Michael Patterson is a speaker, trainer, author, and career coach with over twelve years' experience developing managers and employees. Mike has been in the banking profession for over 20 years, beginning his career right out of high school as a teller, and advanced to AVP of Branch Operations for a $1 billion bank.
Mike facilitates workshops on diverse topics such as leadership, coaching, employee development and retention, sales, service, communication skills, and emotional intelligence. Mike frequently visits high schools to discuss interviewing techniques and business ethics.
Mike relies on his extensive experience to incorporate personal stories into his presentations. His use of analogies help bridge the gap between what participants already know and understand, and the message he is conveying. Audiences find his presentations to be informative, fun, engaging, and enlightening. With the ability to relate to different generations and experience levels, his material is relevant to high school students and corporate CEOs.
Mike is also the author of three books. Sit Stay Succeed offers an innovative approach on employee development. Managers who don't know where to begin can take lessons from man's best friend to coach, motivate, and develop employees. The KIMBA Principle provides managers with a 5-step module on how to determine the underlying cause of employee performance issues. It was adapted from a principle Mike developed and has trained for managers in coaching and leadership workshops. Promotions Are Not Served At The Deli Counter is a straight-forward guide for how to really succeed and get promoted in the workforce. It is filled with many analogies and personal stories from Mike's own career and experiences coaching and mentoring employees.
Mike's style of presenting will keep your audience engaged, and his message will leave them energized and excited to apply the principles learned the moment they walk out of the room.
Mike is a member of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD). He is an affiliated faculty with Business Nova Consulting. When not training, Mike is a registered Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) wrestling referee. He is a volunteer with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Bucks County PA, and is a member of the Bensalem Drug & Alcohol Advisory Board . He is an avid sports fan and political junkie.
Mike lives in suburban Philadelphia with his wife Ann and two dogs, Baleigh and Kimba.
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