About Mike

Michael Patterson is a speaker, trainer, and author who has been developing managers and employees to reach their fullest potential since 2000. Mike relies on his extensive experience to incorporate personal stories into his presentations. His use go analogies help bridge the gap between what participants already know and understand, and the message he is conveying. Audiences find his presentations to be engaging, informative, and fun. With the ability to relate to different generations and experience levels, Mike's material is relevant to high school students and corporate CEOs.

Mike has over 25 years'  experience in the financial industry, including the last 10 working with credit unions. After 10 years working in the branch network, Mike transitioned to the training field in 2001, where he has been developing employees reach their highest potential. 

Mikes style of presenting will keep your audience engaged, and his message will  them energized and excited to apply the principles learned the moment they walk out of the room.

Mike is also the author of three books; Promotions Are Not Served At The Deli Counter, Sit Stay Succeed: Management Lessons From Man's Best Friends, and The Sales Coach.  His articles have been published by AOL Jobs, Training Magazine, the Credit Union Executive Society, and CU Management.  

Mike is an active PIAA wrestling official. He lives in suburban Philadelphia with his wife Ann, their daughter Kyleigh, and dog Kimba.


 "Mike is a highly motivating and engaging speaker and trainer.  His use of personal stories and analogies create a common ground that encourages learning and positive interaction with his audience."

 Dr. John Park
Parents-Beard LLC

"I'm a tough critic when it comes to presenters, but I really liked Mike's presentation. Mike has a good delivery and his content was right on the money."

 Denise Romanelli
Sun East Credit Union 

 "Michael is an excellent public speaker; thoroughly prepared, engaging, and delivers a message with immediate take-away value."

 Rhonda Rumbaugh, CAE
PA Credit Union Assoc.

 "Mike has a fun way to cover valuable material. Kept me focused on what was coming next.."

2013 PCUA Convention 

 "His honest and entertaining stories demonstrate Mike's uncanny ability to create rapport with almost anyone, on any level."

 Gary Seigel, PhD
Rockhurst University

 "Michael's creative ideas for presentations and activities were evident and astonishly effective."

 Lorie Sfugarus
Fleet Bank

 "His presentation was purposeful, energetic, and relevant. Mike's approach to training is unique and innovate. He makes learning easy and fun."

 Melanie Dupard
Pelican State Credit Union

 "Out of the box; deep, strong analogies. Great presentation!" 

2013 PCUA Convention