Get to know me via video
Resumes and cover letters are great but experiencing me via video is even better.
Below I answer a series of questions about my experience and who I am.
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blog / Thought leadership
A great way to get a sense of how I think and how I get things done.
Training and Workshop Facilitation
As a facilitator, I have implemented continuous improvement programs to drive engagement and achieve results. At Intel I worked with upper management to alleviate a situation where employee needs were not met. After receiving more information through one-on-one conversations I co-created a peer empowerment group to facilitate communication between floor workers and upper management. I organized weekly meetings to provide a space where feedback could be safely shared and received between the two groups. I leveraged technology to oversee and manage this project. Over 100 ideas came out of this session and short experiments were employed to test the viability of these ideas. As a result, the organization experience increased communication and collaboration.
As a licensed life coach, I enjoy creating and leading training programs for a diverse group of individuals including at the executive level. For example, as a Human Resource Business Partner at Intel I developed a change management training program and a conference networking program for introverts which I delivered in person and as an online course. I enjoy assessing needs and applying coaching methods to improve practices. While at Intel the organization scored low on the annual health survey on the topic of professional development. As a result I founded a training program for managers on how to have meaningful conversations with their employees. Approximately 500 manager to employee conversations were initiated and the following year’s survey saw a 20% increase in satisfaction.
Consultative Business Partner
A consultative approach is essential to working across various groups and aligning goals towards one company objective. In one example at Intel, I took over a merged team that was challenged with working as one unit. In collaboration with the OD department, I conducted one-on-one interviews, gathered essential data, analyzed feedback and created a program to address a particular pain point. I reported out on the results of the program through a presentation called, “Geese Teamwork,” as a result I was asked to run the same program for three teams on site.
Digital Content Manager | Community Manager
2016 - Present
Responsible for creating and implementing digital strategy to increase awareness of our Open Enrollment programs. Build and manage community of international entrepreneurship educators.
Program Manager | Employee Brand Ambassador 2013 - 2014
Responsible for helping to humanize the Intel brand through internal and external communication.
Operations Manager 2005 - 2013
Effectively led a team of 20 semiconductor manufacturing technicians. Created and managed projects to increase engagement and retention of Massachusetts’s employees.
Human Resource Business Partner – Temporary Rotation 2012
Served as the Human Resource point of contact for Operation Managers and Manufacturing Technicians. Managed projects in change management and employee engagement.
Served as the site representative on a corporate wide Veteran’s program to ease the transition from the military to civilian life.
projects / Additional experience
Social Media Examiner
Director, Attendee Engagement – Seasonal Conference 2013 - Present
Responsible for all aspects of attendee engagement and connection from strategy to execution at Social Media Marketing World Conference.
Run the Point Enterprises
Creative Consultant, Freelance 2013 - 2016
Responsible for creation and execution of projects for various clients.
Ethnic Online: New England's Magazine for Ethnic Professionals
Senior Contributing Writer 2008 - 2012
Create fresh content on a monthly basis designed to engage the online community in meaningful topics that directly impacted our readership.
What Others Have To Say About My Work
Global Brand Strategy Manager
Mike is the truest form of a brand ambassador. As the Intel Ambassador community manager, he engaged and inspired a group of 300+ global employee ambassadors.
He is genuine and authentic in his approach and role models the characteristics of our brand ambassadors through a pioneering spirit, innovation, collaboration, passion, and commitment.
Director of Events
Social Media Examiner
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Ambassador Bruny on our recent Social Media Marketing World conference. He managed many facets of our in person networking and helped make this a memorable networking experience for many.
Mike is the consummate professional and takes his work very seriously. He delivers on his promises and goes above and beyond to deliver value even when not asked or expected. I highly recommend him for your next in person conference (as long as it doesn't compete with ours!).
Speaker, Author, Biz Strategist
I hired Michael to be the ambassador for my Body of Work Live conference in Phoenix, Arizona. I wanted the participants to feel welcome, supported and prepared to do great work during the conference.
Michael was amazing in his role. He organized and managed all the pre-during and post-conference events. He reached out to new participants and made them feel welcome. He created a strong, positive culture before the conference even started.
I got amazing feedback and praise from those who had interacted with Michael, and consider his role to be a critical part of the success of my event.
I recommend him with great enthusiasm, full endorsement and without any reservation to small businesses, companies and individuals who want a truly warm, classy and professional brand ambassador.
Before Mike, I'd never met someone who could create such an AMAZING and long lasting 1st, 2nd, 3rd... impressions. He is truly an ambassador for the importance of branding yourself.
He is an extremely interesting person, with great values and unique views and opinions on so many different aspects that it is very hard not to want to pick his brain all the time.
He brings such an authentic and honest feeling to what he does, with such great attitude that you either want to:
a) work for him b) work WITH him or c) do your own work and make him proud somehow
Higher Education Professional
The Consortium on High Achievement and Success hired Michael to facilitate a session on networking for our Black and Latino Males Conference. Mr. Bruny not only made networking a tangible "thing" for students, he made it fun by removing the stiff stigma attached to it. He also used hip-hop lyrics to discuss personal branding. One of the most innovative presentations I've ever seen.
The students enjoyed that Mr. Bruny encouraged them to remain true to who they are.
Massachusetts Port Authority
I attended a session Mike taught at the YPN Leadership Development Conference at UMASS Boston.
He talked about Personal Branding and I found his insights to be extremely valuable. He demonstrated a high level of expertise and his presentation was clear and immediately actionable and he was sensitive to others who did not have the online visual.
In addition, his style was open and inviting to questions (and he expressed appreciation for them) and willingly gave his time to responding to questions thoroughly.
Mike is extremely enthusiastic about his work which is infectious. I certainly would recommend him for any training on this subject.
Forbes Coaches Council
Invitation only community for business and career coaches
The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC)
The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) provides its members with access to tools, mentorship, community and educational resources that support each stage of their business’s development and growth. Our organization promotes entrepreneurship as a solution to youth unemployment and underemployment.
EDUCATION / TRAINING
Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Master of Science in Management (Concentration in Sports)
Visual Story 2015
Learned the elements of creating a visually pleasing presentation
Summer Agenda Session 2014
1 of 15 participants selected out of over 500 applicants to participate in a week long program with Seth Godin where we focused on our individual projects.
Inbound Marketing basics 2015-2016
Coaches Training Institute (CTI)
10 month leadership program 2010
Coaches Training Institute (CTI)
Co-Active Coaching Certification Program (2009)
The Partnership, Inc.
Leaders of color program 2006