Michael Canic is the founder and Chief Flag-Bearer of Making Strategy Happen®. Through high-impact consulting, provocative presentations, and a wealth of resources, Michael helps committed leaders turn ambition into strategy, and strategy into reality.
CORPORATE LEADER: Michael was formerly Sr. Vice President with the Atlanta Consulting Group, a pioneering firm in the field of trust-based leadership. Prior to that, at FedEx, he held a leadership role developing and implementing service quality strategy in field operations.
“We had some tremendous results at FedEx. With the right strategy and a group of dedicated people, we produced more quality success stories than anywhere else in the Americas.”
CHAMPIONSHIP COACH: As a coach, Michael helped lead a college football team to a national championship.
“I spent three years coaching college football. I loved the intense focus on achieving a common goal. Those three years shaped my thinking about commitment, strategy and execution.”
PROVOCATIVE SPEAKER: As a speaker, Michael has delivered hundreds of presentations to organizational leaders on four continents. He has received the top earned designation in the speaking profession: Certified Speaking Professional (CSP). A dynamic presenter, Michael leaves audiences with fresh perspectives and a multitude of concepts, models, practices and tools.
“My intent isn’t simply to inspire. I want to discomfort, equip, and inspire. I want to bring you face-to-face with what you haven’t done but need to do. And then equipped and inspired to do it.”
INCISIVE WRITER: As a writer, his concise and compelling articles on strategy, change and execution have appeared in national publications. And his weekly blog posts – now over 300 and counting – are filled with relevant, ready-to-apply content.
Michael holds a PhD in the Psychology of Human Performance.
An adventure traveler, Michael and wife Bernadine have traveled to more than 40 countries. He has swum with piranha in the Amazon, trekked the mountains of Northern Pakistan, journeyed by camel in the Sahara, and rock-climbed in Rarotonga. Make sure to ask him about the snake farm in Zimbabwe.
CONSULTING WITH COMMITMENT: Through his consulting company, Bridgeway Leadership, Michael has helped hundreds of organizational leaders across North America achieve their strategic goals. How? By instituting the structure and discipline of his Strategic Management SystemTM.
“What our clients will tell you – and I make this commitment to them upfront – is that ours is the most effective strategic process they’ve experienced. Why? Because it creates the focus, alignment and discipline needed to execute and to win.”