MAIN AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
- Intercultural integration
- Organisations and Cultural Analysis / Development
- Leadership Mentoring & Coaching — Human Relationship Management
- Executive Search
Michael Keating primarily serves companies in the Machinery and Engineering, Automotive, Building Materials, Electronic Technology, Manufacturing Industries and SMEs in all industries.
6 QUESTIONS answered by Michael Keating
WHAT KINDLED YOUR PASSION FOR HR CONSULTANCY?
As a young student, my sports teacher discovered my coaching talent and encouraged me to lead younger sports teams. From this emerged my “calling” for the development and promotion of people. I was able to continually develop this passion at University and then in my working life as HR Manager / Director in our international world.
AND WHAT KEEPS THIS PASSION IN LIFE?
I am a curious person, who likes to explore new situations and contexts. I really listen when others speak. I like to look through facades and discover the real personality of others. As a consultant, I want to discover the “Genius” of each person and so be able to specifically support their development.
WHAT ASPECTS IN HR CONSULTANCY RECEIVE YOUR SPECIAL ATTENTION?
My special interest is the chance process. In the word “Change” is a lot of “Chance”, it only requires the change of one letter for the change to become chance. The special challenge in my consultancy work is to create the right conditions for this transformation process. It really inspires me, to convince people to “let go” of the old and seize opportunities in the new. It is only in this way that both people and organizations can really win.
HOW DOES YOUR CUSTOMER BENEFIT FROM YOUR SPECIAL INTEREST?
I firmly believe that companies are only really successfully, when they are convinced that people are their most valuable “resources”. These companies understand the key motivation for employees and their teams who develop excellent Products & Services which meet customer needs. They know how to “bind” key personnel, develop managers to leaders and maintain overall great relations with their employees, customers and suppliers.
WHAT DRAWS FOR THE IDEAL CUSTOMERS?
The ideal customer openly and honestly put his problems “on the table” and thereby gives me the opportunity to find the correct solution.
AND HOW IS THE IDEAL CONSULTANT?
The ideal consultant meets his partner without prejudice and he works with him on the basis of honesty. He is not guided by visual impressions and looks for their skills, passions and the “unique” in others. Developing a trusting relationship is the way – Moving from distance to closeness, brings respect and esteem. And so, I see a consultant as a “bridge” between people, teams, companies and national as well as international “stakeholders”.