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Consultant | Coach | Author

Michael Alan Tate

Michael Tate is a professional consultant, coach, and author. He has helped many successful executives and their team facing organizational changes and leadership transitions design smart strategies to move forward purposeful way.   

In 1990 Tate began his work in this field, serving as both a career consultant and director of web-based learning projects for Spherion, a national career management firm. In 2000 he became a Partner at Vantage Associates, a southeast US management consulting firm specializing in strategic planning and executive coaching. 2011 Tate founded On the Same Page Consulting, an executive consulting firm focused on Strategic Planning, Leadership Succession, and Career Coaching. 

Tate is the author of Design a Life that Works: Your business, career, family, and faith on the same page, The White Shirt: A career parable about finding a lifegiving job in a lifegiving way, and his latest book release in 2021, Roll Up Your Sleeves: A business parable about living and leading in a world of constant change. He holds several professional certifications: Benchmark® facilitator for the Center for Creative Leadership, Birkman Method® Consultant, and Compression Planning® storyboard planning specialist, and graphic facilitator. The Institute for Career Certification International Institute awarded him the Fellow designation for his professional contributions to strategy and career management.

He is a graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham and holds a master’s degree in Administration and Education from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Tate and AnniePersonal 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. Training 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.”

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