Are you a coach, therapist, leader, manager, or trainer who’d like to make more of an impact your clients, customers, or staff?

Would you like to be more of a “difference maker” with friends, family, or in the world?

If this is you, I am delighted to announce the next Genius Catalyst Certification program beginning live and live-streaming from London in June, Toronto in September, and Los Angeles in December of 2023. Each of the catalyst intensives will be led by me, and will include multiple opportunities to learn how lasting change actually happens, watch me work with others in real time, and put your own understanding to the test as we go.

If you have ever wanted to be able to make a real and tangible difference in the lives of others regardless of whether or not you want to make your living as a helping professional, I’ve created this program with you in mind!

What is a Catalyst?

The dictionary definition of a catalyst is “an agent that provokes or speeds significant change or action”.  During our six months together, you’ll learn to act as a catalyst to people’s innate genius, wisdom, and creativity, so they can bring their best self to any problem, challenge, or project. 


Here’s a quick video where I talk about what it means to be a catalyst within your profession, whether you are a coach, manager, therapist, leader, or any other type of helping professional:

Here’s how it all works…


Live and live-streaming in London
June 16th – 19th
10am-5pm  UK 

The sociologist Joseph Campbell famously said:

People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance within our innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.”

We’ll begin our time together with the spotlight firmly on ourselves – our own ability to harmonize our life experiences with our innermost being and actually “feel the rapture of being alive”. This is both important in its own right and the key to our ability to impact and awaken others .

Here’s just some of what we’ll be exploring:

  • The principles behind the inside-out understanding – where people’s experience of life really comes from (and why recognizing that fact really matters)
  • Bringing your genius to life – the amazing capacity of the mind for insight, creativity, and guidance
  • The power of inspiration, wonder, and the world of deeper feeling
  • How to reliably spark your own felt sense of aliveness, experience personal breakthroughs, and create lasting change

Here’s a clip from last year’s Personal Catalyst Intensive


50-52 Chancery Lane

London WC2A 1HL

The Genius Catalyst Certification Program

What our students have to say about training with Michael


Live and live-streaming in Toronto

September 8th – 11th
10am-5pm ET

The physicist David Bohm wrote:

“The field of the finite is all that we can see, hear, touch, remember, and describe. This field is basically that which is manifest, or tangible. The essential quality of the infinite, by contrast, is its subtlety, its intangibility. This quality is conveyed in the word spirit, whose root meaning is “wind, or breath.” This suggests an invisible but pervasive energy, to which the manifest world of the finite responds. This energy, or spirit, infuses all living beings, and without it any organism must fall apart into its constituent elements. That which is truly alive in the living being is this energy of spirit, and this is never born and never dies.”

At the heart of this exploration is one simple truth: there is no substitute for being fully present with another human being. During the Spiritual Catalyst Intensive, we’ll work together to be able to recognize the spark of spirit in others and make use of some basic tools to fan the flames of presence and aliveness in their lives.

Over the course of our time together, we’ll be exploring:

  • Deep listening, connection, and trust
  • Transformative presence – having more of an impact by being more of who you really are
  • How relationship and context make impact more or less likely to occur
  • Working in the space where humanity and divinity collide

Here’s a clip from last year’s Spiritual Catalyst Intensive


1 King Street West,
ON, M5H 1A1


What our students have to say about training with Michael

“I did the intensives online and was totally blown away by the experience. If I had any doubts as to whether doing it online would be as impactful as being there in person, those doubts are gone forever. Michael has a way of making everybody feel like they are there…all you need to do is show up. The discussion was literally Earth shattering for me, a big HFMOG moment, multiple other insights and a real shift in my reality. I’m so excited to experience what is to come in the coming months, and to see how my life shifts as a result, as no doubt it has already started to do.”

Michael Lynch

Entrepreneur and Leadership Coach, Australia


Live-streaming only
November 3rd-5th (9am-4pm PT)

The early 20th century motivational teacher William Arthur Ward said:

“The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.”

Over the course of these three live-streaming days, you’ll get the chance to watch me work with a brand-new client in my office, following along from our first meeting to the conclusion of our one on one intensive. In between our sessions, you’ll get the chance to ask me questions and put what you’re learning into action as you spark one another in small group sessions.


Here’s a link to the “moment of truth” on the very first filmed client intensive I ever shared. As you watch, see if you can spot the moment the clouds of thinking parted and the spark of aliveness began coming through…

Prior to meeting Michael, I’d only believed changes could be made incrementally. They’d have to be specific to one area at a time and placed on a self-created timetable to most accurately measure the quality of the change. Michael’s ability to connect and his understanding of the human experience as a coach was unparalleled to anything I’d ever seen before. It was as if he knew exactly where to point or that he knew precisely which thread to pull to unravel the wisdom, resilience, creativity and peace he knew existed inside me. Simply put, Michael didn’t just change my life: he transformed it. Words could never convey my appreciation adequately. For that transformation, I am deeply humbled and grateful.

