Mike Philie

Mike Philie

Mike Philie leverages his 28 years of direct industry experience in sales, sales management and executive leadership to share what’s working for companies today and how to safely transform your business. Since 2007, he has been providing consulting services to privately held printing and mailing companies across North America.

Mike provides strategy and insight to owners and CEOs in the graphic communications industry by providing direct and realistic assessments, not being afraid to voice the unpopular opinion, and helping leaders navigate change through a common sense and practical approach.


Put in the Work to Be Your Best

Whether you cut grass, are a CEO, or are an aspiring salesperson, there is nothing in your way of working to get better at what you do. Take a good assessment of where you are in your career and identify the areas that you’d like to improve on. Better yet, ask a few of your friends and colleagues what they think you should work on. If you’re feeling brave, you could even ask about areas you can improve on...

Improving Your Post-Pandemic Results

As printing businesses emerge post-pandemic, here are some ideas that can help make certain your profits are where they should be.

If You Want Big Results, Set Big Goals

What are your 2X, 5X or 10X goals? What are you working on that you want to improve significantly over a period of time? Without setting significant personal or business goals, it becomes difficult to achieve anything more than incremental improvements. And even that can be difficult...

Your 1:1 Review With Yourself

There isn't usually someone else to evaluate your performance in your business and provide feedback. How would your 1:1 review go?

Your 30-Day Plan

If you are working off of a 30-60-90 action plan, you’ll be in a position to implement important initiatives every month. There are some leadership teams I’m aware of that have tasked themselves with rolling out 1-2 new initiatives every month. How many did you get done this month—this quarter?...