Michael Nir, President Sapir Consulting US, is an enterprise lean-agile expert; known for his passion, creativity, and innovation. His Masters in Engineering, certification in Project Management and training in Gestalt balance his technical know-how with emotional intelligence. He inspires people and teams to change, experientially and emotionally, while climbing the hill AND reaching the summit.
The author of ten books on influence, consumer experience, and Lean-Agile management, Michael delivers practical skills gained from eighteen years of experience leading change at global organizations in diverse industries such as Intel, Philips Healthcare, United Healthcare, DnB, Volvo, JPMorgan Chase, Citi, Unilever, and many others. He is masterful at connecting the dots between human behavior, business systems and work environment to drive highly productive teams and lead individuals to communicate effectively. Michael draws on unique personal experiences that provide him with valuable insight.
During college in Israel, he led groups of adolescents on excursions through the desert, observing natural leadership behaviors in team settings. Later, on a hike to Alaska, he had to face down a 250 lb Grizzly Bear – giving him a dramatic taste of what it’s like to influence a powerful and threatening personality using wits alone. Michael was born in Los Angeles and resides in Boston. He travels extensively to Europe and East Asia providing consulting and facilitating training. He understands people, organizations, and cultures and is comfortable leading cross-functional and cross-cultural workshops. A passionate guide and mentor for organizations undergoing change, he has developed lean agile DevOps focused training and delivery programs as well as gestalt team-building and conflict management workshops.
About the training
Ever wonder why some changes stick and other change ’transformations’ fail? Did you notice that when others don’t adapt to changes that we lead or endorse, we blame them for being inflexible, dinosaur luddites? When we resist changes that are imposed upon us, we are convinced that the change leaders have it all wrong, and things are working just fine. Change can be a great thing and it can be scary; in this hands-on, exercise-driven workshop we recreate change scenarios; guided by the ADKAR and 4 phase model, Kurt Lewin, and concepts from Switch (Heath Chip and Dan) we experiment and discuss best practices to lead transformational change in the workplace and elsewhere. The workshop is highly interactive it includes: • Numerous team exercises • Team analysis • Pair reflections • Role play simulations
assess the impact of change
prepare for impending changes
lead others through changes in your workplace
get buy-in and handle resistance
lead your organization through difficult changes
become an 'agent for change'
communicate a change and managing perceptions
gain increased confidence and motivation in times of change
Embracing Change in the Workplace and Elsewhere
More trainings of the trainerPersuading the Bear: Learn how to Build Engaged Communities through Horizontal Influencing The Agile PMO – Practical Value Driven Change Leadership in Projects and Portfolios Breakthrough Consumer Experience – Revolutionizing Our Organization to Deliver Value