Evidence based management showing the outcomes of organization development, leadership development, team development & executive coaching work with Mike Cardus

Mike has worked with multi-billion dollar organizations, multi-national organizations with tens of thousands of employees, to pre-income start-ups with one employee. The size of your organization does not matter as much as your willingness to make progress.

You and Mike will make progress together.

Clients Include

The Seneca Nation of Indians
Family and Children’s Services of Niagara
Dale Association
US Federal Reserve Bank
Brothers of Mercy
University at Buffalo NY
NYS Office of Mental Health
Zain telecommunications – Kuwait
US probation and pre-trial services
University of Rochester Simon School of Business
General Motors
M&T Bank
McCormick Spice
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Fidelis Care
People Inc.
US Air Force
Tim Horton’s

Testimonials Include

Mike was integral to my team’s development journey while at Roswell Park. He began by developing relationships, building trust, and getting to know individuals and what motivates and frustrates them. He was a trusted partner and an excellent facilitator. He stimulated people’s creativity and was skilled at translating our brainstorms into actionable next steps. Through several workshops over many months, our work correlated to improved employee engagement. I also credit Mike with making me a better leader through his honest but helpful advice and the creative tools he used to coach me through many challenging situations.

- Kelly Gabele, Executive Director at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

We twice brought in Mike to our department: Once for our annual leadership meeting and again for our quarterly leadership meeting. On both occasions, our directors, coordinators, and supervisors left with the knowledge required to assist them in leading their teams through change with a solution-focused lens. He teaches tangible skills. He has helped me develop as a leader, honing in on my skills that needed improvement and reinforcing the skills I actively use to be more effective.

- Joyelle Tedeschi, Vice President of Housing Programs at Belmont Housing Resources

Mike trained my leadership team in solution-focused coaching and helped bend our arc of transformation in a positive direction. His dynamic presentation is engaging and effective. We can't get enough of this guy!

- Christopher Spicer, Vice President of Programs Healthcare

Our goal for team building was met, without question.

- US Consumer and Business Insights, McDonald’s USA

I learned specific tools that I can use to tackle any problem. I immediately applied one of the problem solving tools. This saved me countless hours and frustration, while solving a challenge that has been holding up my strategic planning for the upcoming fiscal year.

- Ian McCabe Sales Manager Buffalo Exterminating

The team has a better understanding of what is required from them; and, I’ve been able to have the time to do the important communication that saves further problems later on

- David Monroe, Director of Community and Technology Development Community Connections of NY

I have not attended training or another class that has offered such a benefit. Mike’s mastery of knowledge and practical application of the content offers his students an invaluable learning experience

- Frits Kroon Global Category Director Cardiopulmonary Welch Allyn Inc

Michael manages to combine real content with a light note and most importantly some brief but very insightful exercises to apply the newly acquired wisdom and – importantly – illustrate where things can go wrong. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend Michael Cardus’ Create-Learning to anybody seeking to build successful teams.

- Frits Kroon Global Category Director Cardiopulmonary Welch Allyn Inc

The outcomes of our time together include a strong project management structure being utilized consistently across all levels of our organization, a method to analyze and improve how, when and to whom we delegate different levels of work, and the framework for a utilization focused employee performance management program.

- Heidi A. Milch, LMSW – Executive Director.  Community Connections of NY

I am still amazed at how Mike’s fun and engaging personality, his strength based approach to working with individuals and teams, and his careful choice of exercises that have relevance to the context of the meeting. We started as 5 individuals and we left a TEAM.

- George Nasra, M.D., Medical Director Acute Psychiatric Services, Unity Health System, Rochester, New York

He was enthusiastic and it was evident from our interactions that he is passionate about the subject and how – when done right – teamwork drives an organization to excellence. He was such a pleasure to work with also – very easygoing and receptive…

- Eileen M. Connor-Costilow, MBA, SPHR Director of Human Resources Lumsden & McCormick LLP

It is always difficult to create simulations that mirror the complexities of today’s work processes but Mike did a terrific job. In our time together I could see our team come together to solve problems, manage constraints and meet schedules. We could draw many parallels between the simulation and our real world experience.

- Scott Kuppinger Director of Sales and Marketing Saint-Gobain Ceramics – Boron Nitride

Mike helped us work out some of our kinks and reconnect with our company's mission and each other as a team. His techniques are practical and easy to implement.

- Joy Kuebler Owner Joy Keubler Landscape Architects

Mike did his homework and it showed. We met one-on-one and exchanged numerous emails and phone calls. The consulting went great and I have received positive feedback from my group on how they are using the content on the job.

- Tim Trapp Quality Engineering Senior Manager at Fisher-Price