Michael has spent his career in Fortune 500 organizations as an international Human Resources professional. His experience has brought him to all continents, observing the same difficulties companies have in quickly and accurately identifying talent. It is through this experience and passion that Michael is convinced that there must be a better way! Michael is American and French, an international speaker, and author of Tagging for Talent: The Hidden Power of Social Recognition in the Workplace.

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For years, executives have been asking, “Why am I spending all of this time and money when I keep getting the same results?” Tagging for Talent inspires leaders to tap into the power of the crowd, along with practical guidance on how to put a peer-based tagging system in place.


This unique method challenges the status quo of talent identification and succession planning with an easy crowdsourcing approach to competency recognition.

This is not a book about using social media, but a true business solution using the natural behaviors of your workforce to self-identify potential myriad of talent.


Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and AudioBooks.net. For a complete list of retailers, click here.

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"Tagging for Talent offers hope for how HR professionals and business leaders can create better competence networks that will improve talent processes. Michael’s decades of experience help him envision the potential of this innovative technological approach to improving talent management. Such insights are central to HR’s creating new solutions to talent challenges."

  Dave Ulrich 

Rensis Likert Professor

Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Partner, The RBL Group


Corporate Universities & Academies

As the creator of a multiple award winning corporate university, Michael can help your organisation evaluate the business benefits, practical hurdles and educational rewards associated with an academy or learning institute strategy that fits YOUR needs.

Social Recognition 

Today employees expect so much more from their managers while also counting on their peers to give recognition as well. Michael can help you evaluate the best steps for you and your organization to capture this and also introduce you to TagUp© for capturing hidden talent.

Peer-to-Peer Learning 

3-6TY Video© is a peer-to-peer learning system that gives employees a quick and efficient way to learn from each other. A five minute video can often solve a problem that a 3-day training can’t. We use it at home, why not at work!

Change Management & Communications

With over 25 years of change management experience, Michael can help guide your organisation through the difficulties and the related communication issues associated with this often difficult process.


Not only for the high tech computer programmers of Silicon Valley, Michael can facilitate for you a fun, yet jam packed results-oriented event to find solutions for a specific set of issues or problems?

Problem Solving Workshops

Whether you need someone to help your organization to articulate a solution to a problem, or simply a Master of Ceremonies for a large conference, Michael is both an experienced event leader and team facilitator of both small and large groups.


What Are Your Hidden Talents?

Sebastien S.

South Africa Wind Team Leader

Cape Town, SA

39 years old










Johanne D.

Payment Services Officer 

Cornwall, Ontario, Canada

40 years old









Elisabeth C.

Accounts Receivables Clerk

Greenwood, South Carolina, USA

28 years old









Richard L.

Professor of Mathematics  

Zurich, Switzerland 

36 years old








Ian T. 

Lifestyle Journalist

London, England 

38 years old









Rachel Z.

Human Resources Manager

Wellington, New Zealand 

32 years old










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