Teaching partner of Deeper (Hearing God’s voice for others) at Center Street Church
- Leader of Encounter God’s Presence Weekend held 3 times a year at Center Street Church
- And other present and past community building volunteer roles.
Mike has enjoyed the benefits of being in a CEO peer forum for about 4 years and is excited to now bring this opportunity to more people by partnering with Convene.
During his career, Mike often felt the burden to do more “significant” work than “success” focused work and loves the opportunity to come along side business leaders in a consistent relationship seeking God’s wisdom and delivering business success.
Today Mike’s professional life is focused on partnering with Christian business leaders who are part of his Convene Forum and his Management Consulting and coaching practices.
About Our Team
Convene’s mission is to connect, equip, and inspire Christian CEOs and business owners to grow exceptional businesses, become higher-impact leaders and honor God. Through peer-to-peer and executive coaching insight. Growing toward increased personal and business impact. Leading to an ultimate Kingdom legacy.
Mike offers independent professional Management Consulting Services in the following areas:
- Developing Business & Action Plans
- Leadership Development
- Problem solving thinking partner
- M&A Integration Planning
- IS & People Integrated Planning
- Program Management Oversight
- Technology selection
Mike is a certified leadership coach and trainer with the distinguished John Maxwell Group. Although a consultant at heart Mike understands the value of coaching for personal and professional excellence. Divorce and co-parenting is part of Mike’s personal life and thus part of his coaching practice for people to achieve success in the personal life as well as professional.