About Mike

Finally, at peace with the journey—dedicated to igniting creativity in others…improving people and teams, while generating ideas with impact in inspiring places.

Hi! I’m Mike Ford. For so many years in my career, I feel I was defined more by my industry than my real work. Now, I have found what I was always searching for… the peace with the journey. Most of my career has been spent getting the best out of people and the best ideas in the moment. When you find something fulfilling, you want to share it with others.

Now I’m living in that sweet spot where you get real people together with technology in an inspirational place, and watch sparks fly! Call it my wheel house or whatever, but like Steve Martin in the movie “The Jerk”, I feel like I finally found my special purpose! It’s amazing how after meeting my lovely bride Dawn, so many aspects of my life became so vividly clear! So, strike up the band! Let’s hear some Johnny Nash because, “I can see clearly now!”

Back in college, I watched a good friend, with just simple tools, magically take a block of wood and turn it into a beautiful duck decoy. It finally hit me years later; he was simply carving away everything that wasn’t the duck!  My gift as a facilitator, is helping you with my process, to carve away everything getting in the way of your possibilities.

Innovation is like the cement bonding marketing, sales, and human capital together in ANY business regardless of size.

Whether you are:

  • strategizing
  • marketing digitally or otherwise
  • branding
  • selling
  • advertising
  • social media planning
  • communicating
  • or any other kind of business activity

your ideas will set you apart from your competition. Period.

What do I know about this?

I have been a leading facilitator, thought leader, and strategist using the creative process for decades. An explorer at heart, I am always ready for a new adventure. I enjoy pushing boundaries, and driving others to discover limitless possibilities. I have literally helped hundreds of companies explore bold new grounds and slay dragons. I will always bring an elevated level of energy and enthusiasm to the dance. In addition, you will get keen insights, passion, and my process as the compass to get you there.

If you’re ready to start being more innovative in your work, and by that I mean connecting better with your ideal clients, creating a culture with an open mindset, then you’re in the right place.

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