English is not my first language and presentation in a group setting is a very challenging task for me. I find public speaking in my work very essential. I may have the degree and knowledge about my job but if I am not able to convey my ideas well and being understood by my colleagues, I will not achieve the best results expected of me. I find Mike so helpful and patient in guiding me in improving my communication skills. Mike gives me the morale boost to believe in myself and overcome my fears. THANK YOU MIKE, I will be forever grateful.
Cherry Dumalagan, Insolvency Estate Manager, Campbell, Saunders Ltd.
I have the pleasure of knowing Michael Macdonald for many years since he was managing broker for Sotheby’s International Realty Canada. Michael has assisted me in developing my business and marketing plans. Michael provides years of experience and manages realtors on how to adapt their best characteristics into new interpersonal skills. He is patient, engaging and learned in his manner. Whether you are new to the business or just someone honing their skills, I would recommend Michael to anyone who is in need of coaching to speak confidently in public, as well as wanting to learn or brush up on their real estate professionalism and expertise.
Mahase ‘Hansa’ Bahadoorsingh, Realtor, Associate Broker, Vancouver, BC
Dear Michael, thanks for teaching me about public speaking. I really improved a lot from my first day. I’m sure these skills will help me in the future. I’ll keep practicing and won’t forget what I learned!
Henry Tsai, student, Leaders of Tomorrow, Coquitlam, BC
Michael is an incredible motivator. He is adept at communication methods, mentoring, coaching and listening! He is truly inspirational!
Elle Graham, Vancouver, BC
Michael is a very skilled and patient teacher with Leaders of Tomorrow. His upbeat and motivational approach makes his classes very engaging and educational. His students have benefited tremendously from his lessons, and are on their way to becoming successful leaders and competent speakers.
George Harjani, Founder of Leaders of Tomorrow, Vancouver, BC
As a teacher for Leaders of Tomorrow, Michael is loved by his students. His patience, understanding, and sense of humour make him very easy to work with; and also make students feel really relaxed during the speech classes. He teaches students how to seize the audience’s attention.
Becky Xu, CEO, North America Noble Academy Group, Vancouver, BC
Michael was instrumental in guiding me through a recent career transition. His ability to connect and inspire, even in the toughest situations, is a credit to his success as a mentor and coach. You can rely on Michael to quickly grasp the important issues potentially holding you back and help lead you to tap into the skills required for success. I can highly recommend him.
Tracey Jannusch, Senior Management Consultant, Vancouver, BC
I have had the pleasure of being mentored by Michael on the first day I got into real estate back in 2007. Michael had diligently introduced various protocols I use to this day. Some of the fundamental lessons I learned from Michael such as calculating risk to disclosure procedures and confronting objections have been pivotal to the success of my business.
Ben Amzaleg, Realtor, Vancouver, BC
I have known Michael for many years. He is a gem of a guy and a great coach!!!
Allan Knight, CEO & Founder of Knight International Network, Montreal, PQ
Michael has tremendous insight into the minds of buyers and sellers of real estate and has an exceptional capacity to share his expertise and insight with those he coaches and trains. Michael has a unique skill set which incorporates effective listening, guided questions, and genuine care and concern for his clients. Anyone who is fortunate enough to engage in training and/or coaching will benefit greatly from his experience, confidence and teaching abilities.
Ruth Hanson, Managing Broker, Beedie Living, Vancouver, BC
I met Michael when my business had hit a plateau and I didn’t know which direction I should be going in order to increase my productivity. Michael was attentive and really took the time to listen and understand what my roadblocks were. Michael even saw things I hadn’t thought about. Placing my trust in Michael was one of the best decisions I made to take my business to the next level.
Gary Gill, Realtor, Vancouver, BC