Personal and Spiritual Development Counselor

— Until you truly understand who you are, you will never be content.

is best known throughout Southern California for his popular talk radio programs. Since 1977, he has hosted news and talk shows on KABC-AM, KLOS-FM, KLSX-FM, KCBS-FM, KRLA-AM, and KPFK-FM. His KPFK talk show was the only radio program featured in the L.A. Weekly's "Best of 2000" issue.

In 1987 Michael left broadcasting as a full-time profession to begin his own business, Personal Development Strategies. With offices in Glendale, he provides consulting and training to individuals, couples, and businesses.

As presented by Michael, Personal Development Strategies are custom-designed private training sessions in stress and anger management, conflict resolution and sensitivity, motivation, goal-setting, problem-solving, accelerated learning, leadership, teamwork and character-building modules. Michael also teaches classes in Spiritual Wisdom from a non-religious, philosophical viewpoint, and provides corporate trainings under the rubric Corporate Wisdom.

Michael hosts public seminars such as: Integrated Living; Creativity, Confidence and Courage; The Power of Self-Respect; Integrity - Adventures in Personal Truth; Through the Looking Glass; and Breakthrough to a New You. He has served as the Sports Psychology Consultant for the U.S.C. Women's Tennis team and Burbank Burroughs High School Baseball Team.

Besides graduating from Michigan State University with a B.A. degree in Television and Radio Management ('70), the California Community Colleges Board of Governors has awarded Michael lifetime certification as an Instructor of Communication Arts. He has been a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Education's Radio Broadcast Advisory Committee and the Pasadena City College Broadcast Advisory Committee.

Michael served a full six-year term as a member of the Board of Directors for the Glendale-Crescenta Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross. He's also a past member of the Board of Directors of the Glendale Family YMCA, and past Chairman of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce Disaster Preparedness Committee. He is a federally licensed amateur radio operator, N6IJR, the founding City Radio Officer (CRO) for the Glendale Emergency Amateur Radio Service (GEARS), a member of the Crescenta Valley Radio Club, and a Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL - the National Association for Amateur Radio).

Each year at Christmas, Michael plays Santa when GEARS members give local kindergarden children an opportunity to speak to St. Nick at the North Pole over amateur radio. For several years, Michael and his wife, Doreen, were the television hosts of the Montrose Christmas Parade. Michael was also the parade announcer for Glendale's Days of Verdugo Parade.

Michael has received formal accolades and awards from the United Nations Association, the California State Senate, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the American Red Cross, the Live and Learn Foundation, the National Leukemia Broadcast Council, the Glendale Family YMCA, and the Glendale Jaycees. His biography can be found in Marquis Who's Who in the West, 27th edition.

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