team motiv

individuals who loved what they did,
now a purpose driven team
doing what they love

– introducing motiv’s new [CPC]

chief performance consultant
michael walker

An award winning career selling and coaching b2b, retail and in-home sales, Michael attributes his success to a single guiding philosophy learned over his tenure:

“Winning organizations learn to foster a culture that prioritizes world-class customer experiences by relentlessly improving the people management skills within their own teams”.

Able to look beyond the status quo to identify and become actionable on profit building opportunities that result in sustained growth and success, Michael has established himself as one of North America’s premier change agents.

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awards + recognition

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Most Effective Retail Sales Trainer

Sprint Human Resources 2006

3X Circle of Excellence Award nominee + Winner

Circle of Excellence is the highest organizational award which honors the top non-sales employees below director level for extraordinary achievements in yearly performance at Sprint. 3X nominee 2006, 2008, 2012 // Award Winner 2012

The Phil Winnard Award Winner

The Phil Winnard award is given to Sprint University’s top performing trainer who is identified as making a measureable business impact on the organization while managing and exceeding in all individual objectives for the year; named after past employee Phil Winnard. // Sprint – 2012

Associate Certification Trainer

Appointed to the team responsible for developing content and training 83 University Instructors in ‘train-the-trainer’ certification courses // Sprint Nextel – 2009

Vision Award Winner

The Vision Award is presented twice a year to the collaborative performance partner or team identified as providing the right solutions at the right time which measurably impact business performance the greatest from the SU group. // Sprint HR, Q1 & Q2 – 2012

Most Valuable Award Winner

This award is presented twice a year to the Trainer who is voted by their human resource peers to be the “Most Valuable” asset in making their jobs easier // Sprint, Q1 & Q2 – 2012

No. 1 Sales Consultant in U.S.

The countless sales excellence awards as a Sales Consultant for Michael include becoming the No. 1 highest performing consultant amongst all sales employees within 1200+ corporate owned locations at Sprint corporate // 2002

Emerging Trainer Award nominee - Training Magazine

Training Magazine /’s Emerging Trainer award recognizes the top young trainers under the age of 40 as stand outs in the industry. The award aims to identify the very best trainers who have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills, business savvy and training instincts. // Sprint’s 2012 nominee

Game Changer Award nominee - Workforce Management Magazine

Workforce Management Magazine /’s annual Game Changers award recognizes the next generation of innovative, dynamic leaders to watch in human resources and workplace management. Awarded to high-potential people under the age of 40 who are already making their mark. Winners are selected from nominated peer groups of HR professionals, consultants, academics, technology experts or members of companies that develop HR products and services // Sprint’s 2012 nominee



Nancy Fester [EAA]  |  executive administrative assistant

A key player in all things logistical for the experiences at motiv, Nancy brings a wealth of corporate management, training and event planning experience to the team. Relentless with attention to detail rare to find in one person, she provides real world insight for clients that bring to fruition some of the most memorable experiences in the business. She exemplifies what it means to be a true ‘people person’ and delivers a cooperative support that helps earn some of our most naturally loyal clients.

Adam Walker [CMC]  |  chief marketing consultant

What Michelangelo did for the Sistine Chapel, Adam does for the motiv brand. He enhanced the motiv foundation and the core principles being taught and made them look amazing and more accessible for the masses. The strong ideology that created the initial birth for motiv had to be matched with a visual presence equal in impact; and Adam has done that and more. His talents have been published across the globe on TV, the internet, countless print media and even championship racecar teams. It’s easy to admit, motiv would not be what it is today without him.

Kevin Rainey [LPC]  |  lead performance consultant

Kevin’s unmistakable larger than life personality transforms classrooms into a world for growth and development that thousands have been benefited from and thrived in. While accruing his training tenure in 4 different major corporations over the past 16 years, Kevin is known for consistently receiving some of the highest trainer feedback scores in the country. Now our Lead Performance Consultant out of the South region, those who know Kevin and have experiences his coaching and facilitation willingly call him “The Great”.

announcement coming soon: new [ED]  |   executive director