I have had the privilege of learning from Michael for the past 8 years. Inspirational, relational and expert are key to who the man is, though his greatest assets are passion and belief in people. Michael is able to define the science and art of communication through practical strategies that work. As a leader my skills have gone from strength to strength, transforming not only me but the people and teams around me. In a nutshell, Michael’s skill sets require a depth of understanding and plenty of practice. The ongoing result is growth potential and purpose for people far beyond those he comes in contact with. Michael’s work has positively impacted on both schools and the Northern Territory Department of Education as a system.