Michael Melnik

Utilizing "The Energized Approach", Michael helps organizations create a safe, healthy and productive workplace
Travels from MN
$7,500 - $9,500


Michael S. Melnik MS, OTR is the owner of The Energized Approach and Prevention Plus Inc., where for the last 20 years his career has focused on helping organizations develop effective leadership, achieve organizational growth and embrace positive change. Michael has delivered his motivating, high-energy, fun and practical approach to a quarter of a million participants in some of the largest organizations in the country.

Michael’s most requested programs are as follows:

  1. The Energized Approach“  

Companies introduce numerous programs to employees with great concern over how they’ll be received. Existing programs fall short of expectations and end up in the program graveyard and “new and improved” programs are introduced. The problem usually isn’t with the programs; the problem is the environment into which these programs are introduced and the methods used to develop, implement and support these programs. “Batteries Not Included” offers a time tested approach that increases the success of new programs by energizing the work environment with participants who are motivated, receptive and involved. 

     2.  “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.

      3.  “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!

     4.    “The Lighter Side of Sitting, Standing, Lifting and Stretching” 

Did you know that there is no “right” way to lift, that long periods of sitting and standing can be done without fatigue or what it means to “let your body breathe”? In this high energy, interactive session Michael dispels the myths surrounding “proper” body mechanics and offers practical and effective strategies to increase comfort and productivity in any work environment. This popular session is a refreshing break from the normal course of events and offers participants valuable information while getting them up, moving and energized.

    5.   ”Surviving a Multi-Day Conference” 

Organizations conduct conferences to motivate and energize audiences, yet prolonged sitting combined with changes in sleeping, eating and exercise habits often have the opposite effect. In this fun, high energy and hilarious session, Michael examines the physical demands of a conference and provides participants with practical tools to help them remain “energized” throughout the event and send them away ready to put their new-found knowledge to use. A great opening for your full day or multi-day conference!

Although Michael has developed relationships all over the world here is a partial list of clients that he has served;

  • 3M, Albertson’s, Alcoa, ASSE, Arkema, Ball Packaging, Best Buy, Cargill, Caterpillar, CH2M Hill, Chevron-Texaco, City of Minneapolis, Colorado Safety Association, Food Marketing Institute, Frito Lay, GEOsmonics,   General Mills, Hasbro, Heinz, Honeywell, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, John Deere, Jostens, Kimberly Clark, Land O’ Lakes, Marathon Ashland, Marriott, Mayo Clinic, MDU Resources, Mechanical Contractors Assoc. of America, MN. Safety Council, Mississippi Power, North Dakota Safety Council, National Ergonomics Conference, Northwest Airlines, San Diego Gas and Electric, Starbucks, South Dakota Safety Council, State Compensation Insurance Fund, The Home Depot, UCLA, UPS, Wal-Mart, Wisconsin Public Service 

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 positive changes long after your event is over.

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