"You see beauty where you desire to see it.
You see ugliness where you are afraid to see beauty."

Holistic Counselling Services

About Michael and Associates

Michaels Personal Mission Statement

Guided by LOVE,
with joy and commitment,
I give and share freely,
without hesitation,
what I have to offer,

Taking good care of my-self, on all different levels,
I see opportunity and the beauty of life,
in every situation, with every person.

I feel loved and appreciated wherever I go.

About Michael

Michael is a proud Canadian who obtained his citizenship 15 years ago and has been in Canada for over 20 years, when he moved to BC from Germany.  It has always been Michaels mission to work with people and he began his career as a youth group leader working as well with handicapped children.  That was followed by two years working with hospice patients, mostly elderly. 
Michael then took the opportunity to become a sales representative for a pharmaceutical company, which provided him extensive knowledge in the medical and health fields.  This experience led to becoming a certified Holistic Health Practitioner and his natural inclination for counselling and coaching came to the fore.
Following this, Michael soon began providing coaching and counselling services to mid-size industry (up to 500 employees). He developed a variety of workshops and seminars for the benefit of both companies and  individuals.
His holistic approach towards counselling was more and more reflected in all different areas of his life and his work, resulting in being able to observe  the positive impact it had on his clients.

After 30 years of serving, where Michael has worked with people of all ages, stages, ethnicities, educational backgrounds and walks of life, he focuses his services now more towards individuals and those in relationship. 

Michael finds it very rewarding to facilitate the work of others as they progress through this journey we call life. 

Michael’s insight and professionalism are strongly reflected in the comments of previous clients (click here for testimonials) and is also recognized for his empathy and compassion.

One of Michaels favorite quotes is from Mahatma Ghandi, who said "Be the change you wish to see in the world". That’s Michaels purpose and why he loves the work he does.

Guiding Philosophies and Beliefs

Michael has chosen his associates for the beliefs and guiding philosophies they hold in common.

They believe that each individual has the capacity to answer their own questions and solve their own problems.

They believe in the “ripple” effect — when one of us changes, that change flows through to the people around us—friends, family, partners, kids and work colleagues

They believe in the abundance of Nature, and that we can learn how to tap into that abundance.   While we humans seem to have become habituated to thinking in terms of scarcity, we believe it is possible to shift that view through assisting others to seek their own strengths and gifts.

They believe we, consciously or unconsciously, chose our own realities.  By working through our past experiences we can begin to make conscious choices that help us attain our life purpose.  Michael also has a quote that supports this belief —  As Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t ….you are right?”

And as Dr. Wayne Dyer postulated,   It’s up to us to choose how we want to experience our life while we are here. Are we human beings having a spiritual experience or are we spiritual beings having a human experience?