Michael has been involved in lifestyle education, health & wellness promotion, training and organisational development since the mid-Eighties. With close to 20 years of management experience in four continents, he brings to the table a well-refined cross-cultural mentoring capacity and a managerial acumen amassed in both not-for-profit and business contexts. He has extensive experience in Mindfulness practices and delivers insightful and engaging training seminars and group-work through nondenominational science-based methodologies.
In earlier years, Michael worked as a therapist and a trainer in clinics and centres in Australia, UK, the US, and Canada. Later, he undertook senior managerial roles in international businesses and charities. In his last full-time role, as a manager for the East West Learning Centre in Singapore, he focused on designing platforms to deliver an integrated Mind-Body approach to leadership education. Last year he oversaw the TeamUp program – a unique coaching journey designed to counter stress and build resilience in charities. In Australia, he runs his own coaching practice based on Mindfulness-based Leadership and Positive Neuroplasticity to work with individuals, organisations and Startups. He is also a member of the core faculty at the School of Life in Melbourne.
Besides a variety of certificates and diplomas in holistic therapies, Michael holds a Master’s degree in Management from Macquarie Graduate School of Management. He is a passionate and skilful coach and has been an associate of the Asian leadership Institute for close to 20 years
“Michael is humble yet enlightened with a kind heart, an open mind and a compassionate soul. His knowledge and experience in the mind body awareness space is not only in-depth but it is contagious. He had helped to set me on my own personal journey of transformation and awareness to which I am eternally grateful. Michael’s patience and guiding style inspired me to discover my inner strength and fortitude. I strongly recommend him for any organization that seeks to transform its culture and strives to cultivate not only effective managers but enlightened leaders.”
~ Felix Wong, China
“Michael is one of the most inspiring people I’ve met. He is dedicated to helping humanity on all levels –from creating a community center for seekers to courageously doing grunt work in the trenches, literally, all in a part of the world forgotten by most in the time of need. I’m not sure which shines more, his heart or his smile.”
~ Kim Roberts, USA
Michael Bartura was the group coach for an Asian Leadership Instite’s (ALI) skype and online based 4-month leadership coaching program that I joined in 2014. The coaching was based on a mindfulness methodology developed by ALI. Michael worked very skillfully with our small but diverse group of executives and guided us through the twelve sessions. I was impressed by Michael’s ability to probe deeper and offer alternative or supporting suggestions. He helped us to connect as a group, encouraged us to meaningfully practice, and supported us in making some of the changes and adjustments that we identified. Michael is a skilled and experienced coach and I am happy to provide this recommendation.