Testimonials – Michael Grinder & Associates

MGA Testimonials

WOW! Seriously Michael, an incredible program.

WOW! Seriously Michael, an incredible program. I totally loved Session 3 and the ‘Miss Communication’ video. As a female executive who has worked all her career in a male dominant sector,… Read more “WOW! Seriously Michael, an incredible program.”

Elizabeth Torres-Russell
Chief Development Officer at Vision Christian Media
Category:International, Leadership, Non-Verbal Communication

Michael has what so many in the world need and are hungry for.

Michael’s content is fascinating on so many levels, his teaching style is clear and easy to grasp, and there is a significant shortfall in the market of experts in nonverbal communication. Michael has… Read more “Michael has what so many in the world need and are hungry for.”

Nikki Langman
Speaker and Emotional Intelligence Specialist, Australia
Category:International, Non-Verbal Communication

I can’t thank you enough

“If I could take a weekly class from you for the rest of my career, I would.  I have learned so much in these 6 sessions, and I can’t thank… Read more “I can’t thank you enough”

Jennifer Henderson
3rd Grade Teacher

An unparalleled experience

Michael Grinder is a captivating speaker and presenter. Whilst conducting workshops at Dar Al-Hekma University, the journey he took us on, was unforgettable and one of a kind. It was… Read more “An unparalleled experience”

Dr. Suhair H. Al-Qurashi
President of Dar Al-Hekma University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Category:Education, Group Dynamics, International, Leadership, Non-Verbal Communication

Sets a whole new standard

Describing Michael is somewhat like being asked to describe Picasso. You first look and think, “Hm, this is interesting.” Then you realize that you can’t describe it, but it’s something… Read more “Sets a whole new standard”

Allan Parker
Category:Group Dynamics, International, Leadership, Non-Verbal Communication, Personal Development

Michael is a true genius at his craft

As a highly paid international professional speaker, I seek the best in the world to learn and grow in my speaking abilities. I have found many coaches and mentors around… Read more “Michael is a true genius at his craft”

Sam Cawthorn
International best selling author, keynote speaker and the CEO & founder of Speakers Institute and Speakers Tribe
Category:International, Leadership, Non-Verbal Communication, Presentation Skills

Impactful at all stages

I first heard of Michael’s work when my son’s teacher used ENVoY, recognizing his “cat-ness” and completely turned around his educational path. For my L&D professional development, I took Michael’s… Read more “Impactful at all stages”

Suz Hahn
Manager | Learning & Development, Daimler Trucks North America, LLC
Category:ENVoY, Leadership, Non-Verbal Communication

So much learning willingly shared

I’ve been speaking professionally for 18 years now and never miss an opportunity to work with Michael. My first experience was a five day full on immersion program and I… Read more “So much learning willingly shared”

Lindsay Adams CSP
The Relationships Guy – Past National President, Professional Speakers Australia; Past President, Global Speakers Federation
Category:International, Non-Verbal Communication, Presentation Skills

Without par in his understanding

Michael has been a true friend, colleague, guide and mentor to me. He is also without par in his understanding and teaching of the micro elements of human communication.” –… Read more “Without par in his understanding”

Tim Dalmau
Category:International, Non-Verbal Communication

Inspirational, relational and expert

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… Read more “Inspirational, relational and expert”

Leah Crockford
Principal Leanyer School, Australia
Category:Education, International, Leadership, Non-Verbal Communication


Michael Grinder’s work is transformational. From my first experience, it changed how I looked at meetings, professional development, keynotes, and life’s relationships. For me, it changed everything in my life.… Read more “Transformational”

Kendall Zoller
President of Sierra Training Associates
Category:Group Dynamics, Leadership, Personal Development, Presentation Skills

Thank you, Michael!

I wanted to reach out to Michael Grinder to thank him for the Group Wizardry training this summer. As I returned to school and have been presenting in front of… Read more “Thank you, Michael!”

