Michael Melnik



Michael Melnik is an occupational therapist with a master’s degree in exercise physiology. His career began in a hospital/clinical setting where he worked with a broad range of patients from a variety of industries. His experience in this environment was instrumental in the development of his speaking career. Michael’s presentations focus on time-tested strategies to effectively introduce, implement and sustain change. Effective leaders do something unique when they introduce change; they make a concerted effort to enlist the energy of the people they are trying to influence. They recognize that to move forward with the least amount of resistance, they need people on their side.

Featured Topics

  • The Energized Approach for Achieving a Safe, Healthy and Productive WorkplaceCompanies are continuously introducing change in the workplace. Along with this change comes the reactions of those who will be impacted. These reactions can range from acceptance and participation to resistance and anarchy. “Can an organization take measures to influence these reactions to increase the odds that the response will be positive?” The answer is “yes”, and the method is The Energized Approach.
  • From Knowing to Doing: Getting the Most Out of Your Safety Training Efforts
  • The Lighter Side of Sitting, Standing, Lifting and Stretching
  • If Change Were Easy, We’d All Be Perfect!
  • The Aging Worker


Michael’s presentations have had a large impact on our company. His effective use of humor and ability to connect with all levels of an organization have been instrumental in promoting positive changes in the work environment. His entertaining style made participants think they were at a comedy club, but with one important difference; they were learning while they were laughing! Even a year later, people still speak of the concepts and examples from his presentations.

Land O’ Lakes, Inc.

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