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Michael Patterson has over twenty years experience working for various financial institutions, starting his career right out of high school as a teller. He began training in April 2000, and is currently responsible for the training and development for a 300 employee credit union in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Mike facilitates workshops on diverse topics such as leadership, employee retention, coaching, diversity, communication skills, and emotional intelligence. Mike frequently visits high schools to discuss interviewing techniques and business ethics.
Mike began writing Promotions Are Not Served At The Deli Counter in the spring of 2009. Dismayed at the sense of entitlement shown by young employees, Mike wrote the book as a guide for how to really succeed in the workforce. Many of the analogies used during leadership training appear in the book.
Mike is a member of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD). He is an affiliated faculty with www.tythepmcoach.com. When not training, Mike is a registered Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) wrestling referee. He is an active volunteer with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Bucks County PA. He is an avid sports fan and political junkie.
Mike lives in suburban Philadelphia with his wife Ann and two dogs, Baleigh and Kimba.