Janelle Johnson
Lincoln Academy
Category:Education, Group Wizardry

Masterful in his knowledge

If you have any interest in group dynamics and the power of non-verbal communication you have to experience Michael Grinder. As experts in High Stakes Conversations, Tracey and I were… Read more “Masterful in his knowledge”

Hugh Gyton & Tracey Ward
Co-Authors of "The Art of Conversation"
Category:Group Dynamics, Group Wizardry, Non-Verbal Communication

Amazing insights

I had the pleasure to do some more work with Michael Grinder at a recent one day workshop in Brisbane. As a professional speaker, the content was spot on for… Read more “Amazing insights”

Lindsay Adams
CSP CEO, Teamocracy
Category:International, Non-Verbal Communication

Delivered in an inspiring way

The training Michael Grinder provides is world-class – delivered in an inspiring way. It has proved to be highly applicable for my own professional development and implementation in International Educational… Read more “Delivered in an inspiring way”

Andrea Rohmert
Andrea Rohmert International Consulting
Category:Group Dynamics, International, Leadership, Non-Verbal Communication

On the cutting edge

I am a graduate of Michael Grinder’s Group Dynamics Certificate Program. I completed the course two years ago and have used the skills extensively in my position, Director of Academic… Read more “On the cutting edge”

Bill Bach, Ph.D.
Category:Group Dynamics, Group Wizardry

The world’s leading expert

I have engaged Michael Grinder as a trainer for Swedish teachers and businessmen and women since 1986. Michael has run workshops and courses for hundreds of Swedes in his highly… Read more “The world’s leading expert”

John Steinberg, PhD
Sweden, author of 40 books in the behavior sciences
Category:Leadership, Non-Verbal Communication

You’ve given me such confidence

I just wanted to let you know how amazingly useful I’ve found the Group Mastery training.  I’ve spent most of the last year managing a really complex cultural and organisational… Read more “You’ve given me such confidence”

Maria Higgs
Surrey County Council in Kingston-upon-Thames, UK
Category:Group Wizardry, International

The most useful and impactful

“This is the most useful and impactful training I have been exposed to.” – Jeremy Bach, Editor, Anchor Point… Read more “The most useful and impactful”

Jeremy Bach
Editor, Anchor Point Journal
Category:Non-Verbal Communication

He is a world-class presenter

Working with Michael was an absolute pleasure. He is easy to deal with and goes above and beyond to deliver on all he promises and so much more. He exceeded… Read more “He is a world-class presenter”

Kirsty Spraggon
Sponsor for 25 Australian Professional Speakers, 2010
Category:International, Non-Verbal Communication

The quality of what Michael delivers

A colleague at work asked me how the course was and I told him. All other courses I have been to earlier turn out to be pale when you compare… Read more “The quality of what Michael delivers”

Hans-Peter Eriksson
Affärsområdeschef – Marknad & kommunikation, Sandviken Energi
Category:International, Non-Verbal Communication

A real eye opener

It was a real eye opener attending the five-day Michael Grinder course. Wow what a revelation into the mechanics of non-verbal communication and body language. I can honestly say that… Read more “A real eye opener”

Sam Cawthorn
Category:International, Non-Verbal Communication

Best investment you will ever make

I have studied with Michael for 15 years and am convinced that MICHAEL IS the reason my speaking career has been successful as it is. He is the master at… Read more “Best investment you will ever make”

Amanda Gore
Keynote Speaker of the Year 2009 and NSA Hall of Fame
Category:International, Non-Verbal Communication

We will forever be indebted

I am the President of a management consulting firm based in California. We provide leadership and systems consulting to organizations in the United States, Australia, South Africa and Indonesia. Our… Read more “We will forever be indebted”

Steve Zuieback
President, Synectics: Creative Management Strategies

The best training they have attended

Michael’s training was a journey to the heart of communication. It peeled back the layers of communication to reveal the subtle patterns that enable you to influence and lead. So… Read more “The best training they have attended”

Robert Smith
Head of HR Consultancy, Human Resources, Office of Communication, UK Government
Category:International, Leadership, Non-Verbal Communication

Rated excellent by 98% of the participants

Michael Grinder´s presentation: ‘Communication, Presence and Charisma’ at the V NLP Latin American Congress in Brazil, last year, was rated excellent by 98% of the participants. People were impressed with… Read more “Rated excellent by 98% of the participants”

Jairo Mancilha M.D. Ph.D.
Director of INAp – Applied NLP Institute (Rio de Janeiro – BRAZIL)
Category:International, Leadership, Non-Verbal Communication, Presentation Skills

A gifted presenter

How amazingly powerful to attend a workshop one day and put the knowledge into action immediately when returning to work. Michael Grinder shared the importance of group dynamics, going visual,… Read more “A gifted presenter”

Grant Axtell
President of Cascadia Chapter ASTD
Category:Group Dynamics, Non-Verbal Communication

Michael lives what he teaches

The skills Michael taught me in the science and art of communication improved my professional and private life. I use “presentation skills” in my lectures. Students often commend my presentation… Read more “Michael lives what he teaches”

Dr. Erich Wuhr
Category:International, Non-Verbal Communication, Presentation Skills

