Jim Michals has a varied and extensive work background. While living in Kamloops previously he built up a successful consulting practice over 13 years, culminating in a strategic and diverse portfolio of over 35 clients, the majority of which are still active in the Kamloops region.
Since that time, Jim has worked with clients in a variety of industries and countries, predominantly government, post-secondary institutions, crown corporations, Aboriginal and First Nations institutions, as well as charitable nonprofits.
He has served as an arbitrator and professional human rights investigator in Western Canada and a municipality peace officer in Sun Peaks. Most recently he served as executive director of the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Faculty Association, a start-up professional union organization representing 1,700 faculty instructors.
Jim is an alignment and integration expert and is currently writing a book on peacemaking. His career has illustrated his desire to make things right. He has often been called an organization and governance plumber.
Jim holds a Masters of Public Administration from Queens University and is fluent in French, German, West African Pidgeon and is continuing to improve his Arabic.
Jim is marred to his cherished wife of 37 years, Shelley. They have three adult children and one grandchild, all of whom currently reside in Alberta. Jim is a jazz trombonist and an avid cyclist. Jim also tries to find time to enjoy fishing and compound bow hunting.