Personal and Business Transformations
Partnering with Individuals and Organizations to Create Powerful Personal and Business Transformations
Individuals and organizations love engaging with Michael through speaking presentations, events, webinars and coaching. Through his keen insights, masterful coaching and experiential training approach, Michael quickly reveals a depth of knowledge and understanding that enables him to create powerful personal and business transformations.
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Michael Stratford was phenomenal. For someone to get on stage and share their own uniqueness and genius with the group and really bring that group and their information to life is phenomenal.
Michael Stratford is an entertaining, dynamic and skilled presenter. He transports his audience directly into the story of his message. Experiencing a presentation by Michael is like attending a performance art exhibition, a multi-media show and a rock concert all wrapped up in one. His message leaves the audience truly uplifted and inspired.
VP of Program Development
The Ultimate Life Tool
Canadian Feed the Children had the great fortune to have Michael Stratford as part of our team during a critical time. Michael’s workshop may only have lasted for two days in our office, but the positive effects of those two days have stayed with staff, both professionally and personally, to this day and I don’t expect that to stop. Even now, months later, staff will reference something that they took away from those two days and have applied.
Every organization, of any size, would benefit from having Michael working with their team players, and joining their team through his workshops and presentations. I can confidently say that I speak for all of us here.
Director of Development
Canadian Feed the Children
Michael is the most amazing presenter I’ve ever seen. He has an uncanny ability to reach every person in the audience. He’s like a cross between Robin Williams and the Dalai Lama. He’s funny, empathetic, compassionate, smart, and very, very skilled at helping people find radical new ways to address their challenges.
The Consciousness Playground
Our group was recently privileged to hear a presentation by Michael Stratford on Masterful Feedback. Michael gave us a copy of his profile and asked us what topic we would like him to speak on. I couldn’t understand how he could be so flexible in his options, since most speakers offer you their topic.
After I heard his presentation, I knew exactly what made him exceptional. Michael’s unique approach deals with the person and their needs, and packages approaches and responses in a dignified, tactful and effective way. I was so moved by Michael’s presentation that I actually felt guilty for how I’d handled situations in the past. The good news is now I know how to approach these situations in the future.
I feel I have significantly improved my value as an HR Professional and as a person after hearing Michael’s presentation. He’s a real find.”
Member, Board of Directors
Michael not only teaches masterful competencies but is masterful in every part of his engagement and delivery. His creativity, intelligence and connection to his students create a wonderful learning environment.
The learning in the Provocation Series was invaluable. After 13 years of coaching I gained some new insight into my role as a coach and how this expanded role can be effective in provoking transformation in clients. I was able to immediately put some new tools into practice and enjoyed witnessing what it created in my clients.
The course was deep and I look forward to getting to deeper levels with some of the techniques, tools and ideas that were presented.
Professional Coaching Australia
I was extremely pleased to be part of the Michael Stratford Masterful Provocation webinar series. Michael easily takes you through an experience that is so incredibly deep you do not even realize what is happening and then it happened and you are forever transformed. I am grateful to have gone through this transformation and would recommend Michael to everyone that is looking to reach down within their soul and pull out all that stuff that needs to be reviewed, kept or deleted.
Professional Coach & Human Capital Consultant
Michael is indeed a masterful provocateur who brings a light yet challenging touch to the work that he unfolded before us. He interwove information with practical examples and techniques most elegantly, which enabled learning to happen for me naturally. We participants were always being challenged to question where we were, what assumptions we were making and to dig deeper than was comfortable, which brought valuable insights and results in the moment.
I thoroughly recommend this Provocation (or Evocateur) programme for any coach who wants to take their coaching to a deeper and more expansive level in service of their clients work. Be prepared to engage and look at where you need provoking!
Executive Coach, United Kingdom
Do you like the ‘knocking your brain’ game? Then Michael’s course is the one you can enjoy. Or if you need more lenses to see the world, you can get a good one from ‘Michael’s life lens store!’
Michael knows his material, both in his head and in his heart. I was drawn into the material, and experienced shifts as I participated in the exercises provided during the sessions. A great breadth and depth are covered, all of which are strangely familiar. I think Michael presents truth, which is always simple, yet sometimes harsh.
Michael is especially gifted at creating a space that allows participants to experience learning at a deep personal level; and this in turn models how we can coach our clients more powerfully. He allows us to take ownership of the material and apply it at our own pace, both to our own personal growth and to our work with clients.
For a professional coach or anyone who inspires, motivates, and guides as part of their job, having a model and mentor like Michael can make a big difference in your overall effectiveness.
Aspyrre Professional Coaching Services
Michael is an exceptional talent to draw the best out of individuals. He has challenged me to step out of my comfort zone on multiple levels, which has brought me to a call to action, and the results for me have been very rewarding. I am no longer bound by the stories and the energies that do not serve me.
Michael is truly gifted at bringing out the brilliance in everyone
Michael Stratford is an Organizational Development practitioner of the highest caliber. His lessons, inspiration and guidance have proven invaluable to me. The things Michael taught me transformed me. He opened my eyes to new possibilities and to ‘think the unthinkable’.
Michael Y.Brenner, Ed.D.
Senior Partner in Leadership Firm,
Inspire! Imagine! Innovate!
Partial Client List
- Blizzard Entertainment
- Cisco Systems
- Edwards Life Sciences
- Ford Motor Company
- General Motors
- Great Life Technologies
- Leading Initiatives Worldwide
- Vertex Corporation
- Wells Fargo
- The Whirlpool Corporation
- Brandman University
- Chapman College Leadership Services Committee
- SXSW – Austin Music Conference
Not for Profit and Associations
- Cal SAE
- ISPI (International Society for Performance Improvement)
- International Coach Federation Local Chapters
- United States
- Los Angeles
- New Jersey
- Philadelphia Area Coaches Alliance
- San Diego
- San Francisco Bay Area
- Las Vegas
- Orange County
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Sydney, Australia
- Copenhagen, Denmark
- International Coach Federation National Conference (Multiple Times)
- Product SoCal Conference
- San Francisco Bay Area Conference
- Southeast Regional Coaching Conference