About Us

Michael Grinder & Associates

About Us

Michael Grinder & Associates


Established in 1981, MGA provides training in non-verbal communication, group dynamics, influence skills and permission for school districts, corporations and individuals. At this time, MGA offers training for education, public seminars and corporate in-house settings.

In world class organizations, project teams are formed and utilized without the traditional luxury-time for bonding and trust to develop. It is imperative that successful project managers be adroit at forming groups in an accelerated manner and respectfully manipulate the leaders, barometers and liaisons. Eventually, conflicts arise that need to be addressed with minimum time spent so that the process continues in a timely manner. The ingredients of a “healthy group” need to be fostered.

Experience does not give you wisdom, it gives you habits.Michael Grinder

Leadership Mission

The corporate world is entering a paradigm shift:

“We are inadvertently in Love with the Influence of Power. And we need to be in Love with the Power of Influence.”

Our mission is to provide the blueprint of how to shift — passive resistance is more powerful than active authority. To do this, we need to reverse the trend of over-training and under-implementing by providing support systems that guarantee increased competencies of communication.

Education Mission

Implement Michael Grinder’s non-verbal work including his models of professional growth. Create a culture of influence via non-verbal communication where relationships between educator and students and among students are fostered.

Reduce time on management and as a result increase time for curriculum.

Increase educator’s repertoire of non-verbal strategies. Operate from influence as often as possible instead of power. Creating educational climates committed to on-going professional development that reverses the trend of over-training and under-implementing.

Our Staff


We currently have an office full of amazing people who support Michael in his non-verbal work within the office and when he is out on the road. We enjoy each other and are dedicated to transforming the way people communicate. Take a peek at the picture above to see who makes the office feel like home.