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Michael Melnik

Michael Melnik is an Occupational Therapist with a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology. For more than twenty years, Michael has delivered his unique, high-energy message to over a quarter of a million participants throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. He also produced and starred in award-winning videos utilized by numerous Fortune 1000 companies. When an organization is looking to effectively implement change or simply wants to energize the work environment, Michael’s presentations hit the mark. With his simple, practical and time-tested tools, Michael’s message promotes

Presentation Description & Topics

The Energized Approach for Creating a Safe, Healthy and Productive Workplace

Those in a position of responsibility for safety are often faced with the monumental task of “implementing change”, “getting people on board” and “driving safe behaviors.” All of these can be daunting, time consuming and energy draining activities unless they are done in a way that actually generates energy from everyone involved. The Energized Approach by Michael Melnik is a time-tested process that was created to “generate and capture” the energy needed for the success of any program or initiative.

Imagine the energy that can be generated in a work environment where employees purposefully try to get caught “doing something safely” rather than hiding an unsafe behavior. Imagine the energy created when an employee has a positive response when invited to a safety meeting rather than responding with “Is it mandatory?” And imagine the energy that becomes available when an employee thanks a manager or supervisor for demonstrating a genuine concern about his or her safety. In this session Michael introduces the 10 essential energy sources and demonstrates how energy can be harnessed through the use of The Energized Approach.

If Change Were Easy, We’d All Be Perfect
Do you eat right, exercise regularly and avoid things that are bad for you? Ever cut a corner to get something done quickly? Even though we know the right things to do, we don’t always do them (and then we act surprised when others behave the same way!) In this lively, energetic, fun-filled session, Michael examines this humorous and often frustrating side of human behavior; the resistance to and the struggle with CHANGE. Through the use of REP: The Rational, Emotional and Physical Approach for Promoting Change, Michael helps you not only better understand what drives behaviors, but offers practical strategies for steering them in a positive direction.

From Knowing To Doing: Getting Maximum ROI From your Employee Training Efforts
It is well known in the training world that what is said by an instructor is not necessarily what is heard by the audience. To complicate matters, what is heard by the audience doesn’t automatically turn into what is done when the class is over. Organizations invest substantial amounts of time and money on training to influence behaviors in a positive way. The problem is that most organizations focus attention solely on how the training will be delivered with little thought given to how it will be received and put into practice! In this fun, high energy and practical session Michael introduces REP: The Rational, Emotional and Physical Approach to Effective Training. The REP approach helps organizations maximize training effectiveness by focusing not only on how information is delivered, but also on how the audience receives this information and how they move from what they know to what they do!

The Language of Safety

Each and every day organizations do hundreds of things in the name of health and safety. They implement policies and procedures, conduct training classes and put up posters. While these activities consume a great deal of time, energy and resources they don’t always lead to the desired results. It turns out that in many instances the outcome has less to do with what is being done and more to do with the language that is used by those responsible for driving safe behaviors. It has been demonstrated that small changes in what is said and how it is delivered makes a significant difference in how it is received and acted upon. This fun, high energy and humorous session offers simple strategies for creating a language around safety that helps everyone in your organization maximize the impact of their efforts.

Hear what others have to say

Thank you, Michael.  My colleagues and I agree that you hit a home run with your keynote presentation.  The energy it brought to the room seemed to carry forward into the day.  All of the feedback I have received has been very positive, especially from our executives.  I am glad you had some time to spend with them.  My only regret is that my planning team did not have more time to spend with you yesterday. I can’t say enough how much we appreciate your flexibility at such late notice in accommodating my request.  We are very grateful. – James Turman, Safety Program Manager, Safety Services, San Diego Gas & Electric


You know a presentation had an impact when people are still talking about it 8 months later! – Phillip E. Hall – Human Resources Manager Marathon Ashland

Let me ease your mind and tell you that you cannot go wrong bringing Michael in to present to your audience.  He is by far the highest rated, most consistently solid speaker we have had present to our client companies over the past 20 years.  His message and style are fantastic!  Hire him! – Andy Johnson, ARM, CSP Executive Vice President-Principal, Captive Resources LLC

I am writing to provide a professional reference for Michael Melnik.  Michael has spoken at several of our Risk Control Workshops and always delivers an energetic and captivating presentation. Michael is a vibrant speaker that has the skills to addresses an audience of any size with relevant, and resourceful topics.  His vast knowledge and lively nature connect with the audience members and keeps them engaged.  One of things I love most about Michael’s presentations is that his audience leaves feeling motivated and equipped with the knowledge and tools to implement changes that may be needed. Michael is a talented speaker with a unique ability to capture his audience.  I would highly recommend him as a speaker for your organization. – Tracy Stendardo Vice President – Risk Control Captive Resources, LLC