Overall Philosophy: I operate a personal practice. In other words, you get me and only me! My overall goal is to integrate myself into your initiative quickly – helping to build a sustainable solution that is crafted to your unique needs. I like to develop fast – helping you to get pilots and solutions to the launch pad quickly.

Areas of Focus: I have been consulting and delivering measurable results to organizations of all sizes for the last ten years. My areas of focus include:

Organizational Development:  This is where I bring the full force of my experience of helping organizations to manage their business as an integrated system – driven by the game-changing LEARN PLAN DO management philosophy and supported by various performance improvement models such as the Purpose-Process-People framework.

Leadership Development:  Nothing works without working leaders. I can help you develop your leadership capabilities at both the organizational and personal levels.

At the organizational level, the focus is on developing a “distributed leadership system” that brings empowerment, capability, and accountability to all levels of the organization.

At the personal level, I will show you how to create development paths that facilitate the leadership growth of individuals in the most compelling ways.

Getting Started:  It all begins with a free and consultative “white-board” session (usually two to three hours) where I learn about your unique challenge. Email me at to begin the process of creating meaningful change within your organization.

Mike communicates a vision for leadership and organizational excellence which begins with service to humanity, personal commitment, and relationship development; and extends through approaches for operational excellence to solidify organizational transformation. With his engaging, humorous and humble style, and with his background as Dean Emeritus for the University of Toyota, Mike is so eminently and uniquely positioned to assist leading organizations as they journey toward transformational excellence.

Amir Dan Rubin 

President and CEO

Stanford Hospital and Clinics


Mike is a skilled facilitator who demonstrates exceptional partnership with his clients and is genuinely committed to their long term success. He has a unique capacity to inspire confidence in a leadership team to tackle the complex job of improving an organization by making it compelling, accessible and manageable.  Beyond this, Mike is committed to fostering great character and authenticity in leaders. He is a true change agent.  

Mary K. Campbell, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice President Career Services 

University of Southern California


A few of the brands I have had the privilege to work with!