A former Human Resource professional, Mike now works primarily with senior leaders and teams to develop and implement communities of collaborative performance. He enjoys working with diverse client teams at all levels to build alignment and enable change that is sustainable and strategic. Mike has 30+ years consulting/coaching experience working in a wide range of industries and working environments as a designer, facilitator, coach, and project team lead on major cultural change initiatives. His experience includes initiatives in petroleum refining, telecommunications, financial services, healthcare, and insurance systems.

Mike moved to Anacortes,Wa in the San Juan Islands in 2006 Mike and founded AMJ Group, a solo practice focused on developing peer level manager’s collaborative work communities. Prior to arriving in Anacortes,, Mike founded Vitalwork, Inc. a diverse Organizational Development firm, in Rochester, NY. From 1989 to early 2011 Mike served Vitalwork as CEO and Senior Consultant. He has directly overseen several projects at both Eastman Kodak and Xerox Corporations that directly impacted those businesses’ ability to deliver new products to market in a timelier, higher quality manner. He also designed and led the implementation process for Frontier Communications as it moved its employee base from a regulated telecom to an open market business operating model.

Since 2012 Mike has served as a member of the Adjunct Faculty for Western Washington University’s MBA program focusing on Managing Organizations and People.

More recently (2016) Mike has affiliated with Vistage Worldwide. He currently serves as an advisor and council to CEO's and Executives of mid-size businesses in the Northwest Washington area.

Speaking Topics

The Trapeze Effect -Performance that Defies the Past

Developing Engagement Intelligence

Building a Culture of Authenticity

Addressing the Collaborative Paradox

Designing for Difficult Conversations

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