Michael is the President of The LEAN Consulting Group Ltd. where he leads a team of dedicated consultants, referred to as “The Implementation People” who are dedicated in helping people and organizations change. He is a recognized change expert leveraging what he learned managing telecommunications in the technical services branch of Transport Canada Aviation for 15 years implementing TQM and quality management to health care. He has over 14 years experience in leading change initiatives in health care. He specializes in LEAN, helping organizations establish a self sustaining LEAN culture that create measurable results. Michael is a University of Winnipeg graduate, holding Bachelors Degrees in both Arts and Science. He received his MBA from California Coast University. He was awarded The Canadian Association of Professional Speakers Presentation Mastery Award for Speaking Excellence in 2004. He was a finalist in the 1998 World Championship of Public Speaking. He received his Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association and The International Federation for Professional Speaking in July 2009, one of only 651 worldwide holding the designation. In October 2013 he received his LEAN Black Belt for Health Care from The Institute of Industrial Engineers. Michael is a member of The Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, Toastmasters International, The Canadian Association for Therapeutic Humour, The Society of American Magicians and The University of Winnipeg Alumni Association. On a personal note, Michael loves performing as a professional magician and lives with his wife and two daughters in Winnipeg, Manitoba.