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MICHAEL ALAN TATE, MRE, CMF

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Michael (Mike) is a seasoned facilitator who helps leaders navigate change and transition through consulting, coaching, and writing.
Executive Consulting
Mike is president of On the Same Page Consulting, Inc., a leadership strategy and career planning firm that is geared around his trademark 1-Day Fast Track Planning Retreat model and Compression Planning execution method. The goal of his process is to bring his clients better results in less time.
For over 20 years Mike has been retained by progressive Boards and leadership teams to clarify strategy and Execute Leadership Succession, often called on to be a confidential advisor to leaders who are facing a significant change in their career and life.
Career Coaching and Writing 
Career coaching has been Mike’s passion and calling for decades. He loves to help clients of all ages “make the best next career move”. Private coaching is offered either face-to-face or virtually.
Mike is a best-selling author with three books: Design a Life that Works – business, career, family and faith on the same page,  The White Shirt – find you peaceful, life-giving career at any stage in life and Roll Up Your Sleeves – leading and living in a world of constant change.
Leadership and Life Journal is Michael’s international blog.He also hosts Small-Time Leaders, a 10- minute interview with an accomplished leader who recognizes significant people who did or said a small thing that changed her or his life forever.
Experience and Education  
After several years leading education programs and overseeing administration in two Kentucky congregations, Mike resigned from his church minister profession. He often says, “That was the day that minister became a verb instead of a noun in my life.” In 1993 Mike began his work in the field of leadership consulting as a career transition coach and director of web-based career education projects for a national human resource management firm. In 2000 he became Partner at a regional management-consulting firm that specialized in strategic planning and executive coaching. He founded On the Same Page Consulting in 2011.
Michael holds a BS in psychology from the University of Alabama Birmingham and a (MRE) Master’s in education from Southern Seminary in Louisville Kentucky. He has also earned a number of professional certifications, including Benchmark® facilitator for the Center for Creative Leadership, The Birkman International Method® and Compression Planning® storyboard planning specialist and graphics facilitator. Tate was recognized for contributions to the field of career management  by the Career Certification International Institute and received a Career Management Fellowship (CMP) one of only 356 awarded worldwide.
Personal Life
Professional experience and background are always important when considering someone to help you design a career plan or business strategy.  You might also want to know a little about me personally. As a man of faith, I try to look through a Christian lens for my own life while respecting the perspective others hold for theirs. I’m an active Rotarian and participate in its mission of world peace and local community service. I’m also an avid outdoors-man.
My wife Patricia and I make our home in Gardendale, Alabama, and own Riverbend, a bobwhite quail hunting preserve, located on the Black Warrior River. This is where I train my bird dogs and where Patricia photographs the wonders of nature in the woods and waters. We enjoy a richly blessed life with three children, five grandchildren and a bird dog named Annie.
Tate and AnnieTraining bird dogs to stay on point has been part of my life since my youth.
“A few years ago, I realized that my dogs had been training me. I try to pay closer attention to them now so I can be a better husband, grandparent and consultant.” Michael Alan Tate

Lessons from the Field

While coaching executives in transition is my profession, coaching bird dogs is a lifelong passion. These fine creatures have taught me many lessons that I have incorporated in my own life, as well as in my executive coaching. Namely, how to:
Sharpen Your Focus
Slow down and get on point
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Strengthen Your Relationships
Connect, honor and serve
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Simplify Everything
Act on what’s important right now
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Roll Up Your Sleeves Reviews...

Leading & Living in a World of Constant Change

Roll Up Your Sleeves has a biblically based story-line to help leaders get through their wilderness to their promised land. This book is a not a clinical approach to managing stress, but more of a collection of common-sense approaches that is helpful for people in their leadership and life.

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The book was what I needed to read during these times. I read The White Shirt book before this and that one helped me plan my life and career more strategically. Roll Up Your Sleeves helped me learn how to adopt to constant change and how to manage my feelings internally...
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Mike is an outstanding consultant and captivating storyteller. I make that statement with the experience of having consulted with him for over 25 years. This book is a testament to his amazing ability to combine kindness, clarity, truth and action to address the transitions we experience through the changes we happily embrace as well as those we would like to avoid, but cannot...
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Having read The White Shirt book, which is the previous book to Roll Up Your Sleeves, I must say Michael Alan Tate’s new book reads better than the first. Like The White Shirt, Roll Up Your Sleeves is a parable about leadership. Many nuggets of advice are in Roll Up Your Sleeves, but the message of the book is knowing the difference between change versus transition...
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Michael Tate has done several podcasts for me. When I read this book I knew he had a message to share at a time when everyone was coping with the pandemic crisis. His parable is about how to help others by understanding life...
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The book was a great read. The ideas Michael Tate has in regards to personal professional growth in The White Shirt and the leader advice on leading through change in this book are very well laid out in an easy to understand format. I great enjoyed both of them and have give away several copies of The White Shirt. I can’t wait to pass this one on to leaders and businesses I work directly with...
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