Michael Nolan is President of Friesen, Kaye and Associates. Michael’s extensive experience in both the private and public sector spans more than 35 years in Performance Improvement, Training, Learning, Management, Sales, and Communication.
Michael has acted as a Training 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 Learning Solutions, ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Bank of Bermuda, Blackberry, Canon, General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Petsmart, Pfizer, Rogers, Scotiabank, Siemens, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Suncor, The Hartford, 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 training and performance issues at major industry events including: Association for talent Development (ATD – formerly ASTD), Institute for Performance and Learning (formerly CSTD), International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), Training, Training Solutions, On-Line Learning, TechLearn, and Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).
Michael is a sociology major from Carleton University and a member of: International Society for Performance Improvement, American Society for Training and Development, and Canadian Society for Training and Development.