We take an in-depth look at problems and opportunities. Then we look for ways to produce dynamic results. .
We help clients connect, and maximize that connection--business owners, non-profit leaders, and fast-track professionals.
We use proven asessments to create strategies, direction and high-impact programs. Together, we pave the road ahead. "We identify problems and opportunities, then map strategies to win."
Our Consulting, Coaching, and Training Work
Consulting allows us to analyze situations, formulate strategies and produce big-time results
Coaching puts and keeps prioritues on track, and taps into a success mindset
Training transforms, exploring and maximizing skill set and mindset for maximum impact
"Mike Williams has been my mentor since the early '70s. He is also the business strategist who helped me launch and grow my business from scratch to its first million-dollar-year in 5 years."
--Motivational Speaker Les Brown
Launching/Developing Les Brown's Speaking Career
Mike Williams is well known as Les Brown's "mentor." Mike's role goes back to their days in radio. Later, Les called Mike to launch his speaking career.
Mike's branding strategy helped establish Les Brown as a special talent with a unique message.That role continues today.
In addition, Les and Mike have collaborated on a powerful Speaker Training program since the '80s.
We Take Branding Seriously
In the midst of all the chatter about branding, we stay close to the fundamentals. Any branding effort needs to show an identity, a unique value. If not, it's just visibility, just noise. We start with our Assessment. That lays a foundation for a branding strategy that penetrates the marketplace.
Insight: Observations and Tips for Success
Not long after Les Brown and I began to show success in our collaboration, we started to share lessons with others aiming to become Speakers.
It was the common agenda we took into the Speaking arena. And that work continues today. We started on Empowerment, and later on to Speakers.
Later, as I started designing Speaker Training in the 2000s, I put more emphasis on actually developing Speakers. My new mantra became this: speakers speak.
Les and I had been working with Speakers who we learned were only speaking in our workshop sessions. They were not Speaking to the world.
Nowadays, when I talk to people who are entering the field, I tell them that there is no theoretical speech, no theoretical Speakers.
If you don't put yourself into the Speaker's role by actually Speaking, it's not real. You're not a Speaker until you start Speaking. Ballers ball! Speakers speak!
Don't give yourself credit for a speech that is merely well written or well planned. It doesn't count, if it's not delivered.
If Speaking is in you, bring it out. There is no practice or preparation that can substitute for the real thing.