Supporting the growth of online communities is a passion, which has led him to become a serious blogger, an effective user of many social media platforms and an established LinkedIn trainer and strategist. Michael set up Equality Edge in 2006 as a response to the ongoing problems in the workplace of inequality, discrimination and harassment. He enables people to see the position of ‘the other’ in disputes and conflicts. As co-founder of Communities Online, Michael works with clients to help them achieve improved communication, transferring their face-to-face networking skills into their chosen online platform. The two areas of his work, diversity and online communication are closely connected in their execution and outcome; they both result in improved contact between people and, in organisations, improved performance, productivity and bottom-line success.