“The purpose of my message is to state in words my genuine appreciation for the impact you had on Takeda Canada. You were amazing. Your genuine combination of insights, lessons, humor and humility knocked me off my feet once again. Your impact was tangible. The feedback from the audience was awesome. So many people choose to seek me out to share their “Mike moment”, sometimes it was something they needed to hear, feel or action they needed to take. Your presence had impact for the rest of our meeting and beyond.”

Jill Archibald, Head of Customer Excellence, Takeda Canada

“Thank you for joining us for the Deloitte Tax & Legal partner conference. Your speech was both energizing and thought provoking. Thanks for sharing your invaluable insights, which couldn’t be timelier given the enormous disruption our firm faces over the coming years.”

Philippe Bélair, Managing Partner, Tax & Legal, Deloitte Canada

“One of our Top Clients just arrived back from Austin and shared with me how much he enjoyed your “Champion” presentation. Many thanks, Mike.”

Grahame Black, Director, Individual Insurance Sales, Manulife

“Thank you for delivering such an inspiring and informative session for our team.”

Marta Statella, Senior Marketing Manager, Channel Development EMEA, Starbucks Coffee Company

Thank you very much for your time today. Your presentation was FABULOUS!! Lots of great learnings.

Chris Stamper, Senior Vice President, Business Marketing Planning, TD Bank Group

“I cannot recall another speaker who seized the opportunity to personalize the message like you did. I was most impressed with how you took the time to socialize with our team the night before, had a genuine interest in their success,  and integrated much of what you discovered in that short time into your presentation and interactions with our team during your session the following day.  You did a wonderful job engaging our team and provided an excellent message, well done! Thank you for sharing your expertise as a story teller, and providing insights in a very compelling and charismatic manner. The team feedback was very positive, and the message well received. Providing personal signed copies of your book was a classy touch to cap off our experience.”

Steve Wallmer, Chief Sales Officer, Vice President, HUB International Barton

“Mike, thanks again for participating in our brand meeting yesterday. You were awesome. The feedback has been universally and enthusiastically positive.”

Betty DelBianco, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, Celestica

“Your messages were extremely well received, timely to what we are going through and presented in a way that really helped everyone engage.  Its always good to spend some time chuckling…and much of that laughter was likely directed at each of ourselves individually.  Making people uncomfortable in a fun way is actually a great way to drive self awareness.  I’ve taken away several of your quotes and now have them up on my white board!! Your candor and willingness to push our thinking was terrific.”

Tammi Lisson, SVP Operations, Canadian Banking, RBC Royal Bank

“Mike, a heartfelt thanks for your performance last Friday. I have received countless emails from colleagues commenting on the impact it made to their day. This is just the outcome we were looking for!”

Claire Clindinning, Human Performance Consultant, BMO Financial Group

Mike, we continue to receive amazing feedback on your presentation at the Roadshows. Employees really get the “investment” that we made bringing you in to motivate and inspire… Awesome! Thank you again for all you did to make these the best roadshows ever for the North American Phone Channel.

Valerie Mines, Senior Manager, Employee Experience and Engagement, NA Phone Channel Shared Services, TD Bank Group

Thank you for a fantastic session. Your delivery was amazing and I continue to receive extremely positive feedback. Everyone was thrilled at how you were able to keep the group engaged and energized throughout the entire session. Your ability to go with the flow, challenge appropriately, authenticity and dealing with unpredictability was extremely impressive. The Checklist of Champions is exactly what we needed to propel us into another epic year at Randstad Canada.

Faith Tull, Chief People Officer, Randstad Canada 

I can’t thank you enough for your WOW keynote presentation. I have had multiple delegates comment to me on what an excellent presentation it was. The whole message really resonated with me personally.

Jennifer Engele, Brand Communications Manager, Pharmasave Drugs (National) Ltd.


The feedback I have been receiving from my team has been overwhelmingly positive. The team has been thanking me throughout the day for bringing you in to speak to our group. All were very motivated and took something tangible away from the session.

Glenn Block, Vice President and Head U.S. Neurosciences, Merz North America


Mike rated amongst the highest of all inspirational speakers and guests we have invited to our Annual Team Meeting. Boomers to Millennials were immediately drawn to Mike’s message and powerful delivery.

Jim Case, CEO, Traveler’s Financial Group


Thank you for the terrific presentation and content at our 2015 National Sales Meeting. The way you involved our people was phenomenal. I am receiving outstanding feedback.

Dave O’Neil, General Manager, Zimmer of Canada


Amazing feedback from everyone!!!! Thank you for your impact.

Allan P. O’Dette, President & CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce


Thank you so much for pulling off a wonderful day. This day and workshop were so important to our Culture Plan and you totally delivered.  You nailed that delicate balance in getting the right message delivered in an uplifting but equally pragmatic manner.

Eric Bentz, President, Novartis Consumer Health, Canada


The conference was a great success and you were a very important part of that.

Frank Vettese, CEO, Deloitte Canada


It was a pleasure to work with you this week and a HUGE THANK YOU for the incredible performance at the Dell Canada Partner Summit. Your commitment, service and support were key to our success.

Michel Lagacé, Sr. Manager, Dell Canada Marketing


2 thoughts on “Testimonials


    Hi Mike, I was under your training @ DHL Nigeria, since then I have been following you and reading your articles.
    I must say you have been a mentor.
    Thank you as you lift me up.

  2. Martin Merkli

    Hi Mike:

    Just saw you at our, ” Ivari Session”, 2020-11-02.

    WOW ! You are Amped Up, Plugged In, In Tune, In Touch and On Time !

    You brought it up slow and then went all out for every millisecond after that!

    After I researched you . . . a Life of Practice and 100 % ALL IN !

    Thank You.


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