Michael Langlois has been in the communications field since 1976.
After graduating from the University of Toronto he worked in private broadcasting between 1976 and 1984. In 1984, he joined global public relations firm Hill & Knowlton, and in 1986 moved to what was then the world’s largest communications consulting agency, Burson-Marstellar. He created the media/communications training department for Burson-Marstellar’s Toronto office, before establishing his own independent communications and issues management consultancy in 1989.
Michael has conducted hundreds of seminars and workshops across Canada and the United States on media awareness, media training, issue preparedness and public speaking. He has worked with clients in a wide range of industries, from mining and health care/hospitals to the financial sector.
He has worked with many top executives and CEO’s of large and small corporations over the years including: Barrick Gold Corporation, Sprint Canada, Genesis Worldwide Inc., pharmaceutical giant Searle/Pharmacia (now part of Pfizer Canada) and non-profit organizations such as the Canadian Cancer Society, the Arthritis Society of Canada and the Trillium Gift of Life Network, among others. In addition, Michael has acted as an advisor on a number of “cause”-related issues over the past fifteen years.
Michael continues to “coach” executives in a range of industries, helping them to develop and improve their communication skills.
As Michael continued to advise selected corporate and non-profit clients, demand for his services in the sports area grew, he formally established Prospect Communications Inc. in 1999.
Today he focuses extensively on his sports consulting role as a personal advisor to a number of professional/NHL coaches as well as professional and amateur athletes and sports organizations, including the Ontario Soccer Association and the Canadian Paralympic Committee.