Michael is an internationally accredited Master of Creativity and Innovation Coaching and Master NLP Practitioner as well as a certified Executive Coach, Thought Leader Coach, Abundance Coach and Life Coach. He also trains and certifies Creativity and Innovation coaches via the International Coaches Register. He is a working creative professional with more than two decades of experience in the film and TV industry in the US, Europe and Africa. After graduating from Stanford, his first job was as a Script Analyst for Castle Rock Pictures, before moving to Prague where he co-founded the international literary magazine TRAFIKA and began his journey as a filmmaker. His TV productions have won 5 South African Film & TV Awards (SAFTAs), and he is currently writing and producing adaptations of two South African novels for the screen. He is the founder of the Academy of Television and Screen Arts in Johannesburg and an expert on the new cutting-edge platform The Mastery Hub. His books INNOTIVITY: A Mind Makeover Manual and How to Dance with Uncertainty will be coming out soon. He currently works as the SVP for Strategy and Marketing for the Silicon Valley firm Innovation Minds.