Michael W. Harnett founded the brand Mind Growth Matters in 2014, due to an incredible desire and passion to help others change their mindset, overcome their fears, step out of their comfort zone, realize their full potential, live a life of purpose and significance, and achieve much greater levels of success and happiness in both life and career.
Mind Growth Matters is a mindset, personal growth and leadership development entity committed to providing profound, memorable, and impactful learning experiences to those they serve.
Michael is also an Independent Certified John Maxwell Team Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker, who has been diligently trained and prepared to deliver world-class personal growth and leadership development programs inspired by the #1 Leadership Expert in the world, John C. Maxwell.
Michael is a seasoned corporate business professional with a strong business acumen, and a tremendous entrepreneurial spirit. He possesses 25+ years of developed skills in entrepreneurship; corporate leadership; business and operations management; sales and business development; promotions and marketing; coaching and mentoring; leadership, personal growth and career-path development; as well as industry-leading customer experience delivery.
Michael is an effective communicator and natural connector. Michael’s ability to cultivate authentic and respectful working relationships with individuals at all levels of authority and responsibility, combined with his natural ability to connect well with people from all walks of life, has allowed him to enjoy repeated success and growth, both personally and professionally.
Michael has successfully cultivated multi-million dollar corporate accounts, and managed highly efficient and cost effective contact center and customer care business operations for many well-known North American organizations including, US Embassy Visa Operations – Canada; Capital One; Chapters Indigo.ca; New Era Tickets; 1-800-Pack-Rat Moving & Storage; and Nissan Canada.
Michael has an amazing passion for serving others from the heart, and servant first leadership is a philosophy he firmly believes in, simply because it enriches the lives of individuals, builds stronger organizations and communities, and ultimately creates a more thoughtful, caring and kinder world.
Michael is extremely honoured and privileged for having the unique opportunity to help people transform, grow and evolve, while adding tremendous value to those he serves, allowing them to achieve their dreams, while realizing their full potential.
With over 25 years of experience in entrepreneurial, business and corporate environments, Michael has the tools, knowledge, skills and breadth of expertise to help move people, teams, and organizations in the desired direction to achieve their goals.
EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
Academic Honours Diploma, Broadcasting: Television & Video Production, Canadore College, 1997
Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker, John Maxwell Team, 2016
HONOURS, AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Gord Lamorie Memorial Scholarship
Rotary Club of Nipissing Scholarship
Port Dalhousie Lioness Club Scholarship
Television Broadcasting Operations Award
Television Broadcasting Communications Award
Television Broadcasting Program Achievement Award
Royal Canadian Legion Colonel Milne Memorial Bursary Award
Honoured as Valedictorian & Student Rep. Speaker at Secondary School Grad Ceremony
Honoured as Student Rep. Speaker at Annual Canadore College Academic Awards Ceremony
Coached Boys under 8 Soccer team to both league and play-off championships with undefeated season (North Bay & District Soccer League)
Ontario Government Certificate of Appreciation – Presented by Premier Mike Harris for personal contribution at the Royal Luncheon held for Queen Elizabeth II at Canadore College, North Bay, ON
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Barrie, Ontario, Canada