About Me

It’s about sharing what I have Learned

Hello! I’m Michael

Technology Consultant Extrodinaire

It all started way back in the late ’70s while I was in the Police Force in South Africa coding offender fingerprints to be entered into a central database, which by the way, was the first in Africa, and the technology bug bit me. Since then I have programmed, analyzed, trained, consulted, business owned and managed my way from Africa to New Zealand to Canada.

My training started as a COBOL programmer way back in 1978 while in the Police Force and I have never looked back, from designing software to owning my own Microsoft training center in South Africa, to managing a call center in New Zealand. I have the experience you need. And I have seen Penguins!

Being an avid hiker, photographer and Rotarian also give me a good life balance with Technology on one side and the wind in my hair on the other.

Having over 35 years of experience with these fancy boxes called computers and smart devices and having been a trainer/consultant in 3 different countries, I offer all this and more to you and as I said before, the lure of home-brewed coffee does wonders for the little grey cells.

 

My Approach & Values

Having the tools and support for the job at hand is paramount for a successfully completed experience. Consider me the toolbox for all your Technology needs. I are able to show you how to use your devices to get the job done. Sharing my knowledge and getting my clients to feel more comfortable in the world of technology is where I come in.

Treat clients as you would like yourself to be treated is how I approach each new and individual consulting experience. While there are many ways to complete a task, I will get you going in the manner which best suits you and your circumstances and if you are not sure then we will work together to find the right solution for you.

My Experience

  • Over 35 years of Information Technology experience
  • 3 different continents of experience
  • Microsoft, Apple Mac, Adobe and many other software programs
  • Training centre owner/trainer
  • Service Desk Manager

My Education

  • COBOL programming
  • Microsoft Training
  • Firewall Administration
  • Business Management

I Offer On-site and Remote Assistance & Training

Remote IT Assistance & Coaching

Today’s technology allows many small issues to be corrected remotely, which can be helpful in rural areas or in extreme weather. As long as we have internet connectivity, I  can help.

 

Onsite IT Assistance & Coaching

Using one’s own device makes it easier to understand and digest the information being taught, so I will come to your home or office to keep you on familiar ground, relaxed, and using your own technology. The lure of coffee does wonders as well…

IT Consulting & Training

Technology training does not just mean showing you how to use an application but also how to purchase or advise on the best solution to a problem. If I do not have the answer , I will find the right person for  your question.

Bill, Vancouver 2020

I have found Michael very professional, helpful and knowledgeable. He solved my computer problems and gave good advice on how to proceed and do stuff on my own.

 

Tim, Vancouver 2019

I found Michael to be very thoughtful and helpful in working through my questions about using my Apple computer. He was very knowledgeable about my issues and knew where and when to find the answers he did not know and he likes my coffee. I would recommend Michael as a Technology Tutor.

 

Holly, New Westminster 2019

Michael assisted me with the challenges of converting data from both an old Windows Vista laptop to an iMac. He was very helpful in presenting the pros and cons and options. He is easy to talk to and doesn’t hide behind geek-speak and does research if he doesn’t have the answers. I wouldn’t hesitate to call on him again.

 

Gary, Vancouver 2020

I was having a bit of a fit this morning, when the camera wasn’t working, and I was supposed to be involved in filming a lecture over zoom, Tim calmed me down and said, “Call Michael!” And he was so right… I appreciate your patience and skill and knowledge. I’m now ready for tomorrow. Thank you and Much gratitude.

 

 

D'Arcy, Vancouver 2020

The degree of experience and knowledge you bring to your work is just outstanding. I can’t thank you enough for all the help you have given me.

 

Eva, Vancouver 2019

Thank You for your service. I appreciate your spending so much time here and working so hard to resolve my computer problems. I could have never done that by myself. I think my iMac is going to run much better from now on. Thanks again and best wishes into the future

 

Imran, New Westminster 2021

My experience working with Michael was great. He helped me alot . My course is going well thanks to your efforts . I hope we can work together in the future. Best wishes. 

 

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