MIKE R. JAY, Happeneur, Executive Coach, Consultant, Writer & Student

"Coaching personal performance, change and transformation in organizations"


But yield who will to their separation, My object in living is to unite
My avocation and my vocation. As my two eyes make one in sight
Only where love and need are one, And the work is play for mortal stakes,
Is the deed ever really done, For Heaven and the future's sakes.

Two Tramps in Mudtime by Robert Frost

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Biographical Information:

Coaching since 1988, Mike has been a professional business coach, consultant and successful entrepreneur for more than 25 years. As a business leader for much of his life, he has experienced first-hand what it means to "make a payroll," deal with difficult management issues and start business ventures from scratch. As an active entrepreneur he has participated in his share of "successful failures." Mike's broad business background adds a depth of real-world knowledge to his ability to connect with clients, audiences and organizations.

As an award winning U.S. Marine, Mike parlayed his military leadership experience into cutting-edge agribusiness and was a nationally featured agribusiness innovator. He received his Animal Science degree from Texas A&M University, where he won the highest award for senior athletes, the "Aggie Heart Award" leading the 1975 Aggies to a Southwest Conference Football Championship as a quarterback.

Mike's experience in leadership led to management success in medicine, hospitality and business services.  After coaching managers in a small business and corporate environment for over 15 years, Mike now leads an international consortium of professional coaches, business consultants and personal development trainers as the managing partner of The Leadwise Group, LLC, a virtual organization.

Mike has been featured in national publications for his innovative work with employees. He is a celebrated chef with awards from national contests and enjoys recognition as a Food Management Professional in the National Restaurant Association. He has received the "Highest Achievement Award" from the Dale Carnegie speaking program and studies and researches coaching and development issues continuously. 

A planned book and seminar series will be the cornerstone of the groups expansion in the coming years.  The first book is entitled COACH2 The Bottom Line:  Coaching Performance, Change and Transformation, followed by the group's Coaches Field Book: Proven Strategies for Coaching Success.  Many of his business articles and  Top 10 Lists have been featured in business publications through the world. His innovative ideas in collaborative learning, leadership and business innovation have brought him notoriety and respect from his peers in the coaching field.

Dedicated to lifelong learning and development, Mike recently founded B-Coach Systems, LLC, a virtual training and development organization designed to develop certified business coaches!  

A member of the International Society for Performance Improvement, the Association for Psychological Testing, The International Coaches Federation and the founder of a successful International Discussion List on Business Coaching, Mike continues to move the issues of performance, change and transformation to the forefront of organizational excellence.

Mike is currently a practicing business coach and guide and works from an office in his home along the Oregon Trail in Western Nebraska.  He maintains a consultative client list from around the world dealing with business development, Internet consultation, entrepreneurial coaching and general executive management issues important in a turbulent business environment.  The group's website is located at LEADWISE or contact Mike by email or telephone toll free 800-823-1251.

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Practice Specialty:
Executive coaching: organizational and leadership development with corporate and entrepreneurial managers interested in growth, success, and developing their enterprise to its full potential.
Types of Clients:
Men and Women who are Executives, Coaches, Professionals, Business Owners, Managers, Entrepreneurs and innovative leaders.
Experienced In Business:
100-1000 employees, coaching and personal development, administration, leadership and organizational development with creative and innovative approaches to business management and effective personal leadership.
Coaching Strengths:
Identification, Discovery and Synthesis--personal leadership development--and helping clients find their own identity from which to expand and develop.  Ideas, connections and associations with real life practical business issues provide you with an edge to understanding your preferences and the possibilities that are waiting for you.
Personal Style:
As an ENTP, direct when the situation requires me to be, leadership oriented, initiating, self-developing, compassionate, respectful, insatiably curious, well-read, competent, demanding, FUN, innovative and able to help you create opportunities where you thought none existed!
Distinguishing Features:
Dependable with abilities to quickly synthesize information and guide development with questions, great at getting things moving, easy to talk to, always available (if you need me, you can find me!), ability to help you gain insights into your own performance and development needs and move the process towards success.
Service Delivery Mediums:
CyberCoaching via Email, In person: your location, telephone, conference services, speaking engagements
Monthly Fee Range: $100 - $10,000 depending on service level.


Master Business Coach, Certified Corporate business Coach, BS Texas A&M University, FMP- Foodservice Management Professional-National Restaurant Association, Mediation & Conflict Resolution Training Certification, Award-winning Dale Carnegie Graduate, Myers-Briggs Step I Qualification Instructor.  Member of the International Society for Performance Improvement and International Coach Federation

To begin coaching with me:

Telephone 1-800-823-1251 or email for an appointment for a FREE CONSULTATION.

