•Combining sustainable management with best-in-class process creation
• Provide your team with everything they need to work at their natural best
Building a Bookshelf
What we learn informs who we are
Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Pérez (Abrams, 2019)
Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment by Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony and Cass R. Sunstein (Little Brown Spark, 2021)
The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload by Daniel J. Levitin (Penguin Random House, 2014)
Fledgling by Octavia Butler (Grand Central Publishing, 2005)
“Dominator culture has tried to keep us all afraid, to make us choose safety instead of risk, sameness instead of diversity. Moving through that fear, finding out what connects us, revelling in our differences; this is the process that brings us closer, that gives us a world of shared values, of meaningful community.”
– bell hooks
Succeed as an Individual
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
– Anais Nin
working with others
Dont’t take my word for it – here’s what working with me sounds like
Royal Bank of Canada
Michael has extensive program and process management expertise and this was evident when I got a chance to work him. He has the added practical knoweldge and advantage of having applied those on small to large sized organizations and did not hesitate to share. It was a pleasure to work and interact with Michael during the set up of a large program and I look forward to future collaborations.
I was thankful that Michael also knew how to get different cultures to work together and deliver on time to produce the best results possible. He is a tremendous gamification architect who understands the processes of strategy, implementation and risk management. In essence, I would say that Michael is in the top 1% of his field as a Digital Producer and as a project manager. I was thankful that Michael also knew how to get different cultures to work together and deliver on time to produce the best results possible.
Michael is one of the smartest people I’ve met and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to work with him. His broad experience and knowledge, coupled with his unending pursuit of new learning make him a go-to source for guidance on almost any topic. His specialty is in organizing and developing new processes, using data as a foundation for designing efficiencies, and creating documentation to sustain them. While being a leader, Michael never makes anyone feel inferior. He treats each person, even the newest intern, as an equal – a colleague who wants to get to know you, and engage in an exchange of ideas, not press a one-way flow of information and dictation.
Michael is one of the best managers I’ve had in my professional career. He was clearly interested in helping me grow into a more senior role and pushed me to do it. Every time I ran into a difficult situation he provided help and, even though he was always there and tracking progress, I never felt micro-managed by him. I’ve always believed that the best managers are the ones that people around them better at their jobs, and Michael is one of them. His patience and willingness to help always motivated me to do my best. Even after years of not working together anymore, I’ve always relied on him for advice and mentorship.
Statistics, opinions, round-ups, daydreams…and, sometimes, I’m just spilling my beans.
Some Brands I’ve Worked With
And we created together!
Helped program teams develop meaningful value inside of their customer rewards and loyalty transformation initiatives.
Redesigned website UX/UI as well as managed creative updates for their brand. Local volunteer work for a sustainable community of farm-to-table that was a joy to do!
Led a team of Project/Program managers to successfully enable full enterprise software integration development between GoToConnect and RIM’s backend that greatly enhanced communications.
Within 3 months, eliminated 60% of operations tool costs by eliminating unnecessary tools and enabled executive visibility on project workflows. Simultaneously increased project delivery capacity 50+%.
Led a program team of 11 independent groups from film directors/producers to digital innovators on the cutting edge of web technology, to educators and more! All while designing the game system behind the system – an amazing experience!
Utilized Six Sigma and Lean methods to reduce employee operating costs by over 1Mil through vendor partnerships that significantly scaled back hardware requirements internationally.
Could this be you?
Led design and development of gamified SaaS platform to improve delivery of products, services, and more efficiently match customers to content creators.