Michael Griffin

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Michael J. Griffin

CEO & Founder
ELAvate India, Indonesia, Singapore

Mr. Griffin has spent the majority of his 40+ year career in Asia in the field of Leadership Training and Organizational Consulting. His areas of expertise include Cross Cultural Leadership, Senior Executive Development, Sales Productivity, Strategy Mapping and Balanced Scorecard.

His life mission is to equip and inspire young people to be the leaders they have the potential to be as multipliers across Asia Pacific.

In 1976, he arrived as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Malaysia serving for over 3 years.

In 1980, he joined Xerox Learning Systems (later called AchieveGlobal and now part of Miller Heiman Group) as their Master Trainer for Southeast Asia. Mr. Griffin has been the franchisee for AchieveGlobal for 20+ years in Indonesia and India.

Since 1995, he has worked with Trompenaars Hampden-Turner Consulting do Asian research and consulting on Cross Cultural Management.

Mr. Griffin is a Master Coach for Dr Tim Elmore’s globally acclaimed Habitudes Training in Asia. This unique training focuses on developing Generation Y leaders’ attitudes and habits of leadership.

Mr. Griffin volunteers for Dr John Maxwell’s EQUIP as an Associate Trainer for over 7 years and as Asian Coordinator for 6 years where he has led a team of 50 volunteer trainers to conduct leaders training across 19 countries in the Asia Pacific Region. He is also the Asian Trainer for Man in the Mirror conducting seminars for helping men be better fathers/husbands and ethical businessmen. He currently coaches men across Asia.

Mr. Griffin is also certified for Jeffrey Gitomer’s Gitomer Certified Advisor Program.

Well over 1,000 profit and non-profit organizations have used Mr. Griffin’s training including Intel, Mattel, Nike, Nokia, Starbucks, Nestle, DHL, Akzo Nobel, American Express, Pall, Essar Group, InfoTech, Temasek Holdings, Honda, Pfizer, Bose, NOL, GlaxoSmithkline, BHP, GE, IBM, Boston Scientific, Abbott, Schlumberger, Reckitt Benckiser, NEC, Jones Lang Lasalle, Monetary Authority of Singapore, 3M, Philips, Unilever, ExxonMobil, CSR, CIFOR, and Petronas. He has trained volunteers at Man in the Mirror, World Outreach and City Harvest Church.

He has probably trained participants of more ethnic groups than any other AchieveGlobal trainer in the world, having consulted or trained people in U.S.A., Singapore, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, China, Hongkong, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Europe, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Qatar and Taiwan.

Mr. Griffin is married to a Malaysian and has two young adult daughters. He enjoys Asia because of its rich diversity of people, culture, and food. He speaks Indonesian/Malay and conversational Mandarin.