[This was written a long time ago,  I'm sure the author meant the information for both men and women.]

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is conformed desperation. From the desperate city we move to the desperate country...

A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is the characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.

When we consider what, to use the words of catechism, is the chief end of man, and what are the true necessaries and means of life, it appears as if men had deliberately chosen the common mode of living because they preferred it to any other.

Yet, they honestly think there is no choice left. But alert and healthy natures remember that the sun rose clear. It is never too late to give up our prejudices.

An excerpt from WALDEN, 1854, by Henry David Thoreau


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Final Comments:

I do not view failing as failure, and we all get better when we want to--with help. Often, the guidance and insight from another caring individual with skill will help you discover beliefs about yourself that can make the difference you're looking for in your own growth and development journey!  We're all different and finding ways to leverage our strengths is an exciting way to live your life!

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What people are saying:

Azriela Jaffe: Author, speaker, coach, the nation's expert on entrepreneurial couples and author of three books on entrepreneuring...

"What has always impressed me about Mike is that he is the quintessential networker. Though we have never met, and have had infrequent contact, he understands who benefits from my business, and will often email me resources I can share in my newsletters, or recommend people he believes could benefit from connecting with me. Though he probably does this for hundreds of people, he makes you feel like he's always got you in mind."

Azriela Jaffe is the author of "Honey, I Want To Start My Own Business, A Planning Guide For Couples" , (HarperBusiness'96), and "Lets Go Into Business Together, Eight Secrets for Positive Business Partnering" (AvonBooks '98). AzJaffe@aol.com or jaffe@lancnews.infi.net

Bill Roche, J.D.  graduated from Johns Hopkins University & Georgetown University Law and was a practicing lawyer in Washington, DC for more than 20 years.

"Mike's knowledge of business is deep and broad-ranging. He provides a "big-picture" understanding of contemporary business challenges, penetrating insight into the forces that impact the business world today and offers that rare ability to ask just the right question to get the heart of the issue. Mike is not only a creative business thinker, he understands the complex developmental challenges that business people must overcome to thrive in our accelerating and ever-more-complicated world. "

Bill has appeared on the CNN Financial Network and been quoted in national publications such as Lawyers Weekly USA, the Washington Times and Entrepreneur magazine. He is the publisher of three electronic newsletters -- "Strategies for Success,""Getting Down to Business," and "Boosting Employee Morale" -- which are read in more than 30 countries around the world. Bill@TopResults.com & http://www.TopResults.com

Steve Baisch, MD is a pediatric intensivist and director of Pediatric Critical Care in Minneapolis, MN.

"From the very first time we met, I have felt a strong rapport with Mike and that was 10 years ago.  Our relationship continues to gain strength as I rely on Mike to provide me with a synthesis of the complex world of enterprise we live and work in.  His acumen at assessing business system dynamics and his ability to relate in a number of disciplines keeps expanding my own personal "spiral of success."

Steve has won numerous awards and honors for his medical expertise and was featured on a nationally televised series for his efforts in saving children's lives.   Without a doubt, one of the premiere pediatric intensivists in the world, Steve lives with his family in Bloomington, MN. (1-612-220-6317) sb55@mailcity.com

Marion Brady, M.A., an award winning curriculum consultant, educator and member of the 1995 design team for the Association For Supervision and Curruculum Development whose 1995 Yearbook was nominated for the Grawemeyer Award by SUNY Press for best new idea in education, The SUNY book won Susan Kovalik & Associates 1992 Gold Medal Award. Marion with a long list of published articles was also a codesigner with Alvin Toffler of a secondary level social studies series for P-H, 1973. He states,

"Mike has gotten inside my head so successfully that, almost without exception, he has been right when he's said that I might find a bit of forwarded mail or this or that particular web address usefully informative. Sometimes, his recommendations almost make it seem he's following some sort of just-in-time delivery schedule for me."

Marion's work can be found @ http://ddi.digital.net/~mbrady/index.htm or he may be contacted by sending an e-mail to mbrady@digital.net .

Best wishes from London

Your TopTens are such a source of pleasure and wisdom and I always enjoy them. Well done and thank you. Should you ever be in this part of the world, it would be great to have you speak to the members of the UK Coach Chapter - now about 70 strong.

George Metcalfe metcalfe@panther.netmania.co.uk


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