Rob Cook


What our students have to say about training with Michael

“Somehow Michael and his team managed to create a tremendously insightful, impactful and engaging experience online. While the in-person attendees had great conversations in the room, we all had a ball online too, sharing experiences and giving up the love for the contributions we were all making as participants. Michael’s impact is not lessened online and I came away both impacted and with some excellent insights to use in my client work, which have already increased my impact in my sessions with them.”

Gina Hayden

Author of 'Becoming a Conscious Leader', and Director at Sphere Consulting Services (UK)


Live and live-streaming in Los Angeles
December 8th-12th  
10am-5pm PT

The Reverend Howard Thurman, a student of Gandhi and teacher of Martin Luther King, once wrote:

“Don’t ask what the world needs – ask what makes you come alive and go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

In a world of ever-increasing volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA), the ability to be a safe port in a storm is worth its weight in gold. Once you can reliably help people wake up to the deepest and best they have inside them, the next job is to help them navigate their world with more ease and grace. As we come together for one final time in December, we’ll be playing with real-world applications of this understanding and approach, including:  

  • Being a business catalyst– what it takes to move a business from surviving to thriving, including your own
  • Being a creativity catalyst – unleashing innovation and creative solutions “on demand”
  • Being a health catalyst – sparking the body’s innate drive towards health and optimizing conditions for healing
  • Being a relationship catalyst – uncovering and nurturing the spark of love and understanding in the relationships that matter most

Here’s a clip from last year’s Life Catalyst Intensive


What our students have to say about training with Michael

Your tuition includes a guaranteed in person or live-streaming place on all the intensives, along with small group practicum and virtual masterclasses with high-impact professionals from a variety of fields, ultimately leading to a qualification as a Certified Impact Catalyst.

You will complete this professional certification with over 100 hours of live training and an additional 10 – 15 hours of hands on practical guided application in small groups.

Tuition: $5995



All your questions – answered :-)

What are the certification requirements?

To be eligible for certification, you will need to:


  • Attend all of the intensives live, either in person or via live stream
  • Attend at least 75% of the twice monthly small group practicum sessions
  • Watch all of the masterclasses (live or recorded)
  • Ongoing faculty and peer review feedback 

What is the small group practicum?

Every two weeks or so, participants will meet in a small group with Michael and/or members of the Genius Catalyst faculty and be put “on the spot” with specific tasks designed to take your impact to the next level. Those tasks will be custom-created for each small group, and while that means we can’t (and wouldn’t ;-) tell you exactly what they’ll entail, they could range from facilitating discussions to giving short talks to working with someone one on one in front of the group.

Will everything be recorded?

Yes!  You will have lifetime access to the streaming video and audio for all the intensives.  The audio from the masterclass and small group practicum will also be available for streaming or download.

Where are the intensives being held?

London:50-52 Chancery Lane London WC2A 1HL

Toronto: 1 King Street West, Toronto,ON, M5H 1A1

LA:  Will be confirmed in the summer, but are looking at Hotel MDR in Marina del Rey

What are the timings for the intensives?

The in person live intensives will run from 10am-5pm local time.  Please note that if you are joining via live stream, this might mean a very late or very early start time ;-) 

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

If you need to cancel for any reason up to 30 days before the start date (i.e. by the 16th of May), you will receive a full refund.  If you need to cancel for any reason after the 16th of May, you will receive a credit for the full amount paid to be used for other trainings and programs at any time in the future.


What our students have to say about training with Michael

As a reminder, your place includes:

✔ In person or live-streaming place on all four intensives

✔Over 100 hours of live training 

✔Small group practicum (twice monthly)

✔Virtual masterclasses with high-impact professionals from a variety of fields (monthly)

All leading to a qualification as a Certified Impact Catalyst

Michael Neill’s training program is exquisite. I had originally been interested in the course to be able to help my existing clients more fully and with more depth. 

I found myself changing and transforming as my depth of understanding in the inside out way of living and being grew. My practice members began having new insights into their lives and became empowered themselves. I also started seeing profound physical changes in them as they found new insights into life.

About halfway through the course, I realized that I’d fallen in love with the art of transformation itself. And I’d fallen in love with the possibilities for my business in exploring this new art form.

My passion for what I am creating in the world is invigorated and enlivened. Also as a nice side effect that seemed to happen all by itself, this past year was my highest ever year for both gross and net income in 22 years of practice. :)

More deeply help others, rekindle passion and make more money!

Dr. Sara O'Neill

If you have any interest in living your life with a whole lot more vision, possibility, fearlessness, ease and joy, Michael is your man.

One of the wonderful things about connecting with Michael is that he is always himself in that what you get with the genius is of course, his particular expression of it which is filled with humor, humility, and great storytelling.

He takes you to the heights and the depths of what is beautiful and true in a way that is engagingly human, real, fun, and yes… greatly transformative. It’s quite the package. I highly recommend hopping onto the Michael Neill train. It’s an amazing ride that will serve you for a lifetime in extraordinary ways.

Randi Suskin