Mike is a leadership coach with over 20 years experience in leadership and organisational development.
He has worked with senior managers and management teams in a wide range of sectors including pharmaceuticals, food manufacturing, chemical processing and construction helping them to tackle performance improvement, culture change, organizational development, behavioural change and career development challenges. He has also recently been working on programmes designed to enable clients to embed a leadership approach based on coaching principles into their organisational culture.
He has designed and delivered modular development programmes for a wide range of blue chip private sector clients and he has extensive public sector experience particularly in Higher Education and National and Local Government. This has included the facilitation of high level development centres.
Mike founded Sogno in 2004 after developing his consultancy career with Austin Knight and cpcr. He has worked with the following clients on the design and delivery of learning and coaching interventions: – Jaguar Cars, Engineering Employers Federation, Durham Business School, Greggs plc, Twinings, Eaga Partnership, Sunderland Teaching Primary Care Trust, Gateshead College, Northern Doctors Urgent Care, Newcastle University, Wellstream, Technology Services Group, Siemens Power Generation, Middlesbrough Borough Council, Hartlepool Borough Council, One NorthEast, Pfizer, Right Hand HR, Stepney Bank Stables, University of Northumbria, Dunlop Tyres, South Tyneside Borough Council, University of Sunderland, Tyne Metropolitan College, Darlington Borough Council, Koppers UK, Corbridge Medical Group, Exwold Technology, Your Homes Newcastle, York St John University, Nokia and Ernst and Young.
Along with holding a Post Grad Diploma in Coaching for Organizational Excellence Mike is an NLP Practitioner and Young Enterprise volunteer. He is qualified to British Psychological Soc. Level B, a Member of European Mentoring and Coaching Council, and a Myers Briggs expert. Mike has actively led Sogno’s development of drama based learning over the last three years.