Biography

Michael A. Podolinsky CSP – Developing Productive Leaders and Teams, equipping them with the skills necessary to succeed.
Full time professional Speaker, Trainer, Adviser, Facilitator and Mentor to those who desire to maximize their productivity.Download Michael Podolinsky’s CV

Michael A. Podolinsky CSP is Asia’s Productivity Guru; the one CEOs, directors and business leaders need. He speaks the language of International business. Michael will NOT deliver theory or fluff. Michael shares real-world solutions garnered from his experience and 700+ clients. After 31 years of developing productive leaders and teams, he enables top tier professionals and their leaders to master productivity; boosting sales, lowering turnover, reducing costs, saving time and gaining dramatic results.

Good Questions: Why does Michael enjoy a 90% repeat / referral business? Why has the Singapore Institute of Management employed him for 23 years over 400 times (40+ more days already booked) for their members and member companies? Why did Great Eastern Life use Michael for the 13th time to Keynote their 150th anniversary AGM?

Answer: RESULTS! As a McGraw Hill and Pearson Prentice Hall author (the two largest publishers in the world) and frequent contributor to major media, his information and business advice is rock solid and cutting edge.

CLIENT RESULTS! Michael’s clients enjoy awesome results and success every year:

  • General Electric Healthcare Asia grows 22%
  • PT Prudential Indonesia expands at a rate of 52.5%
  • Amega Global continues growing 200% a year!

Let Michael help you and your team get results like this too as he serves clients in 33 countries on 6 continents; over 3000 audiences. Over 11 million people worldwide benefit from his powerful productivity message.

Methodology: Even though Michael was the FIRST Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) in Singapore and one of only 6 living in Asia and the Middle East out of 660 worldwide, He won’t talk AT you or your people. He shares and lets you and your people interact and share their wisdom as well. Why? Adults do not learn in a lecture format (20% effective). They DO learn in an environment that connects their past, present and future and one that forces them to challenge their assumptions and past behaviours. Adults need new ideas to stretch their creativity and comfort zones. There is NOT ‘thinking out of the box’ or “getting people out of their comfort zone”! These are myths. There is only stretching the box to overlap with a new reality and stretching their comfort zones.

Even in speeches Michael uses questions, quick activities, video clips, volunteers and his trademark humour to influence and INVOLVE the audience. In his workshops, his custom designed and delivered exercises, activities, games and Keynote® slideshows (he does not use PowerPoint) make for fun and interactive programmes that are remembered and produce results.

You deserve better! You’ve heard the kids and read the hype. If you’ve outgrown ‘fish stories’, ‘cheese moving’ and ‘oceans’ (no matter what colour), then it’s time to get some reality. You and your people deserve to experience a presenter with REAL experience, Michael Podolinsky CSP.

GUARANTEE: Want guaranteed results? Michael built his business over the past 31 years by offering this iron-clad guarantee: “Either you are happy with the programme or advice Michael shares, or you owe him NOTHING!”

Your leaders and teams will master:

  • Leadership Productivity
  • Productive Team Development
  • Motivation to Produce More Results
  • Managment & Productive Leadership Strategies, Skills & Techniques
  • Strategic Planning, Decision Making & ACTS-IM™Goal Attainment
  • Leadership Productivity Through Communication Development
  • Boosting Personal Productivity Through Better Presenting And Facilitating
  • Running Productive Meetings (one of business’s top time wasters)
  • Setting ABCDE Project Priorities™, Boosting Personal, Team and Project Productivity, Podolinsky’s Daily Focus List™
  • ON TIME Goal Attainment and Project Completion
  • Productive Time and Stress Management to Get 20% to 50% MORE done in less time
  • Psycology in Motivating People to Achieve Goals, Lower Costs and Sell More
  • How to Productively Deal With Difficult People

CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) Explained:
The CSP designation is an independent audit of a speaker and his business for expertise, eloquence, enterprise and ethics. The independent audit group, at the behest of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF), reviewed Podolinsky International Pte Ltd by interviewing and surveying clients, reviewing and evaluating five years of business practices including ethics, customer service and follow through, the return on investment received by our clients and the speaking ability of our Speaker and CEO, Michael Podolinsky CSP. We are one of fewer than 660 business worldwide who passed with flying colors out of over 15,000 in our profession. Podolinsky International Pte Ltd was awarded the Certified Speaking Professional designation as a business and we were evaluated as a business. We honor what we achieved with the teams inside and outside our business that helped us achieve this goal.

