Michael Wilkinson

“He is hands down the most talented and effective facilitator with whom I have ever worked.”
Brian A. Gallagher, President and CEO, United Way Worldwide

Michael Wilkinson is a Certified Master Facilitator and the founder and Managing Director of Leadership Strategies, Inc. His unique talent, skills and passion for facilitation form the core of the company’s mission and are the reasons for which he is much sought after as a facilitator, trainer and speaker. Michael is author of best-seller The Secrets of Facilitation,The Secrets to Masterful Meetings, The Executive Guide to Facilitating Strategy, CLICK: The Virtual Meetings Book, and Buying Styles. Michael is one of the nation’s leaders in the facilitation industry. He is a board member of the International Institute for Facilitation and founder of The Facilitator Database.

He has been awarded both the Certified Professional Facilitator and the Certified Master Facilitator designations for experience and demonstrated expertise in facilitation. In 2003 he was named Facilitator of the Year by the Southeast Association of Facilitators for contributions to the field.

Prior to Leadership Strategies, Michael spent eight years with the Information Technology Division of Ernst & Young’s Management Consulting Group. He has also been a Certified Data Processor, and was selected by the Governor of Georgia to serve for three terms on his twelve-member Information Technology Policy Council. Michael is a High Honors graduate of Dartmouth College with a degree in Mathematics and Social Sciences.

Michael’s results-producing techniques and energetic style drive the pulse of the company, and have won him clients from a wide range of public and private sector organizations, including The Coca Cola Company, Sears, Unisys, KPMG Peat Marwick, the Government of Jamaica, the City of Atlanta, the United Church of God, The American Cancer Society, United Way Worldwide, and Centers for Disease Control. His work extends beyond domestic boundaries to include International assignments in Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Geneva, Glasgow, Hamburg, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, Melbourne, Milan, the Netherlands, Oxford, Saint Petersburg, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sydney, Vienna, Warsaw, and Wellington.