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Michael Tatham

Class of 2005 – Innis

Innis Alumnus, Michael Tatham, is a business expert who is dedicated to the improvement of companies through tools of business transformation that he shares with clients. The Tatham Group is a consultancy that aims to improve a business’ bottom line.

In a few words, please outline your career path.

New Fish – Accidental – Experimental – Purpose

What does The Tatham Group do?  What types of services do you offer?

We provide a powerful business transformation system that we transfer to our clients to help them improve their bottom line.  The secret sauce of Tatham is our experiential learning.  It expedites change by building the discipline of execution to achieve fast measurable results.

What qualities do you feel are the most important for a leader to possess?

-Not afraid of failure

-Adversity

-Ability to execute through others

-Strong/consistent moral compass

What is the most important lesson you have learned during your career?

True success always comes from learning from failure

What is your favourite memory from your time spent at Innis College?

The sense of community and the fact that I met my wife when she worked at the registrar’s office

Do you have any advice you would like to share with current Innis students?

You will most likely forget 80% of what you learn in school, but the most valuable assets you will walk away with are learning to network and teaching yourself how to learn.

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