Fresh ideas and perspectives

A lot of fresh ideas and perspectives. Michael demonstrates what he was teaching regularly throughout, especially through the handling of a difficult person. The way the homework and certification process… Read more “Fresh ideas and perspectives”

Patricia McBride
Management Training Consultant
Category:Group Wizardry, Leadership, Non-Verbal Communication

Intuition becomes a tool

I continue to be fascinated by the clarity and the genius of the teaching techniques and theories Michael Grinder presents in his seminars and books. Basic truths and knowledge, which… Read more “Intuition becomes a tool”

Pearl Nitsche
Category:Education, International

I highly recommend you experience Michael Grinder

Michael has had a significant impact across Barclays working with many of our talented people – from the most senior business leadership teams through to mid managers to our entry… Read more “I highly recommend you experience Michael Grinder”

Kathryn Wainwright
Director of Talent Management & Executive Resourcing
Category:Leadership, Non-Verbal Communication

I truly learned a lot

Dear Michael, In short, the amount of positive feedback I have received in months past from individuals in professional and private contexts on how ‘clear’ my communication with them has… Read more “I truly learned a lot”

John Bailey
Category:Group Dynamics, Group Wizardry, Non-Verbal Communication, Presentation Skills

Many thanks again for the fabulous course

I thought Gail and yourself would be pleased to hear of my recent success in the Toastmasters International UK & Ireland Speech Evaluation contest (see www.thelondonspeaker.com). In this contest, the… Read more “Many thanks again for the fabulous course”

Hilary Briggs
Category:Group Wizardry, International, Leadership, Presentation Skills

Learn highly practical approaches

I have attended numerous training and development programs during my 23 year career, and Michael Grinder’s Group Mastery program is without doubt the one which has had the biggest positive… Read more “Learn highly practical approaches”

Nigel Bretton
Category:Group Dynamics, Group Wizardry, International, Presentation Skills

This is great stuff

My eyes have been opened to the whole new world I never knew existed – this is great stuff taught in such an inspiring way.” – Justine Thomas, Internal and… Read more “This is great stuff”

Justine Thomas
Internal and Franchise Communication Management, The Body Shop International PLC
Category:Non-Verbal Communication

Excellent opportunity

An excellent opportunity to master the skills needed to work effectively with all kinds of groups.” – Eleme Marsden, Director Corazon… Read more “Excellent opportunity”

Eleme Marsden
Director Corazon Training
Category:Group Dynamics, Non-Verbal Communication

Rigor and commitment to excellence

Life is amazing. Our DNA is made up of only 4 basic building blocks that together work with 20 proteins create the uniqueness of life. Michael Grinder has with his… Read more “Rigor and commitment to excellence”

Robert Knowlton
Business Coach and Seminar Leader
Category:Group Dynamics, Leadership, Non-Verbal Communication

Spend less time on classroom management

As an administrator at Windsor Middle School since 1995, I have witnessed the genesis of ENVoY and its growth since that time. Since the initial training, teachers saw the inherent… Read more “Spend less time on classroom management”

Loren R. Barker
Principal, Windsor Middle School in Windsor, California
Category:Education, ENVoY

Recommend his trainings warmly

I had the honor to organize Michael Grinder three times. His type of intercession is embossed from his vision to use the possibilities of nonverbal communication. The balance of sternness… Read more “Recommend his trainings warmly”

Nikolai Hotzan
German sponsor
Category:Group Dynamics, International, Non-Verbal Communication

A unique set of tools

In addition to being a uniquely effective communication coach, Michael Grinder is also one of the most caring and supportive people we know. An incredibly skilled facilitator, Michael captures the… Read more “A unique set of tools”

Bobbi DePorter & Joe Chapon, President & VP
Quantum Learning Network – Super Camp across U.S., Asia, Europe and Latin America / QL Education
Category:International, Non-Verbal Communication

You’re seriously impressive

Hi Michael, Hope you are well. I just wanted to share my story with you – it still astonishes and amuses me but I think its fantastic too and is… Read more “You’re seriously impressive”

Judith Parker
Change, Communications & Engagement Manager – Business Services Transformation Project, BP
Category:International, Leadership, Non-Verbal Communication

I would highly recommend your workshops

I attended your 5-day Group Wizardry workshop recently and wanted to let you know what a wonderful learning experience it was for me. It’s not often that a person is… Read more “I would highly recommend your workshops”

Tom Tiernan
VisualsSpeak LLC, Hillsboro, OR, USA
Category:Group Dynamics, Group Wizardry, Non-Verbal Communication
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