Michael Shadow, an internationally acknowledged trainer and coach in persuasive communication, was our speaker in February 2015.
Great ideas remain ideas until you get others to act.
From talking with clients and internal partners, to presenting yourself and your vision to larger audiences, you are being called upon to be change agents: to explain concepts, motivate people and advocate for a better way of doing something.
As advisors to family owned businesses, what if we could help our clients …
- Talk about the issues that are important without feeling attacked, ignored or ganged up on
- Feel a deeper sense of connection with family members?
- Spend more time having fun together and less time arguing with each other?
Michael heads the Seattle-based firm of Shadow and Associates, which specializes in public speaking and media preparation for public and private sector leaders. In addition to his private coaching, Michael has designed and facilitated over 500 major seminars for executives and public officials.
His clients include environmental activists, judges and attorneys, educators, lobbyists, and political and business leaders in Europe, Africa, South America, Canada and the United States.
Michael teaches courses at Seattle University and the University of Washington that consistently receive high positive ratings by students. His work outside of academia receives high praise with an occasional rhetorical flourish.
The Seattle Times has called Michael "polished and articulate," "the sultan of suave...the godfather of glib...the oracle of oration," and the “image meister,” who is “one of the most sought after communication coaches in the country.” The Wall Street Journal calls Michael “the internationally noted speech consultant...a spellbinding speaker” who can “nail his audience to their seats with both his style and his message.” The Vancouver Sun (BC) says that he “is reported to give the best pep-talk this side of a Super Bowl locker room” and the Seattle Weekly voted Michael the ‘best political consultant” for 1998.