Michael A. Lair, President and Founder of Lair Learning Alliance, is an acclaimed consultant specializing in helping people and businesses learn and develop together to set and meet organizational goals. Mike provides invigorating programs in leadership development, team effectiveness, and personal performance. His inspiring and dynamic facilitation style energizes clients to maintain enthusiasm and effectively apply their learning to meet the practical challenges they face every day.
In both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors, Mike has directed Human and Systems Development efforts for small, large, and multinational companies. He has served as Director of Experiential Programs, and currently chairs the Experiential Training and Development Alliance, WEB Education Tools. For seven years Mike was the Director of Organizational Learning for Joy Outdoor Education Center, near Cincinnati, where he provided the leadership to initiate a full-service consulting operation, doubling base revenues and tripling the client base.
Mike earned his Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Psychology/Quality of Work Life from Bowling Green State University, and is currently on the faculty of Comair University and Xavier Consulting Group’s Senior Management Certificate Program. He chairs the Steering Committee of the Business Assistance Center, Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce. Mike also serves on the Advisory Board of the Chamber’s Branch Office in Blue Ash. His publications include articles in the Book of Metaphors, II for the Association of Experiential Education, and Getting Teams on the Same Page. Mike has also produced the manuals Managing Conflict, Team Alignment Process®, Creating Shared Vision, Developing Strategic Plans, and Quality Team Processes and Leadership.
With his dynamic personality and action-based process-consulting, Mike creates inspired employees and focused leaders who take a lively mutual interest in their company’s welfare-and who enjoy healthy and fun places to work! When appropriate, Mike takes full advantage of his alliances with other service providers to customize his offerings for each client. He has strengthened the ability of many companies and organizations to take effective action, including American Tool Companies, BHE Environmental, COMAIR, Inc., Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio, The David J. Joseph Company, Federated Department Stores Leadership Institute, HealthBridge, Indiana Constructors & INDOT, KnowledgeWorks Foundation, Legal Aid Society of Cincinnati, Lexmark, Mead Corporation, Ohio Department of Education, Pitney Bowes, and ITW- Hobart Corporation.