What our clients have to say... 

Mike is a powerful leader, motivator and communicator. He is highly respected by his peers, facilitates collaboration while seamlessly breaking down barriers and opening up the flow of positive interactions at all levels. He is influential, always solutions orientated, and leads from the front. With his love of people and wealth of experience, Mike has a very strong proposition in the area of people development, coaching and training.

John Dixon | CEO | Publicis Groupe Africa

Mike’s coaching helped me grow in my own personal capacity, as well as on-the-job insights. This journey was an absolute eye opener to ways of managing myself, my staff, and the relationships with my clients, in a more effective manner. Mike is not only an inspiring leader, but more importantly a leader that leads with his integrity first and foremost.

Dru Mincher | Business Director | Prodigious Worldwide


Mike is a great coach! His use of varied coaching techniques helped me get to the crux of an area that was challenging me. The lessons learnt and wisdom gained have helped change my way of looking at challenging situations and how to get through or around them. I highly recommend Mike for individual, management and group coaching

Sam Presbury | Managing Director | MSL


A few people get the opportunity to come across motivated, inspirational and driven individuals like Mike. I’ve had the pleasure to work with him as my mentor, he has exceptional expertise in leadership, coaching and steering one in the right direction. I am very confident in my journey and where I am headed with his help and he has my highest recommendation.

Reuben Masithela | Creative Director | 864 Group

Mike is one of the most conscious men I've worked with. He has consulted with us on getting more men involved in women's leadership work, and we have implemented his suggestions with great success. He reads broadly and always adds a really interesting perspective both from a diversity perspective, but also from an intelligent well-thought through perspective.

Helen Nicholson | CEO | The Networking Company


I attended Mike’s New Manager Program which he created for Publicis Groupe. He is an amazing facilitator and reminded me of so many things I had forgotten over the years and how to re-apply these tools in my professional and personal life. With his commitment, genuine passion for human development and relatability, I not only immensely benefited from his sessions, I watched my peers grow and implement the learnings in their everyday life. Having a session with Mike is like listening to an explosive Podcast of Dale Carnegie’s much read book, “How to Win Friends and Influence People”

Tamlyn Bischofberger | Digital Ops Director| Publicis Media


Mike does not adopt a cookie cutter approach to his coaching, he really gets to know you on an individual basis and develops a toolkit specific to your unique needs. These tools are easily integrated into your everyday life and the results are astounding.  I would recommend Mike to anybody who is ready to make meaningful and lasting changes to their life.

Camilla Krog | Managing Director | Be One SA


Mike is an exceptional leader who is able to simplify the complex. He has a keen sense of organisational dynamics and is a master communicator. I believe that Mike's diverse and deep experience allows him to operate at a strategic level whilst keeping a clear operational perspective.

Heather Watson | Chief Talent Officer | The Awethu Project

I was lucky enough to undergo a leadership training programme with Mike whilst he was still with the Publicis Groupe. I found his approach extremely helpful in that it offered wonderful tools and advice that I am easily and practically able to apply in real situations. He has impeccable ethics and an approachable persona which makes it easier to open up and honestly share personal concerns and challenges. You can tell that he is passionate about making a difference in people's lives, and that he is committed to helping them achieve their career (and personal growth) goals.

Laura Brady | Agency Lead | Arc Worldwide

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