Michael has been involved in lifestyle education, health & wellness promotion 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.  He now works part-time as a consultant and coach for  the Asian Leadership Institute Consultancy in Chiang Mai where 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 working with individuals and Startups, teaches classes at the School of Life in Melbourne and is part of the development team for the new Ripple Affect Institute.

Besides a variety of certificates in a range of holistic therapies, Michael holds a Master of Management and a Cert IV in Training & Development, and has been training with The Asian leadership Institute for many 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.

~ Martin Venzky-Stalling, Thailand

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