We had the opportunity to work with Michael on a Coaching Skills for Leaders program that was designed to develop the skills of our newer Supervisors and Managers, many of whom had not been in supervisory roles before. The feedback we received from the participants was very positive. Michael asked them what they wanted to learn from the session, and then tailored the program to meet their needs. He is a very experienced and effective communicator, and was able to involve all the participants in a positive way with his professional and pleasant demeanor. He genuinely cares about what the participants take away from the training, and that he has met their needs. We highly recommend Michael to any organization who is looking to develop coaching skills in their team.
I worked with Michael @ INSPIRE on a Management Development Program for first-time managers and supervisors. I was very pleased with his collaborative style, his desire to understand our team’s current situation and how the training could provide both long term development outcomes as well as techniques our managers could implement immediately. Michael provided relevant content that aligned with our company values and goals for the program. He built trust and credibility quickly which allowed the group to absorb the material in a personalized way that I know will increase their ability to retain and use the training day to day. We will work with Michael again.
Finding a vendor that has the openness and willingness to customize a training program is always a challenge. Additionally, having a facilitator that can gain the trust of an audience through credibility and good humour is equally difficult to find. The quality of Michael's program was solid from an instructional design stand point, and equally so, from the delivery style. Michael did a great job of customizing a professional development program that focused on experiential learning to address all learning styles. It had just the right amount of theory to provide a framework for all of our employees to be grounded with, and enabled all employees, regardless of experience to build their tool box of skills. Participants could hit the ground running and apply their skills which they learned in real time. This learning intervention helped improve a key client metric that is very important to us at Traction.
I've had the pleasure in participating in two different programs facilitated by Michael. The 1st session had a profound impact, so much so that we pursued hiring Michael to come in and run a program focused on maximizing the client experience. I can't say enough about his knowledge/experience and his ability to engage a group of people looking to improve personally and professionally.
Michael was instrumental to helping our mid management upgrade their skills via delivering a very cool leadership development program! Everyone who attended was able to connect with Michael, his style is unique in that he is not just a trainer, not a consultant but a partner in their growth, he has no ego, he is not after personal agenda, he really deeply cares about everyone's path of growth and is there to help! Very humble, tremendously knowledgeable, open minded and amazing to work with!
We invited INSPIRE CANADA to help us implement a continuous, pro-active feedback system, in lieu of our existing bi-annual performance reviews. Feedback for Success is a great system that helps everyone to deal with issues in a personal, logical, structured manner without emotions getting in the way. Our entire team has embraced the concept and it is being used on a day-to-day basis to deal with any issues that arise, as well as for our formal reviews. It is working very well.
Michael is a visionary and a leader. We engaged Michael to support the Universal Helicopters leadership team transition into a high performing team. The leadership knowledge and skills Michael taught us enabled our team to tackle current business issues immediately which helped embed the learning. Our whole organization has benefited from the leadership skills and processes from Michael and Inspire Canada. I would personally like to thank Michael for his hard work and dedication he showed us through our process and I look forward to working with him in the future.
Michael has the ability to transform a group of people into a high-performing team. He recently provided a 6 month Engagement & Development Program to a global cross functional team which supports our sales process resulting in the creation of a high functioning team with strong communication skills. He has the unique ability to inspire individuals in a team to utilize the skills and collaboration tools presented. He provided excellent business leadership skills and his recommendations and feedback was extremely valuable. I strongly recommend Michael and Inspire Canada and look forward to working with him again in the future.
Michael is an exceptional business leader and truly an expert in his field. Recently, his team facilitated a very successful session on global communication and collaboration for my team. The group's feedback was overwhelmingly positive. I would definitely recommend Michael and his team to anybody. I also expect to use them again in the future myself.
The Clear Leadership program facilitated by Michael at Inspire Canada has had a profound impact on our Company. Our Team Members continue to utilize the Clear Leadership tools on a daily basis to be more efficient and collaborative in their daily conversations. The result has been simply amazing. [...] The kudos all goes to you Michael. It is needless to say I will not hesitate to recommend Inspire Canada, and the Clear Leadership program, to other individuals and Teams looking for a better way to communicate, with clarity.