During their business careers both Lesley & Mike have honed their communication and leadership skills over 25 years of training and facilitation and communicating with both large and small groups. Their extensive training was initially gained from membership of Toastmasters International, the world’s leading communication and leadership organization.
Both Mike and Lesley have presented keynotes and educational sessions in over twelve countries worldwide. Their audiences comprise participants of differing nationalities, ethnicity and cultures.
In 2016-2017 Mike was elected to the position of International President for Toastmasters International, having served previously on the Board for 5 years. The Board comprises representatives from over 140 countries and as Chairman, Mike was responsible for conduct of numerous business meetings. In the continuing role as a director of the Board of a global organisation, Mike is responsible for direction in strategic planning and policy.
Mike holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Both Lesley and Mike have the passion to train born through practical experience gained in the highly competitive field of Real Estate Projects and Marketing; Lesley, as a leader in her field of Project Management, and Mike as the number one salesman nationally for an Australia-wide real estate franchise. In addition, ten years of experience with a national retailer has given Mike an understanding of managing a team to ensure the delivery of quality customer service.
In addition, as a Past President of the Rotary Club of Airlie Beach and a Paul Harris Fellow (the highest accolade awarded to Rotarians and non-Rotarians alike for service and a substantial contribution to Rotary’s humanitarian and educational programmes), Mike is a Past District Trainer for District 9550. This district covers 20% of Australia including Queensland north of the 21st parallel, Northern Territory and Timor Leste. Mike, in this role, was involved with leadership training for the club leaders, and his position incorporated training for effective communication skills and strategic planning amongst other skills. Mike retains an active membership of Rotary International. Amongst other community involvement, Mike Storkey was the founding President of the Whitsunday Chamber of Commerce.
Let Storkeys’ Team utilize their skills to develop your team to become better managers, communicators and achievers by tailor making a programme specifically made for your operation.