Mike Muetzel - Workshop / Keynote Testimonials
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“I would certainly recommend Mike Muetzel and this Workshop for all managers and employees. It is imperative to be able to recognize generational differences in our values; how we got them and why we have them, and how our interactions are impacted because of them. I have had management and leadership training in the military, college and the FAA. In some 39 years of this training, I have found very little training that could have the positive
impact in the workplace that his Generation X Workshop could have if enough people were exposed to it. Thanks for doing your homework; that helped put into perspective things that we are doing in our organization today. I guarantee that it hit a Home Run in the audience. Keep up the good work Mike.”
Mike MacIver, Federal Aviation Administration
Michael Muetzel graciously spoke with some of our students a few weeks ago. Check him out if you are wanting to aspire to higher levels of management or talk about the next level of leadership you'd like to achieve.
You won't be disappointed. We will be inviting him back so stay tuned.
Mat Edmunds, Mercer University Stetson-Hatcher School of Business, Director of Admissions
Mike was asked to speak to our Team of Management Professionals at MEJA Construction, Inc. comprised of a broad range of generational talent regarding Management Styles and effective communication methods for being a better “Manager of People”. Mike spent time prior to the presentation learning and understanding how our organization functioned and was well prepared at presentation time. Mike was very engaging and tailored his presentation to our specific Industry. The material that Mike covered and the insights he presented were universal across industry lines and enlightening to all!
Our team was engaged from the outset of his presentation and were eager to engage in follow up discussions at the end of the session, which he was more than gracious to oblige.Thank you, Mike, for making our TEAM stronger and all of us at MEJA, more effective MANAGERS!
Jason Rogers, P.E.
Chief Operations Officer
MEJA Construction, Inc.
After having read his book previously, it was a great experience to meet the author. The timeliness of the topics and the presentation style were exactly what were needed for our leaders. I would recommend any team who is interested in learning and the practical application of the topics covered utilize Mike as a resource and speaker. You will not be disappointed. A very engaging speaker and kept the team involved throughout the presentation.
Harold F Baro III
Simos, Senior Vice President/General Manager
“Mike not only has a firm grasp of the latest, most relevant information about the changing demographics of the American workplace, but he shares it in a fashion that is captivating, memorable and actionable. I came away from a seminar he presented feeling both challenged by the new realities our organization faces trying to attract and retain younger workers, but hopeful that there are evidently ways to do so that we simply must learn and adopt.”
Keith R. Knapp, PhD, CNHA, CNA, Past Chair - ACHA American College of Health Care Administrators, Former CEO, Christian Care Communities, Associate Professor, University of Kentucky.
"I have enjoyed working with Mike for over ten years as a key and valued member of our team with the National Emerging Leadership Summit in affiliation with the George Washington University in Washington DC. Recently, we invited him to come to the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and he was very well received by all of our key stakeholders. He delivered a Leading the Next Generations workshop with our Board and the local Chamber followed by some time in a session with our students discussing their future managing and working with older generations, both groups had great feedback.
Finishing up his day with us, he delivered a passionate customized keynote message for our Center for Health Administration and Aging Services Excellence Annual Banquet, which will be remembered for a long time. MIke has a unique gift to be able to connect with a variety of audiences in a meaningful way."
Dr. Douglas Olson, Director, Center for Health Administration and Aging Services Excellence, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire,
Founder National Emerging Leader Summit
Mike, You show us that Leadership is evolutionary and situational. We need to keep this in mind as we move forward. Doing things, including leading, the same old way only allows your competition to zoom past you at lightning speed. Keep up the crusade, we need to hear your message. I have already built it into my lectures!
Duncan R. Dickson, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Rosen College of Hospitality Management,
"Mike was a compelling speaker with a dynamic style of presentation. He challenged our norms and required us to think about the changing profile and attitude of today's workforce. Further, he offered insights into the solutions and changes necessary to successfully attract and retain qualified employees. Mike did extensive research on our group to ensure his presentation materials were customized to our core values and to our industry. I would highly recommend him."
