Years of experience working with Fortune 500 brands, coupled with two decades of helping startups and entrepreneurs show up in the world like the big guys, Michael will leave you with simple, ready-to-use, practical and effective techniques to find your story and build your killer brand like a pro.

Oh yeah, he’s also achieved black belts in two different styles of Japanese Jujitsu
– so he’s like legit and stuff.

Effectiv | MNP | ATB Entrepreneur’s Centre | UCC Terrace, Manila

Michael is a creative problem-solver to his very core. As a communicator he can sort out what to say and how to say it. As an artist, he brings creative mastery, as a team member he brings the highest degree of personal and professional dedication.

Very few people have the kind of ability and willingness to forge a path through the status quo with intention, sincerity and insight that Michael brings to the table.

Michael is one of those rare breeds of creatives that combines design creativity with a super-clear business mind.

He not only creates the most compelling brands – he crafts brand strategy that becomes an integral part of your business DNA, your goals, ambitions and values. He is expert at what he does – gently but firmly leading his clients to discover the road they really should be taking.

Every time that I’ve seen Michael in action his creative strategy blows my mind. To add to the mix, he is a superb storyteller and teacher. His enthusiasm for what he does shines in everything he does.

Neville Chamberlain, Britewrx

You remember that terrier from those Kibbles and Bits commercials? Well, that’s Michael. I’ve never seen anyone with so much creative energy.

It is impossible to sit down and discuss an idea with him and not believe in short order that it’s not only possible, but a moral imperative to make it so.

Dallas Paquette, Lift Renovations

When I first met with Michael, I didn’t feel I was even ready to start branding. Then he asked me my story and showed me that my brand was already part of me—he just needed to shine a light on it so I could see it too.

Carrie A. Tuttle, Carrie A. Tuttle, Coach

Michael’s talk about his ‘7-Touch Exploding Brand Technique™’ was a blast—he’s very informative and funny, like a down to earth Brand Samurai.

Scott Pym-Hember, The Company Inc.

Michael’s 7-Touch Exploding Brand Technique™ is as entertaining and engaging as you could wish from a theatre athlete; it outlines a clear, logical, and sometimes surprising line of progression to brand development and deployment following his mantra: ‘Keep it Simple’. I came away from the session excited to revisit the way I think about my story.

Jessica Webber, All the Things

Michael Dean Dargie captains a boutique creative agency called MD&A INC. specializing in brand strategy and creative collaboration—the primary goal is to ‘make more creative’ in the world, and help people and businesses tell their story.

Over his career he has enjoyed work as a Starving Artist™, Adult Educator, Entrepreneur, Managing Editor, Visual Communication Manager, Communications Director, Creative Director, and VP of Communications for companies in Western Canada and Pacific Northwest.

Michael has worked with some of the top branding agencies in the world, countless entrepreneurs, and dozens of Fortune 500 companies to help shape and share their message to inspire their customers.

During the last 25 years Michael has been leading companies through end-to-end creative strategies so they can connect meaningfully with their own brand, and better serve their customers.

He inspires audiences from small corporate groups to theatres of hundreds in the art of thinking differently and living a life more creative.