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Michael Henderson Travels from Auckland, NZ

Michael Henderson


  • Business
  • Culture Change
  • Ethics
  • International Speaker

Michael is a Corporate Anthropologist, which means his job is to help organisations learn the role culture plays in delivering workplace performance, business results, customer experience and employee satisfaction. He is the author of ten books on organisational culture values and leadership.

Michael has a degree in anthropology and 35 years experience overseeing and supporting over 300 company culture transformations around the world. His work has been endorsed by the world's leading expert of organisational culture Esteemed Professor Edgar Schein, of the M.I.T Sloan School of Management, who described Michaels method of supporting organisation so align and develop their culture as "The missing link" for organisations to be able to truly understanding what culture is and what it does and how to align culture as a strategic asset.

Michael has worked with organisations such as; The Australian Navy, New Zealand Rugby Union, Canon NZ and Australia, NZ Olympic High Performance Sports, Fonterra Global USA, Office Works Australia, Red Vespa NZ and UK, Lend Lease Australia, Middle East & China, McDonalds NZ, Outward Bound NZ, Bupa Hong Kong, Suncrest Bank USA, The Tomorrow Company London, Suntory Japan.

Keynote Titles

  • The Five most common mistakes organisations regularly make with their culture and how to avoid them.
  • No business can outperform its' culture! Why Leaders must align culture as a strategic asset and how to do so.
  • The three traits of a high perfuming culture.


Michael was very well received by all team members...more balance has been evident in our salespeople between personal and has certainly opened up the team's mind to what is important to them - to reflect their values...I think it was a great success in all aspects.

Bayleys North Shore Real Estate

We have been focused at Lion Nathan on behaviours and culture for many years. We believe that the behaviour of our leaders is a key driver in creating a culture which attracts and retains great people, and builds high engagement of those people within the business. Michael and his team have helped us work with our leaders to enable them to become clearer on their personal values, their preferences and priorities, and to align their behaviours/capabilities/environment with their values. We believe that leaders, who are clear on their values and live them, behave in constructive ways and help to create a constructive culture. The outcome of this work is good for the business and good for the individuals themselves.

Lion Nathan Limited

I would highly recommend Michael. We needed a speaker who could engage and challenge our CEOs members with actionable insights. In the space of 50 minutes Michael delivered that and more.

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