For over twenty years now Mike has used his acumen in business planning and applied coaching and training to help business owners and managers and their employees achieve improved outcomes and increased growth for their enterprises. Believing that it “all begins with a great plan but shouldn’t end there”, he has developed processes to help implement change throughout the management and operational levels of a wide variety of companies as diverse as construction, mechanical services, food service, manufacturing and retail.
Mike helps owners struggling with business issues understand that further growth may not be the first priority. Through review and assessment of current challenges he applies the proven “plan, train, engage, impact” model to identify and implement the most effective means of achieving outcomes necessary to sustain business. And then, to plan for managed growth.
Earlier in his career he developed a strong business foundation working several years in various management positions for one of Canada’s largest financial institutions. He is also currently an associate of The PACE Network, a dynamic group of specialized business consultants working with a growing list of SMEs.
Outside of work he and his wife enjoy varied family activities and travel, including most recently, a trip to Switzerland and Italy. His current focus – a perennial springtime promise to spend more time becoming a passable golfer.
What clients have said…
"I enjoyed the course immensely and was very impressed with the course content. It was well presented and very interesting. The benefits of this course, I have found are numerous. For example, cost control, increased productivity and safety. I have, since taking the course, set up goals and I intend to make every effort to achieve them. I would recommend this course to other managers."
Manager - Natural gas infrastructure company, Kingston ON
"The retention ability and confidence levels of the individuals participating has improved. The best development from this course is that our supervisors now understand and can better cope with responsibilities of supervision. All employees involved agreed that your teaching ability and dedication were to be commended."
V.P. & Treasurer - energy service company, Kingston ON
"I personally found Mike to be a very professional training consultant who conducted himself with confidence in both his material and his presentation. The evaluation of both Mike as an instructor and the program material were very favourable. The Division Managers were impressed with the format of the presentation and the degree to which the material can be utilized in their everyday work responsibilities."
General Manager - National retail firm, Canada
"My experience with the self-directed programme concerning sales management was very positive and beneficial. Because the programme was carefully monitored by facilitator Michael Gallagher, my natural tendency to drift was not a factor. Mike has excellent skills and applies them well. I also found that I could apply course content immediately to the workplace."
President & General Manager - Recreational sales company, Kingston ON