I am Mike Balof. I have learned that change is inevitable. I have also learned it is not the hideous monster that most folks make it out to be. Change, although disturbing as it pushes us out of our comfort zone, is good. Wash and Wear replaced hours of ironing, medical advances save more lives every year, and changes in automobile safety save thousands on our highways.
Who am I to say this? Well, I am an observer who has learned to enjoy and prosper from these changes. You want something more formal? I have a few degrees, including an Associate of Applied Science from the Community College the Air Force in electronic systems technology, a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, and a Master of Arts in Education and Training. The Masters is in Adult education and training, with emphasis in Distance Education, Course and Curriculum Development, and Corporate Training. I also was invited and joined the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society. The education helped get me to where I am, yet it is of little importance here. The important thing is what I can do for you.
The future is coming and with it many changes that will either benefit you, if you are ready; or give you grief and a large learning curve if you are not. I have designed and delivered both classroom training and distance learning for the past 13 years. Some of the intensive, interactive courses benefited contract manufacturing and nonprofit institutions. I taught youth and adults seeking employment to represent better themselves, leading many of them to successful careers. I teach people how to use the software on computers, embrace the changes as they come and work with the idea of process improvement in their lives. I teach people how to work as a team, and identify, and fix problems, using a myriad of tools from Total Quality Management(TQM), to 8-D, to Six Sigma. I am now here to help you to reach your objectives whether you are a business or an individual.
As we start to live in a post knowledge world, where a doubling of common knowledge shrinks from moths to days, our essential skills will include how we interact with those around us. Knowledge will already be everywhere and changing too fast to stake a particular claim. I believe there is hope for growth and opportunity for everyone to find a new opportunity or strengthen the ones they now have.
Please join me as we make the most of these new opportunities