700+ CLIENTS INCLUDE:

Technology: IBM (3 continents), Microsoft, Toshiba, HP, Tyco, Philips Electronics (6 times), JVC, Seagate, Nokia, CISCO, Adobe, DSO, National Semiconductor, Semiconductor, Industry Association of Singapore, A*Star, NXP Semiconductor, KOMAG (Penang), L3 Communications

Finance: Prudential (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, USA, Hong Kong), AIA (46 times), Great Eastern (13 times), HSBC, AXA RE (Three week-long retreats to Perth for their top client CEOs), Tenet Sompo (5 times), UOB (3 times), Maybank (Singapore & Malaysia), Citibank Private Bankers, Citibank, OCBC (9 times), HSBC, Lonsdale Financial, Association of Financial Planners Singapore, MAA, Public Bank, Institute Bank-Bank Malaysia (Alor Setar, JB, PJ, KL, Subang, Penang, Labuan, KK, KB, Kuching over 30 times)

Hospitality: Singapore Airlines, Silk Air (CE & HODs and 2nd tier), Thai Airways International (3 week-long trainings), Shangri La (individual properties and DSOs) / Hyatt / Sheraton / Holiday Inns HODs, The Datai Resort, Andaman Hotel HODs & 2nd tier, Genting Highlands Resorts World HODs, Dusit Thani Hotel, The Fullerton Hotel and Fullerton Bay Hotel HODs, The Royal Chulan Hotel HODs, TTG Mice Convention, Sydney Convention and Visitors Bureau, Uniglobe India, Restaurants Association of Singapore (3 times for owners and GMs), Hospitality Association of New Zealand (9 times for GMS and HODs), Tourism Training Western Australia (3 times for owners and GMs), Society Incentive Travel Executives (North America and Asia), A & W Family Restaurants

Industry: OSRAM, JVC, Caterpillar Asia, Mobil Oil, BP, Shell, 3M (40+ times in Asia and USA), Ameron, General-Dynamics, Honeywell (USA & Asia), Tyco (two times), Stahl Asia, Bax Global, Singtel, KOMAG, Southern California Gas, Swiber Holdings (SGX billion dollar company), Neptune Lines, Port of Singapore Authority (7 times), Intergol-Rand, DuPont, Mondi Paper (SA), DeBeers owned Orapa Diamond Mines (Botswana), AAR, Heidelberg Cement (world’s largest), Saudi Readimix (2 times for HODs)

Education: Singapore Ministry of Education (2 times), Singapore Institute of Management (400+ times), SIM University, Malaysian Institute of Mangement (20+ times) NUS, Temasek / Ngee Ann / Nan Yang Polytecnics, U of M, NIE, University of Western Sydney, Times Education, WITTS Business School South Africa, various alumni groups including NUS Alumni, Institute for International Research (8 times), American Society of Training and Development

Government: Singapore Productivity Association, Botswana National Productivity Board, PSB Academy (Singapore Productivity and Standards Board Academy), Monetary Authority of Singapore, Minstry of Home Affairs Singapore, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI-USA), Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division (USA), Singapore Navy (2 times), Singapore Air Force (8 times), US Marines Corp Reserves, Prime Minister’s Office – Singapore (5 years training Foundes Course – those groomed to become MPs), United Nations, Defense Science and Technology Association Singapore, DSO, South Africa Police Services, Singapore Police

Medical: Schering-Plough, Singapore General Hospital (seven 2-day workshops), Changi General Hospital, National University Hospital (twelve 2-day workshops), Pfizer, Roche, GSK, Sanofi-Aventis (Singapore, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong), Novartis (2 times), 3M Medical (40+ times USA and Asia), Medtronic, Telectronics & Cordis, GE Healthcare, Hospital Management Asia, Philips Healthcare, West Pharmaceuticals, Dumex Thailand, Danone Baby Nutrition, Cook Medical (world’s largest privately owned company)

Others: SingPost, TNT, Bax Global, Fuji Xerox (2 times), Hill & Knowlton, Delphi, Pepsi/Frito-Lay, Coldwell Banker, JobsDB.com, Vietnamworks.com, Times India (3 cities), HRM Summit (3 programmes – Directors / Managers / Executives), Young President’s Organization, JTC, Retail Management Institute of Australia, Cerebos (6 times – Country Heads and HODs), Duty Free Shopping, Siemens Building Technologies, Times India, Tan Duc Training (12 times HCMC and Hanoi), Mediacorp, Amega Global (3 times – Genting & Bali), NuSkin, Nature’s Herbs, Navagos Group Vietnam (HCMC & Hanoi)

PERSONAL BIODATA:
At a young 57-years-of-age, when not traveling the world with his wife Sarnai and 2 children who attend local Singapore schools, Michael can be found in his daily quiet time (he is a committed Christian), weightlifting or mountain biking, rollerblading, wrestling with his children or simply playing his saxophone (when time allows). He enjoys writing and often vacations with his 17 inch Macbook Pro to write and relax. He listens to everything from Christian music, to classic rock to baroque chamber music (the harpsichord fascinates him), jazz to reggae.

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