Mike Clayton is a speaker and author focusing on project management,
the integration of complex change and the science of influence and
“I have enjoyed working with you over the years
- you seemed one of the people who could make decisions and get things done.”
Senior Manager, Deloitte
Mike is skilled at communicating complex ideas to managers and leaders at all levels.
He is an expert in getting things done, making change happen, and thriving as a result.
If you need a dynamic and inspiring speaker for your conference or workshop, or a
powerful training seminar, Mike offers a range of challenging and inspiring topics from
the fields of communication, change, project management and personal productivity.
Follow the seminars link to learn more about Mike’s speaking topics.
“One of the best seminars I’ve attended in the last 17 years.
Enjoyable practical and useful.”
Seminar participant, DSM Legal Solicitors
July 2009 saw the publication of Mike’s first book, the Management Models Pocketbook,
and now has others in print and in the pipeline. Follow the books link to learn more about
“A handy resource of tools and hints, relevant to virtually all walks of life.
Practical without taking itself too seriously.”
Deputy Director, UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills
Mike has also written a monthly column for Training Journal from Jan 2007 to December
2008 and various articles for other magazines. Mike is the principal author of
Management Pocketbooks’ blog, the Management Pocketblog.
Mike is an accomplished facilitator. He can help you to design a successful conference that
will achieve the change you want, and can chair and moderate panel discussions, host your
conference, or facilitate workshop sessions. Follow the conferences link to learn more
about Mike’s facilitation and conference design work.
“One’s choice of facilitator can make or break a day like this, and we are
really pleased with our choice! We felt that you really created a
very good atmosphere for the day, and one where people felt
relaxed and happy to contribute.”
War on Want, Chief Executive
A track record in Project and Change Management
Mike spent many years as a project manager, integrating complex change in a wide variety
of organisational settings. Between 1990 and 2000, Mike worked with international
management consultancy Deloitte, as a Senior Manager in their Programme and Project
Management team, gaining first hand experience of delivering large projects, helping
clients manage change, and leading teams of between 5 and 100 people.
“From our time working closely at TfL it was team working,
coaching and personal development that you excelled at and
it was obvious those were the areas of consultancy that you really enjoyed.”
Manager, Deloitte Consulting
Mike’s record of successful innovation, and his real passion for creating peak performance
in individuals, teams and organisations ensure depth, excitement and high quality
outcomes to his work. Mike’s programmes create profound and lasting change.
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Mike subsequently honed his communication skills as a coach, facilitator and trainer,
running his own training business, Thoughtscape, between 2002 and 2009. Mike was
a founding Director of Kent Trainers, a leading training provider in the South east of England.