Biography – Michael Nolan

Michael Nolan

Michael Nolan

Michael Nolan is President of Friesen, Kaye and Associates. Michael’s extensive experience in both the private and public sector spans more than thirty-five years in Performance Improvement, Training, Learning, Management, Sales, and Communication.

Michael has acted as a Learning and Organizational Consultant for senior executives and human resource directors throughout North America and Europe. He has personally trained over 30,000 participants and worked with such clients as: Allied Solution, Bank of Bermuda, Blackberry, Canon, Dofasco, General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Novartis, Pacific Gas & Electric, Petsmart, Pfizer, Puppet Labs, Rogers, Scotiabank, Siemens, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Suncor, The Hartford Group, Verizon Wireless, University of Phoenix and Walgreens.

Michael was a committee member of the Certified Technical Trainer (CTT) Program which determined the scope, content and specifications of the CTT examinations. Prior to FKA, Michael was Director of Corporate Training and Development at Mitel Corp., an international manufacturer of telecommunication systems. His public sector experience was with the Dept. of Revenue as Head of Management Development and as a Training Consultant and Specialist with the Dept. of Health.

He has presented key learning and performance issues at major industry events including: Association for Talent Development(formerly American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)); Institute for Performance and Learning (formerly Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD)); International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI); Training Magazine’s Annual Conference and Expo; On-Line Learning; Training Solutions; Training Directors Forum; and Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).

Michael is a sociology major from Carleton University and a member of: International Society for Performance Improvement, The Association for Talent Development (formerly the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)), and The Institute for Performance and Learning (formerly the Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD)).

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