Mike Barnato

#ThriveNotDive – using Management & Marketing, Martial Arts Principles & Mindset & Behaviour

#ThriveNotDive: Story Teller, Speaking Partner, Strategist

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My mission is to help you #ThriveNotDive, using Martial Arts Principles & Management Tools to change Mindset And Behaviour. I am a:

  • Story Teller (challenging, educating, entertaining on Work & Life);
  • Speaking Partner (agreeing actions & improving capability);  and
  • Strategist (creating the path – from purpose to performance, through people, processes, projects)

Don’t just take my word for it..I am pleased  with these recent comments:

  • “Mike is a master story-teller and instinctive entertainer, weaving in his heavy life messages with engaging light-hearted banter… then he did 4-points off the floor like a ‘punch line’. Fantastic! Thanks Mike !!!! 👍” David Jefferson, 20 November 2018
  • “You have made a fantastic contribution..” KS
  • Very relaxed, great humour, key points we can learn from.” PM                                      
  • “I really enjoyed it. And everyone else clearly did too. Superb.” Charlotte O’Farrell.
  • “Very insightful.” Peter Tomkins;
  • “Captivating..really enjoyed” Ketan Varia. “
  • Great Storytelling.” MT
  • Great compering.” Craig Simmons   
  • “Amazing.” LS
  • “A fabulous seminar.” O.H.
  • “Inspirational, easy to listen to & entertaining.” S.A.
  • “Inspirational & entertaining.”

1.Story Telling on Work & Life: Challenging/Educating/Entertaining

I use personal stories, sharing my mistakes, humour and demos (from mindful martial arts, calisthenics & yoga), tips & tools. All speeches are tailored. They can range from ten minutes to a seminar or compere role.

A. Story Telling about Work 

I speak on Mindset & Behaviour & Contemporary Challenges. This draws on my training as economist, barrister & leadership & consulting roles. Here are some examples:

1. On Mindset & Behaviour

  • How to thrive, not dive. (Changing your mindset by #Playing2YourStrengths & #ProperPractice) “Mike is a master story-teller and instinctive entertainer, weaving in his heavy life messages with engaging light-hearted banter… then he did 4-points off the floor like a ‘punch line’. Fantastic! Thanks Mike !!!! 👍” David Jefferson, 20 November 2018
  • Playing to YOUR Strengths (How to discover, develop & communicate strengths.) “Very relaxed, great humour, key points we can learn from.” PM                                       “I really enjoyed it. And everyone else clearly did too. Superb.” Charlotte O’Farrell.
    Metro Bank speech.jpg Speaking on Playing to YOUR Strengths at At Metro Bank.
  • How to combine focus and action (Aligning mind & body; strategy & tactics.)
  • Three tools to help you focus (Improving choice, concentration, communication.)
  • How to take action (How to find your path, practicing properly & for real &  escape from your comfort zone.)

2. Story Telling about Contemporary challenges

  • Worcester Warrior or Worrier? (Case study of leading a large de-merger programme & internal/external journey to The Richmond Group of Leading Independent Management Consultants. “Very insightful.” Peter Tomkins; “Captivating..really enjoyed” Ketan Varia. “Great Storytelling.” MT
  • Man on a Mission (The trials & tribulations of running a faith based charity.)
  • Age Is Just A Number (The business impacts of an aging diverse population)
  • The Seven “Fs” (The ingredients of a successful faith based organisation.)
  • The G.A.M.E. Changer (Impact of Gender And Marriage Ending.)
  • Knowledge management seminar for a professional body (Chair)

B. Story Telling about Life 

I speak on Mindset & Behaviour & Martial Arts, personal safety & self defence. This draws on my experience of Mindful martial arts, yoga, calisthenics (MMACY);  and unWellness (cancer & knee injuries). I think age is just a no. & create hope, inspiration & fun through positivity, #Looking4Balance, a #GrowthMindset and improving personal safety.  Here are examples:

 MC at Talent Show.jpg   Cabaret, Nov 2017. “Great compering.” C.Simmons   “Amazing.” LS

1. On Mindset & Behaviour

  • Overcoming fear of public speaking – six simple tools. “A fabulous seminar.” O.H.
  • Be. Positive (Two keys to thriving in turbulent times.)                                  “Inspirational, easy to listen to & entertaining.” S.A.
  • The Hospital Pass (How a critical illness – oesophagus cancer – changed my life.)
  • Legacy, learning & Laughter (Three keys to future happiness.)
  • Learnings from the Lotus (How tiny tweaks can lead to total transformation.)

2. On Martial Arts, Personal Safety & Self Defence

  • Sexism in the City (How a woman overcame repeated harassment in a City office.)
  • How not become a victim of violence (Why “fight or flight” is unrealistic and two simple actions to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim.)
  • Two strategies to keep you safe (How to be aware and avoid problems.)
  • Early learnings from martial arts (A journey of self-awareness.)
  • The Journey (A 40 minute speech/seminar for a faith based organisation, starting with a Latvian grandfather, who was a dentist & ran brothels.)

2a.Speaking partner (chair/facilitator) – Agreeing actions

I facilitate groups bringing  views into the open to reach agreement on the next steps. I have done this with over 50 different groups; covering Leadership, Strategy, Structure, Promotion, Projects & Conflict; and with teams in public, private & social sectors & wider stakeholders. The scope has covered all, or some, of:

  • Diagnosis: Interviews, initial research, discussion.
  • Design: Agenda, roles & materials.
  • Delivery: Ensuring all voices are heard & maintaining momentum.
  • Post Delivery: Capturing outputs and actions; sometimes making recommendations.

Please contact mike@barnato.com to arrange an initial free scoping visit.

2b.Speaking partner (mentor & coach) – Improving capability  

I help individuals & teams to develop capability, confidence & capacity to change. I have mentored 45 small businesses, corporate CEOs & not for profit leaders. Recent examples are:

Marketing for a CRM company, a School, a Wellbeing company & several sports businesses.

Management & people on Confidence, careers; redundancy, interview skills;Presenting with Panache & Conflict management & decision making;

Leadership & strategy for a charity, an environmental business & a research institute.

The scope covers strategic and tactical matters. It includes content (tips, tools, traps),  & process (acting as a critical friend, catalyst, contributor).

Please contact mike@barnato.com to for an initial scoping discussion.

3.Strategising (creating a path from purpose to performance through people)

I help organisations connect purpose to performance, through people, promotion, processes & projects. Some recent examples are:

  • Finalising a strategic plan in the face of opposing views;
  • Organisational design, governance & recruitment of Chief Executive;
  • Rebranding & identity change; and
  • Strategy & promotion for two membership based organisations.

4. Researching the ingredients of success.

You can read about my research project here.

Please feel free to comment on this post or to contact me here:

mike@barnato.com

@MikeBarnato

mikebarnato.wordpress.com

#MMAMike

 

 

 

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Written by Mike Barnato

February 9, 2015 at 4:28 pm

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