Senior Consultant and Master Facilitator | The Arbinger Institute

Mike Merchant is a senior consultant for the Arbinger Institute. Since 1993, Mike has facilitated workshops and keynote addresses for organizations internationally on the topics of leadership, performance improvement, strategic planning, and interpersonal relationships.

Michael is also the president of ANASAZI Foundation, a non-profit and nationally accredited behavioral healthcare provider for youth, young adults, and their families ( He has chaired numerous councils and committees on best practices for the treatment of the adolescents in the care of behavioral healthcare providers.

In 2004, Mike developed the communication component at the heart of the Emmy- nominated “Take the Time to Talk” substance-abuse awareness and prevention campaign. He is the founder of the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Industry Council ( and currently serves as president-elect for the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs ( Mike is a past president of the Arizona Management Society and a graduate of Brigham Young University’s School of Management.