William D. Kohl, Principal, Greenwood Hospitality Group,
“When we asked Mike to address our recent conference on the subject of “Leading the Next Generations,” we knew he would have a big challenge. Ours is a diverse group with high expectations for the presenter. At this conference, we had six excellent programs and Mike’s scored the highest with a 4.6 out of 5. I can highly recommend Mike Muetzel for content AND style. Also, he is a true pleasure to work with!”
John Longstreet, President and CEO, Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association, 2016
“Mike, you nailed the presentation we asked you to provide. It was tailored to our combined group of managers and sales people and triggered conversations long after your presentation was over. The feedback we received after the meeting was nothing but positive! Your message coupled with your unique presentation style, energy and humor left an impression. Thanks again,
Jim Jahr – Helena Chemical Company
“Mike, you helped get us over a ‘mind-set’; know that now we are on a good path.”
Gary Bouch, Senior VP Operations, Fed Ex Freight
I have worked with Mike Muetzel several times with several different clients. Mike was so easy to work with and delivered more than we expected. He forms a quick and easy rapport with the audience, which generates a great atmosphere for working together, sharing the information and creating a great atmosphere for discussion. All of the clients were very pleased, laughed and learned a great deal, as well.
R. Keith McNally
Independent Meeting Planner, Government Finance Officials Association PA
I Just wanted to drop you a quick note of thanks for your presentation to the HHRA (Hotel Human Resources Association) group last week! Generational diversity in the workplace is a topic, for all of us in Human Resources, that's always evolving. You offered us very realistic and understandable examples of how to better manage millennials in the workplace and have an understandable perception on social level. I am confident that everyone found you, and the presentation on the subject, both enjoyable and informative. And I'm sure we were all able to take away information and techniques to put to best practices.
Marcelle Jean-Michel, Rosen Hotels & Resorts
The entire day was great. The camaraderie created during Snag Golf was tremendous. People are still talking about it – They loved the “high five” after each shot and, equally important, so did I. It has been a long time since I have seen the GCS Team having that kind of fun.
And, your speech was right on. We needed that view of being great, moving back down the scale and the importance (and practicality) of moving up again. It really coincided with my message of “always, always, always be the expert in our industry”.
You are a tremendous speaker and motivator. I am glad I found you!!!! If there is every anything I can do for you, please let me know. You rule!!!
John Myers, CEO, Golf Car Specialties
“You gave us more than we gave you. You taught us how to move CTB to the next level, and that is priceless. Looking forward to working with you again soon.”
Marlyne Collins, Director of Training, Citizens Trust Bank
“Mike, what can I say but thanks for your outstanding contribution to the Motorola Road Show. Your combination of street smarts and knowledge of consultative selling is a winning duo. Your message was as strong at the beginning as it was at the end of the 8 shows. You should be very proud of your efforts and I anticipate some very positive results from our dealer sales force. If they just use one of your inspired techniques I know we will have a very strong close to the year and an even better performance next year. You’re exactly the guy that executives need in a very tough competitive market.”
Mark Prioletti, Motorola Radio Products and Service Division
“Mike your presentation was inspiring and motivating. The contribution you made to this event played an important role in the success of the meeting. You have an enviable ability to keep the interest of a group and get managers motivated. We look forward to the next opportunity to work with you in the future.”
Louis Robbins VP, Hilton/Doubletree Operations
"For over twenty years I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Mike Muetzel. In that time, the thing that has always struck me about Mike is his innate ability to identify, relate, captivate and motivate people. Whether it's a small group or a large auditorium, Mike is the kind of guy that audiences want to be around and follow.”
Mark Owen, Principal, Swift Media Group
“Mike Muetzel has a unique talent for connecting with an audience on many levels. He creates excitement, tells fascinating stories, gets you laughing then zings you with laser beams of inspiration and information that you will put to use in your daily job and your personal life. A unique blend of entertainment and education.”
Jack Rickenbach, Principal, Aranco Productions
"Your presentations are highly recommended by all who have had the pleasure to hear you, and we know the members of IEGCSA would appreciate the opportunity to learn from your expertise. I know I have said this before to you - not only was the information offered very valuable, you have a great rapport with the audience that ensures a successful presentation - top notch and first class, every time. I look forward to working with you again."
