In 1996, this energetic young trauma doctor carried his charisma from the casualty room over to the small screen and anchored Top Billing, South Africa’s longest running prime time television magazine show, for more than a decade. Then as Executive Producer and presenter he melded his passion for medicine and media and created two new TV series called “Hello Doctor” and “The Dr Mol Show” with a vision to educate, empower and inspire South Africans to live their best lives, by being the healthiest they can be. In between he co-founded TomorrowToday, a futurist consultancy helping individuals and organizations to better understand the way the world works, and trends that will affect us in the future – and later took up tenure as CEO of Sportron International.
Today he’s a product architect and director of Hello Doctor – a game-breaking company, that has spread globally, operating in several countries in Africa as well as Indonesia – using mobile technology to “give everyone access to a doctor anytime, anywhere.”
In 2015 Michael’s first book “The Best Day of your Life” will hit South African shelves.
Aside from being a former Mr. South Africa and a Professional Speakers Association Speaker Hall of Fame Award winner, he suffers from an incurable addiction … an insatiable thirst for adrenalin! From sky-diving out of a hot-air balloon, to running the bulls in Pamplona, to scuba diving under an frozen lake, to wing walking on a bi-plane, to surfing the great Zambezi white waters on a body board, completing two Cape Epics and flying to the edge of space in a russian mig and bungi jumping off the highest bridge in the world …backwards! There’s nothing that he would shrink back from … yet!
Michael resides in Cape Town, South Africa – has been married to Jacqui since 1994, has three children, Joshua Rachael and Naethan and is no longer on the safe side of 40.
Work Life Balance!? Get a life.
On your marks, get set … think.
Why is it that despite the speed and efficiency of the 21st century there’s still too much to do, and too little time? We live our lives in the fast lane, but are in danger of falling asleep at the wheel. Exhaustion has become the most prevalent health epidemic in modern times, yet we continue running on empty, tipping the scales and upsetting the balance – begging the question: “Are we really living at all?”
There is an answer, a distinct, proven remedy to manage the all consuming 24/7 work ethic. “It’s about time!” you exclaim. Actually it’s not … it’s about Energy. Time is only valuable when it intersects with energy. What matters is not the amount of time spent but the energy that’s invested in the time that you have, whether at work or at leisure.
Since Energy is defined as the capacity to do work, every business requires adequate energy to drive successful execution. Energy is therefore the fundamental currency of business, and arguably the most important asset of any organization.
As the late Peter Drucker said: “Your first and foremost job as a leader is to take charge of your own energy, and then to help orchestrate the energy of those around you.”
Managing energy, not time, is the key to sustained high performance and satisfying work life balance, or better still: Work Life Integration. That’s the foundational mainstay of the keynote presentation: Get a Life. This simple yet profoundly fundamental paradigm shift will assist individuals and organizations to accomplish more, in less time, with a higher level of engagement and a better quality of life.
There are 1440 minutes in a day … just 90 of those could dramatically change the way you spend the rest of them.
Synopsis: Get a Life
A paradigm breaking explanation of the precept that Performance, Wellness and Satisfaction in every area of life and work, are all grounded in the balanced and proficient management of energy, not time.
Concepts covered in the Keynote
Understanding Biochemical Energy
The diagnosis and consequences of mismanaging our energy
Debunking the Myths and paradigms of traditional management
Manage Time – Avoid Stress -Life is a marathon – Minimize Downtime
Manage Energy – Apply Stress – Life is a series of Sprints – Maximize Downtime
Becoming a Corporate Athlete
The Key Principles of managing energy efficiently
The high performance pyramid and the power of purpose
Take Home Value
This precept will assist individuals and organizations work smarter, not harder – through harnessing, concentrating and restoring that valuable human resource called energy, and applying those principles to work and life.
Please Note: This is not a time management program… there’s no time for that.
“The secret to lasting success, individually and organizationally, lies in how we manage our energy.” Marcus Buckingham Author
“First, Break all the rules” and “Now, discover your Strengths.”