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  • The typical manager spends 25-40% of his or her time dealing with workplace conflicts. That’s one to two days of every work week.

    — Washington Business Journal, May 2005

  • Fortune 500 Senior Executives spend 20% of their time in litigation activities.

    — Mediate.com

  • More than 50% of employers report having been sued by an employee.

    — Society for Human Resource Management survey, cited in USA Today (Workers win more lawsuits, awards, March 27, 2001)

  • 32% of employees are engaged at work and 51% were not engaged at work.

    — Gallup.com 2015

  • America has a civility problem. 63% of Americans believe that we have a major civility problem and 71% believe it is getting worse.

    — Civility in America - Weber Shandwick 2013

  • Compared with people at low-trust companies, people at high-trust companies report: 74% less stress, 106% more energy at work, 50% higher productivity, 13% fewer sick days, 76% more engagement, 29% more satisfaction with their lives, 40% less burn out.

    — Harvard Business Review by Paul Zack Jan-Feb 2017

  • Research shows that 60-80% of all difficulties in organizations stem from strained relationships between employees, not from deficits in individual employee’s skill or motivation.

    — Daniel Dana, Managing Differences: How to Build Better Relationships at Work and Home (2005, 4th ed.); Barbara J. Kreisman, Insights into Employee Motivation, Commitment and Retention (2002)

  • Organizations adopting conflict resolution processes, like mediation, report 50-80% reductions in litigation costs.

    — Thomas Stipanovvich, ADR and the “Vanishing Trial”: The Growth and Impact of Alternative Dispute Resolution (2004)

What's the PROBLEM?

Do you want to negotiate winning solutions with the IRS on business valuation, business to business or within businesses? Are there those that need help with de-escalation? Do you want to resolve conflict? Do you want to enhance effectiveness with your team and organization? Do you want more productive, engaged employees? Do you want to feel more engaged? Do you want to feel like you really make a difference and bring others on board too?

What's the SOLUTION?

Mike Gregory customizes in helping clients resolve conflict, negotiate winning solutions and speaks on this topic internationally. He can help you directly with your area of concern as an expert on the IRS or other areas of conflict, and Mike can speak to your organization on this and other leadership topics. Mike provides over 50 high energy, high content, and high involvement presentations annually. Participants leave with tools they can implement immediately.

Why is Michael Gregory Consulting, LLC the Best Solution?

  1. Return on Investment – work with difficult people, listen effectively, de-escalate, reduce stress, focus on problems, engage yourself, engage others
  2. Extreme Customization – No two client sessions are the same. He works with you to develop training and key notes unique to your needs.
  3. Add Value Like Crazy – design and deliver what you need, provide handouts you can reproduce for free that others charge $15 to $25 each.
  4. Mike’s style is high energy, high content, and high interaction with your team.
  5. Participants leave knowing what to do and how to do it. He provides them with soft skills and new strategies to address their concerns.


Visualize your conflict with the IRS, another business or within your business resolved. Visualize your team fully engaged, focusing on issues, addressing conflict constructively, actively listening to you, peers, support personnel, vendors, customers and other stakeholders. What does that mean to your bottom line when everyone is aligned and moving in the same direction?

Open honest dialogue resulting in further improvements in quality, productivity, business results, customer satisfaction and employee satisfaction.

Participants Feedback

Ratings of 4.8 and 4.9 on a 5.0 scale and comments such as “Best management training I ever had” motivate Mike and reflect his participants perspective. A flyer with a half dozen longer similar commentaries is yours for the asking.


Simply email Mike at mg@mikegreg.com or give him a call at 651-633-5311. That’s his style.

Whether managing a group or an organization of 1,200, Mike always gave everyone in the organization his direct line. You can contact him directly too. He will focus on you and who you want him to work with to customize what you need.

Mike's latest book.

Now Available on Amazon

Are you in conflict with someone or know someone who is?  Do you want some help to address this situation based on neuroscience and practical application?  Mike's new book "Peaceful Resolutions: A 60-step illustrated guide to the art of conflict resolution"  provides the steps necessary to resolve conflict.  This book was written to help:

  • someone who is currently in a conflict
  • someone who want to help others in a conflict, and
  • someone who wants to take proactive steps to prevent conflict.

After more than three years of research and partnering with neuroscientists, social workers and others, Mike takes his experience with over 2,500 negotiations and mediations to help you learn what he has learned works and apply these proven techniques to your conflicts at work, with clients, with the IRS, home, school, community or other areas of life.

Mike has learned these techniques over 30 years in the field and now for the first time he shares what he has learned with you so that you too can apply these techniques to your areas of conflict.

In addition, Mike makes individualized presentations to audiences internationally and offers an online video series providing meaningful leadership training and assistance on various tax topics. View More Information

Take Leadership to Another Level and Enhance Effectiveness

With live leadership presentations, live real time virtual events, books and videos offered here. The tax topics are for those that want to learn how to:

  • work with the IRS to avoid an audit
  • what to do if audited
  • prevent and address conflct whether with the IRS or with others.

Mike applies the most current concepts of neuroscience to issue resolution to help you resolve your issues.

Mike now offers a key note on "My Story | Your Story, How to De-escalate and Resolve Conflict" allowing participants to reflect on their own experienes and learn from the presentation how to de-escalate and then negotiate to develop collaborative solutions.

Mike has a passion to learn and to share what he has learned to help others. To assist you he has written 10 books and he provides 14 videos  on leadership and tax topics to give you what you need for success. Mike has given over 250 presentations internationally to firms, bar associations, CPA societies, appraisal organizations, universities and others.

He would be happy to make a presentation to your organization.

Besides presentations Mike consults as a mediator and negotiator as he helps clients resolve issues within client to government, client to business, and within organization venues. For example with the IRS, within board of directors, shareholder disputes, between partners etc.