Mike Grogan is a Kaizen Expert and Management Consultant who has helped dozens of companies in the Philippines increase their output and efficiency. Directly mentored by Toyota Sensei’s and Certified as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Mike has helped companies from multiple different industries implement Kaizen in America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and now the Philippines. Since 2014, Mike’s programs have impacted over 100,000 Filipinos. Irish native Mike is the author of five books and the co-founder of The Rise of the Pinoy. As of February 2019, he has over 270,000 followers.
Special Episode: Coming Home to Opportunities with Dr. Cris Enriquez
Friends – it is with great sadness that I share with you the sudden passing of one of my Filipino heroes –Dr. Cris Enriquez
The news of his passing left a massive pain in my heart – he was one of the most inspiring, loving and most generous men I have ever met.
Dr. Cris had a massive love for the Philippines and his fellow Kapwa. From the first day I met him I knew this guy was someone sent by God.
I had the honor of sharing the stage with him as I saw him share his message of hope and love to his fellow Filipino.
One of my most memorable moments for me, when during a season of personal struggle – when I was seriously doubting my own capabilities – Dr. Cris (without me asking) gave me a surprise gift that brought me to tears. He never asked for anything in return.
He just said ‘It’s not from me Mike, it’s from Jesus’
My deepest condolences to his family, friends, patients and students – and all those who were touched by his love and wisdom.
The Philippines and the world has lost a great leader and teacher..
His legacy will live on.
Thank you Doc Cris for making me a better man.
I will never forget you.
Brother - until we meet again.
Your friend, Your mentee.
Re-release episode: Episode #43: When Things Don't Go As Planned
Admit it. We all want our day -- and our life -- to go according to our plans. But life does not work that way. No matter how you carefully plan or try to control every detail, something will definitely go wrong. It's our ability to cope with those moments that will define who we are and ensure the future success of our endeavors. Thus, in this quick episode, Mike shares with us a powerful advice on how to react when things don't go according to your plan.
Episode 109: The team behind Young Focus, a shining light in the slums of Tondo, Manila.
In the Smokey Mountain area of Manila, tens of thousands of families rely on scavenging and recycling garbage for a living. Financial constraints, as well as a lack of educational and social support mean that many children are unable to complete their education, and in turn, are unable to break the cycle of poverty.
YOUNG FOCUS believes that EDUCATION is the most effective way to tackle poverty faced by children and young people in the slums of Manila, Philippines
Episode 108: Why are we doing this podcast?
I have been very fortunate to have come here in the Philippines. This country makes me a better man and I couldn't think of any other country that could do the same to me. My belief in the Filipinos and their potential have been inspiring me for the past 5 years thus, pushing me to create this podcast. My vision for the Philippines is to be world and first-class.
Episode 108: 3 things a company in the Philippines must have; Why fairness should be your number priority with Barry Saiff
BARRY SAIFF IS AN AMERICAN-BORN FOUNDER OF SAIFF SOLUTIONS – A MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY BASED IN THE PHILIPPINES THAT PROVIDES TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATIONS AND OTHER SOLUTIONS.
Barry worked in technical communications for 26 years in the US before moving to the Philippines. He led teams of technical writers at six US companies, including GE, IBM, Oracle, and Symantec. He also did a lot of volunteer work, and raised over $2 million as a volunteer fundraiser for The Hunger Project.
I got the chance to work with him and do a little interview on how he's leading his people for 6 years. He shared the top 3 things that Saiff Solutions maintain in order to be a world-class company.
Episode 107: How Can The Rich History of the Philippines Help and Teach Filipinos with Evan Graff
Evan Graff shares his thoughts and deep insights about how rich Philippine history is and how can we, most of all Filipinos, can learn from it and apply it on current societal issues. He is currently a history teacher in a Christian international school and living here in the Philippines.