No matter what you do, you’re a leader and you’re a coach. The two are inseparable from each other. Leading without coaching is malpractice. It’s short-sighted, unsustainable and selfish. On the other hand, “leading like a coach” is when you enable, not mandate. You inspire, not intimidate. You expand, not constrict. You make people happy, not miserable – including yourself.

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Testimonials

“Mike was FFFFANTASTIC! I have been overwhelmed with positive feedback. “

Kate Daniels, Director, Office of the Deputy Minister British Columbia Ministry of Energy

"Congratulations on an absolutely fabulous session with our sales team in Puerto Rico last month. The session was rated as the top session for the entire event. The halls reverberate with confounding Lipkinisms now!"

Gaurav Rastogi, Head of Global Sales Effectiveness, Infosys Technologies Ltd.

To say that they loved you is seriously under-stating it. Holy CROW!! I mean, when you run a Conference for a bunch of auditors – people who MAKE THEIR LIVING CRITICIZING PEOPLE -- you just stay ready for lots of “helpful suggestions.” The only thing any of us heard about your talk was “Oh my gosh it was just wonderful!” Seriously – they loved you, and so did I! You were just exactly the perfect opening-day speaker for us; you had us up and running all week, and quoting you the whole time! You were a HUGE HIT with a very difficult audience!

Mary Barnett, President, Association of College and University Auditors

"I've never seen (our delegates) give anyone a standing ovation until they gave one to you! Your energy, your humor and your pearls of wisdom were all so valued. You left us feeling better for having interacted with you. Very generous, gracious and motivating!"

Brad Taylor , Human Resource Director, General Mills

I wanted to personally thank you for making our day yesterday FANTASTIC!! Your energy, enthusiasm and awesome sense of humour resonated with everyone -- I honestly have never seen so many smiles on their faces at the same time. I will definitely keep you on the top of my list for referrals in the future.

Cheryl Frost, Senior Audit Manager (A), Finance & Revenue Audit Service Team, Ontario Internal Audit Division