Michael has a wide variety of coaching experience, as an internationally accredited Master of Creativity Coaching, Executive Coach, Life Coach, NLP Practitioner, Thought Leader Coach and Abundance Coach.

He is also a long-time educator, founder of the Academy of Television and Screen Arts in Johannesburg. He has taught at AFDA, WITS, and NEMISA, and created the program of the Academy of TV in Johannesburg, where he served as Head of School and Head of Development at various junctures.


Recent speaking clients include: Future of HR, South African Digital Transformation Summit, DISRUPTHR, Leaderex, 4IR Indaba, MyFuture4.0, DHL, and AIESEC.

Michael has appeared on a guest on shows and podcasts including: 
Gentle Project Podcast,  ThriveableBiz Podcast, in_kindness Podcast, Marketplace with Charles Ngobeni




Michael is author of the upcoming book INNOTIVITY: A Mind Makeover Manual.

He is a contributor to Medium.com publications and other blogs, and a working screenwriter, TV producer and director.

Michael began his career as a script analyst for Castle Rock Pictures in Hollywood before moving to Prague, where he co-founded the international literary magazine TRAFIKA.

He was founding Treasurer of the Documentary Filmmakers Association (DFA), served several years on the Exco of the South African Screen Federation (SASFED), and is currently on the Policy Subcommittee of the South African Writers Guild (WGSA).

Michael was Head Writer for Single Mothers, a miniseries for Mzani Magic, based on his own concept.

He is the Showrunner and Head Writer for the series adaptation in process of the novel Indaba My Children and writer/producer of adaptations in progress for two other South African novels.

He has directed numerous reality shows and documentaries in Africa, including as co-creator of the 4x SAFTA-winning Jam Sandwich and as Head of Content for SAFTA-winning Die Foon, as well as writing and directing two seasons of Gulder Ultimate Search, Nigeria‚Äôs biggest reality show.

Michael was also Executive Producer of Documentaries and Reality Programming for Abuja-based Gotel Africa.

He has directed several music videos for top South African artists.

He is also an approved script editor for the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF).


Michael is known by other names: Toromono (The Bullmonkey), The Archangel, Menachem Mendel Baruch, and of course, Mr. Lee.  Dare you explore further?

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