The First 90 days in a new role
Thursday, May 7, 2015
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
This presentation is built around Michael Watkin’s book ‘The First 90 Days’. It will present a framework and strategy to address the challenges of assuming a new role. The objective of the presentation is to share a plan and a toolkit which, when taken together with some diligence and execution, will increase the likelihood of your success in your new role. The material is relevant in situations where you are assuming a new role inside your existing firm, or joining a new firm from outside.
About the Speaker
Michael is a recognized innovator, experienced in leading strategic change and delivering sustainable business growth in both startup ventures and Fortune 100 companies.
As a seasoned senior executive Michael utilizes his sales, business and technology leadership experience to assist Verity’s executive level clients successfully navigate through personal and organizational change.
Michael’s executive coaching practice includes C-Suite business leaders in the Healthcare, Financial Services, Pharmaceutical, Food Services, Training, Regulatory and Manufacturing sectors.
Michael comes to the Verity team after a successful sales, business development and technology leadership career – having held executive level positions in information intensive companies including CLARICA and MDS Health Group. As CEO of USCI, he led the successful turnaround of this troubled Financial Services business, resolving significant compliance issues, doubling sales force productivity, closing customer service gaps and growing profits by 35%. He was a driving force on several major business transformation initiatives across several industries – from the conception and launch of start-up ventures to the successful transformation of companies facing business or growth challenges.
With extensive experience leading strategic organizational change and delivering sustainable business growth, Michael has demonstrated his understanding of the impact of leveraging the power of human capital to secure sustainable business advantage in information intensive businesses.
Michael is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University. He is an ICSA Accredited Director of the Board and is a Certified Coach Practitioner through the Certified Coaches Federation. Michael has served on the Board for Junior Achievement of Kitchener Waterloo.