My name is Mike Trup. (My parents called me Michael if they were angry with me. I hope you aren’t, so Mike will do nicely.) I call my blog and service The Invisible CEO for two reasons, firstly because I provide a confidential consultancy, advisory and mentoring service; secondly, because our internal thinking is crucial in developing our skills and management styles. They say, ‘if you can’t manage yourself, you can’t manage anyone else.’
I work with founders, senior executives and management teams to maximize performance, to build an optimal culture and develop the skills and techniques to manage themselves and others. Business can be interesting, fun and rewarding. It can also be stressful, lonely and frustrating. Sometimes an advisor can help shed some light on a problem or opportunity that you are just too close to see. I don’t have all the answers but my 35 years of business experience in a variety of senior roles with fortune 100 companies, a family business, one of the Big 4 Consultancies and as founder of my own start-up taking it to a to multi-million Pound exit, all of which means I usually know what questions to ask.
Of equal importance, I also an angel investor, have been a non-executive director of a NASDAQ entertainment company and a trustee of a couple of charities. I hold a first-class Hons. Degree in Economics from the University of London, an M.B.A. from Middlesex University Business School and an M.Sc. in Psychology from University of Hertfordshire. I am a trained meditation teacher, qualified in the delivery of neurofeedback and am a Member of the British Psychological Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Despite a lot of formal education most of what I have learned has been from life, which has often been ‘more interesting’ than I would have wished for at the time. If you would like to discuss ways in which I might be of help, please email me or phone:
You can also find me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaeltrup