Michael Stanleigh, Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and Certified Speaking Professional (CSP)

“Increase the effectiveness and efficiency of your organization’s processes, programs and projects.”

Michael Stanleigh has a reputation for helping business leaders get to the root cause of their business problems and generating effective solutions. As a result he has been fortunate to consult and advise some of the most admired organizations in the world. As a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), and CEO of Business Improvement Architects, a Canadian corporation that helps organizations optimize organizational performance, Michael shares his consulting wisdom and secrets for operational success with audiences around the world to help others succeed.

His broad experience and expertise in operational effectiveness has helped his clients achieve their goals. They usually hire him as a management consultant when they are struggling with change; possibly due to a sale, spin-off, buy-out or because the organization may have hit a growth ceiling. A Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Michael guides them so that they are able to achieve their improvement goals; teaching their people how to apply effective processes to: optimize strategy and leadership, innovate to excel, manage projects successfully and improve quality.

Those who have come to know and love Michael have referred to him as the "Energizer Bunny” because he is always on the go; travelling around the globe to serve his international clients. His approach to life is to help others succeed; he places other people’s interests first, is a great listener and is always receptive to new ideas. He is constantly working on ways to help serve; one example is the popular and easy to use free self-assessment tools and innovative products he has developed to help improve productivity.

Michael Stanleigh’s engaging personality, energy and good humour immediately comes through when you meet him and translates on stage as well. This is why his keynote presentations have always wowed audiences. Michael’s motto is to “add value” and so he loads his high energy presentations with rich content, factual research trends and business stories of excellence and success that inspire, motivate and teach. Michael is a consummate storyteller and entertainer and likes to get to know his audiences. He always tailors his presentation content so that it’s relevant for each audience and this translates into positive reviews. Michael has spoken to people across the globe; Australia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, USA and Eastern Europe.

Michael’s work in project management has been leading edge. As a result, in 2005, the Project Management Institute, the World’s leading association for project management professionals, ran a feature article about him in their July issue of PM Network magazine and published his picture on the cover of the issue. He is also an avid author; his numerous articles have been published in over 500 magazines and industry publications.

Michael is on faculty at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Gardiner Centre as well as the American Society for Quality and holds a board member position on the Ontario Institute of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants as Council Member.


He is a certified member of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC Canada), professional member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS), member of the Global Speakers Federation and a senior member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ).

Leaders say that Michael brings the unique combination of practical ideas and high-level big picture thinking into their organizations. He will inspire your people to greater vision, challenge them with new insights, and leave them with practical strategies to create the organization of the future. Similarly, he is a person capable of inspiring your audience to positive action.


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