Mike has a B.A. in Business Administration. His professional career has allowed him to use his skills as a Senior Business Analyst, Project Leader, Trainer and Manager at several different companies in Illinois and Minnesota. He has received an employee recognition award three times at two different companies and was mentioned in Who's Who in Business.
He has also been a mentor and instructor for over two decades. He was the recipient of the Educational Stakeholder Award for MN School District 279 (Maple Grove High School) for his work with the principal as an involved,concerned parent.
After collaborating with youth, adults, parents, educators and other colleagues, Mike decided to create the 'Next Steps 2 Success' program to:
- promote the value of education and importance of making good life choices
- assist others with their career planning and job search
- assist others with establishing their financial goals
He is an experienced facilitator/instructor and uses an integrated teaching approach that includes discussion, exercises, writing, video presentations and role playing to enhance the attendees' learning experience.