Executive Director, Inland Empire GCSA
“Thank you so much, Michael! You did a great job and received a 4.0, congratulations! For the Audio/Web Programs, our average is a 3.8…Again, your presentation, Engaging the Next Generation of Employees, was fabulous – thank you so much for all of the extra preparation…”
Jamie Sadler, Senior Manager, ASAE & The Center For Leadership University
“The information you provided will prove to be very valuable to our association members. Your knowledge and passion are excellent qualities, and your presentation skills are remarkable. We look forward to working with you again…”
Dorea Mays, Program Chair, Hotel Human Resources Association
“Michael, Thanks again for the great job you did during our Leadership Atlanta, “What Happens When Generations Collide.” Your knowledge and enthusiasm for this made all the difference.”
Vicki R. Palmer, EVP Financial Services and Administration, Coca-Cola Enterprises
“Looking over the evaluations last night, you scored perfect 1's across the board! There were also a number of positive comments handwritten. They loved you and understood your message. I appreciate you working within our budget.”
Edith M. Canales, Training & Development Manager, Georgia Bankers Association
"We have had Keynote Speeches before but, Mike took his powerful message on 'Leading the Next Generations' and customized the Keynote with data specific to Canada. The audience response was terrific and the meeting a success!"
Heath Koch, ASGA, President
"Thank you for the wonderful presentations you gave at Purdue University, Calumet School of Management. You were engaging and informative to two different audiences- Advisory Board Members and our MBAE Students and Alumni. I had a number of positive comments about how you challenged their current assumptions. We look forward to working with you again."
Dr. Lori Feldman, School of Management, Department Head
Just a quick note to again thank you for providing our chapter with an outstanding seminar. We have heard very positive comments from those in attendance. I would like to add that your enthusiasm for this topic kept my attention and that you provided us with numerous statistics which illustrate the need for “Boomer” managers to utilize your ideas from the application process, interviewing questions, orientation and the review process; to achieve loyalty and commitment with gen-X and gen-Y employees. Your common sense ideas are easy to implement and, in most cases, cost nothing.
Keith Gressle, CCM, CMAA Wisconsin Badger Chapter
“Mike’s sincere message was right on track…. And of course delivered with the humor and wit we have come to expect, thanks Mike, we look forward to booking you again…”
Jeff Calderwood, Executive Director, National Golf Course Owners Association, Canada
"Thanks, Mike! I really enjoyed it and I received great feedback from those who attended. I am sure some of them will be in touch with you to get more info. Your presentation was extremely helpful for our faculty to grasp the differences of generational perspectives. We left your talk much better able to engage our students!"
Richard M. Franza, Ph.D., Kennesaw State University,
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, Department Chair
“Mike brings a fresh perspective and passion to the issues of maximizing human capital management. He did a great job of explaining the unique characteristics of Gen X Managers and Employees. With the theory and understanding come real-life solutions. He has our highest recommendation.”
Edward Barnes, Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education
“I would highly recommend him… passion in every session. Mike will leave your audience energized at a whole new level.”
Jim Robinson, Former Vice President, Yamaha Motor Corporation
"Mike, Thanks for delivering our Keynote Message for Leading the Next Generation with passion and your own style of timely humor. Not only did you help us to re-think traditional leadership but you kept us actively engaged, even on the last day, before our golf outing, and until the last minutes. You send everyone home with some great ideas to help them improve their management.... highly recommended."
Paul Foley, Executive Director, GCBA
“A quick note before I shut down for the day to once again express my appreciation for the excellent workshop and interaction we had today. All participants told me it was "the best". It was fun, but more importantly, productive and many good things will come out of the time spent. We'll keep the track rolling and plan for more.”
