Mr. Michael Stanleigh, CMC

Business Improvement Architects

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Mr. Michael Stanleigh, CMC

Business Improvement Architects


Michael Stanleigh has a reputation for helping organizations define their strategic direction, manage change, become more innovative, improve the performance of their leadership and successfully execute their projects. As a result he has been fortunate to consult and advise some of the most admired organizations in the world. As a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and CEO of Business Improvement Architects, Michael shares his consulting wisdom and secrets for operational success with audiences around the world to help others succeed.

Michael’s broad experience and expertise in operational effectiveness has helped his clients achieve their goals. Michael increases leadership performance through strategic planning, creates cultures and customized processes that drive innovation, improves key business processes through business process management and reengineering and manages the impact of these organizational changes.
As a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) Michael loves to share his business secrets for operational success with business audiences around the world. Michael involves meeting audiences in understanding and managing change and business leaders in getting to the root cause of their business problems and generating effective solutions. He has a tremendous way, during corporate events, of engaging leaders and employees in a creative process of idea generation for the front-end of innovation. His content rich presentations are delivered with the same passion, spark, energy and creativity that he gives to his business clients.

As a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Michael provides consulting, coaching and customized training for Project Management Offices, Project Leaders and Project Teams on managing projects, creating project plans, conducting project audits and undertaking project risk assessments. As a Scrum Master he uses his expertise in the Waterfall and Agile processes to create unique approaches to continued project success.

Today, Bia™ consults, trains, coaches and mentors public and private sector organizations throughout the world. Michael has been featured and published in over 500 different magazines and industry publications around the world. He is a faculty member for the Gardiner Institute at Memorial University and the American Society for Quality. Michael is a member of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC Canada), the Scrum Alliance, senior member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) and the Global Speakers Federation.


Pacific Western University
1989 To 1991

McGill University
1969 To 1971

Professional Associations

Canadian Association of Professional Speakers
2005 - 2015

American Society for Quality
1995 - 2015


  • CMC

Job History

Business Improvement Architects
September 1989 - present

Coles Book Stores
VP Human Resources
January 1985 - June 1989