Mickey Connolly

Chairman & Founder

For over 25 years Mr. Connolly and his colleagues have explored how communication impacts coordinated action and organizational culture. Working in global commercial companies, police departments, and military organizations has led to a conviction: any gr­oup can achieve more with less time, money, and stress if they apply the “communication for action” techniques.

Mickey has worked with over 100,000 managers, educators, and negotiators to resolve conflict, improve relationships, and accelerate achievement. Conversant associates have worked in 400 organizations in 90 countries to achieve mission-critical goals ahead of time and under budget.

Mickey has co-authored two business books, including The Vitality Imperative: how connected leaders and their teams achieve more with less time, money and stress. and The Communication Catalyst: the fast (but not stupid) track to value.

Mickey has worked directly with C-suite executive teams on execution of strategy and cultural transformation in companies such as: Citigroup, Genworth, Kimberly-Clark, Humana, Telstra, Mondelez, AMP, Australia Post, Johnson & Johnson, National Australia Bank, Zurich Insurance Group, McDonald’s, Woolworth’s Australia, Standard Chartered Bank, and The Australian Football League.

In addition, client organizations who have used Conversant programs to develop leaders’ ability to improve connection, creativity, and execution of strategy include: Lloyd’s Banking Group, Ball Aerospace, Colgate-Palmolive, Microsoft, Fidelity, GlaxoSmithKline, Cisco, Coca-Cola, Hewlett-Packard, Exelon, U.S. Cellular, Lockheed Martin, China Energy Foundation, and The Nature Conservancy.



Industry Experience

  • Consumer Product Goods
  • Environment & Energy
  • Finance & Banking
  • Healthcare
  • Nonprofit & Government
  • Retail & Hospitality
  • Sports & Entertainment
  • Technology/Science/Engineering


  • Blended Learning & Digital Innovation
  • Complex Systems
  • Culture Transformation
  • Customer Experience
  • Executive Coaching
  • Human Centered Design
  • Professional Learning & Leadership Development
  • Strategy