Michael Sorsdahl combines his experience from senior leadership positions over 20+ years in the Canadian Armed Forces with his entrepreneurial work in health and wellness in working with nationally and internationally distributed teams. Michael uses both informal and formal assessments in several modalities with clients, including leadership and workplace assessments, that help explore how organizations and individuals can better function in the workplace, ultimately creating a positive corporate culture for people to thrive in. His knowledge of working with teams and distributed team management in the government provides a unique perspective when combined with the academic background and theory of team and group dynamics.
Michael completed his MA in Counselling Psychology at University of Victoria, and his PhD from the University of British Columbia in 2010 where he specialized in Counselling Psychology and Education, which supports his current work as a Provisional Psychologist in both Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Clinical/Counselling Psychology. He is a sessional instructor at the University of Victoria in their Counselling Psychology program, and is the psychological assessment instructor for Life Strategies Inc. He also works with Canada Career Counselling and the Leadership Success Group, focusing on helping individuals and teams maximize their personal potential in career and the workplace.