Dr. Tanya Gorman, Vice President of Academic Affairs, DeKalb Technical College
“In our initial conversation, I liked Mike’s approach to sales training. I then asked Mike and another highly regarded sales trainer for a specific type of training for our group. Mike obviously listened to what I was looking for and proposed a program that closely fit my request. The other trainer proposed that we fit in to one of his existing programs. Once Mike & I agreed on an agenda, he proposed a three-step process to maximize his effectiveness. He first met with me to gather specific information about our business and our people. Then he interviewed each salesperson to learn about their personality and needs. He used this information to tailor his presentation. His presentation was targeted, enthusiastic, and professional. Finally, he offered a follow-up with the salespeople to monitor their progress and results. The consensus after Mike’s presentation was that he was extremely effective and each salesperson felt Mike gave them new ideas they could use to increase their performance.”
Rob Adams, CEO, Controlled Environment Structures
“Mike, the program was a resounding success! Thank you for your time and energy. Your personal experiences and anecdotal observations on the various generations you shared were extremely insightful. Your willingness to serve as our opening speaker is greatly appreciated.”
Pat Upshaw-Monteith, President CEO, Leadership Atlanta
“Over 20 years of seeing trainers and speakers, there isn’t anyone better…. we call it Muetzelism.”
Barry Carpenter, General Manager, Oak Creek Golf and Turf, Calgary, Canada
“I just wanted to send a quick email to say that Mike Muetzel did a wonderful job. We appreciate the "well needed" perspective on the service culture that he provided for the staff. I can't thank your group enough for working with us so diligently on our program.”
Tracy A. Frischkorn, Director, Human Resources, SIU Credit Union
"With the goal of upgrading our educational programs we called on Mike Muetzel and he delivered. Mike gave our members valuable insights into the characteristics of today's evolving employees. He has a dynamic way of delivering a powerful message."
Lon Langston, President, Atlanta Produce Dealers Association
“Thank you for speaking at our SHRM GEM meeting tonight. Our participants really
enjoyed your humor and the insightful information on GenX. Of course, the evaluations were excellent. It was our pleasure to have you as our speaker tonight!”
Carol J. Kem, Chair, SHRM-Atlanta
“Mike has had an extremely successful management track record with top organizations in the industry and a strong reputation for connecting with people, in the boardroom as well as the platform.”
Michael Hughes, National Golf Course Owners Association, Executive Director
“We highly recommend Mike Muetzel. I just finished the evaluation sheets and Mike received a great response from the attendees. His message on attracting and keeping Gen X Volunteers was delivered with passion and humor while providing real-life solutions to
the many challenges facing our members. Hiring Mike for your group could be the best decision you make today.”
Jo Ann Piet, Conference Chairman, Auxiliaries/Volunteers of the Hospital Association
“If you are looking for a guy that will connect with an audience, spread a little humor, and give them a message that will leave them thinking, he is the guy.”
Mike Jamison, President, ING
"Having known Mike for many years, I trust in his insight, his business acumen and his devotion to maximizing each person's potential."
Henry DeLozier, Former Vice President, Pulte Homes
"Mike's business management workshop truly meets an important need for the professional growth in our industry. His communication skills and entertaining style kept our superintendents active in the presentation for all four hours. He really makes you think and get involved with the discussions.
Steve Mona (Former CEO of the GCSAA) was right when he said we were in for a treat. I highly recommend this workshop for all those who want to improve their professional management skills and learn how to manage today’s employees."
Scott A. Zakany, Former Executive Vice President, IGM
“I have probably heard 150 motivational speeches over the years including Mike on several occasions and he is truly one of the best. He always has the audience fired up and ready to take on the world.”
Bill Stine, Golf Enterprises
“On behalf of the management crew and all the staff in attendance, we want to thank you for an outstanding presentation yesterday. You relentlessly challenged our traditional management techniques and delivered a very common sense leadership/management approach of which we all buy into wholeheartedly. It was truly refreshing and we thank you for visiting our special Club. Good luck and we hope to engage your services again in the future.”
Mr. Joseph Murphy, CEO, Scarboro Golf and Country Club, Toronto Canada
“You can be assured that you will be back in the Illini Chapter soon. Also we will spread the love throughout our network of managers and professionals. I can't thank you enough for your thoughtful presentation and obvious passion for your message. Now boomers can appreciate the differences between generations and the ways that we can attract, retain and finally improve production of Gen X'ers.... you have made it easy.”
Gary Collins, GM Champaign Country Club, Illini Club Managers Association