Michael Tranmer

Michael Tranmer

Vancouver, British Columbia
Engineer, TEDx Speaker And Author - Leadership Expert
Michael Tranmer is an #1 International Best-Selling Author, Professional and TEDx Speaker, and Professional Coastal Engineer. Michael is GHD’s Maritime & Coastal Leader for Western Canada with over fifteen years as a Project Manager in the specialized field of Coastal Engineering. Michael leads multi-disciplinary teams on projects throughout coastal British Columbia and beyond. Michael Tranmer is the founder of the YVR Speaker Series. The monthly series features Vancouver's Top Entrepreneurs, Professionals and Influential Leaders coming together for a transformational evening of connection, collaboration and growth.
  • Employee Management
  • Leadership
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Teamwork
  • All Staff Meeting
  • Board Meetings & Strategic Advisory
  • Department Meeting
  • Executive Leadership & C-Suite
  • Key Note
  • TED & TEDx
  • Virtual Speakers
  • Youth Leadership & Students


Michael Tranmer is an #1 International Best-Selling Author, Professional and TEDx Speaker, Professional Coastal Engineer and Founder of the YVR Speaker Series – Vancouver’s Hottest New Monthly Event. Michael is the author of satori ananda – awaken to happiness, a memoir about reinvention following a loss. Michael Tranmer is working to turn the book into a solo theatre show called: Guys Don’t Journal, which will premiere at the Vancouver Fringe Festival in September 2022.

Michael Tranmer TEDx talk: re-engineer your life and awaken to happiness, has been viewed more than 19,000 times on YouTube. As a community builder, Michael is the founder of the YVR Speaker Series. The monthly series features Vancouver’s Top Entrepreneurs, Professionals and Influential Leaders coming together for a transformational evening of connection, collaboration and growth.

Passionate about helping our planet, Michael is a Professional Engineer acting as GHD’s Maritime & Coastal Lead for Western Canada, where he specializes in habitat enhancement and remedial dredging projects, both of which improve fish and wildlife habitat in our oceans. Inspired to bring leadership coaching to his engineering communities, Michael created the Engaged Leadership Program, which helps to emerge and senior leaders increase Retention, Fulfillment and Profits for their teams.

Michael has spoken on leadership in engineering for the Professional Engineers of Ontario, Project Management Institute, Engineers & Geoscientists BC, Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of BC, and the British Columbia Construction Roundtable. Michael has been featured on: CBC TV, Daily Hive, Elephant Journal, New York
Weekly, Wealth Insider, and the Shaun Proulx show.




Time to Shine Podcast

Oscar Santolalla

Open Up To Connect with Any Audience

Michael Tranmer Topic Presentations

engaged leadership in the new landscape - the three skills many miss

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Employees are leaving their jobs because they are disengaged from their work. To replace them, it can cost between ½ to 2 times their salary. However, the experience and institutional knowledge that is lost is immeasurable. As we make our way towards a post-pandemic world, leadership will be more important than ever amongst our teams. So much has changed over the past two years; as leaders, we need to create engaged teams while acknowledging we’ve all been challenged in different ways. How do you become an Engaged Leader in a divided, burnt-out and fragile world? This talk will focus on how leaders can navigate the new landscape to increase Retention, Engagement and Profits. 3 key takeaways:

    • How do Connect with your team so they feel Seen, Valued and Heard
    • How to foster innovation amongst your team and why it’s important
    • What it means to positively Impact others

    Breakout Topic:
    What is one way you can establish a greater connection with your team?
    This talk is for Senior Engineering Leaders and other Emerging Leaders looking to reinvigorate their
    teams and create a thriving work environment. If you’ve been wondering how to create a more engaged team while up-levelling your leadership skills, this talk is your answer.


Michael Tranmer is a phenomenal presenter and motivating individual. I was very lucky to have him present his “How to Grow your Network Remotely” webinar at an event I hosted for the British Columbia Construction Roundtable. His engaging content and high-energy presentation received positive feedback and spiked interest in our organization’s future networking events. I highly recommend Michael Tranmer, his personality is contagious and brings so much positivity.

Ryan Smith·

Mechanical E.I.T
Stantec Mechanical E.I.T

Michael Tranmer was the keynote speaker at the 2022 Professional Engineers of Ontario Ottawa Branch AGM. His talk was titled: Engaged Leadership in the New Landscape – The 3 Skills Many Miss. The talk was motivational and challenged the audience to reflect on their leadership skills. Michael Tranmer is an engaging speaker and took us on an emotional journey sharing stories from his engineering career. Michael is inspiring, caring and passionate about making a difference. Great talk,...

Elisabeth Mberg

Industrial Engineering Intern (EIT)
Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)

Michael Tranmer gave an inspiring and thought-provoking presentation at the 2022 PEO Ottawa Branch AGM on the topic of Engaged Leadership in the New Landscape – The 3 Skills Many Miss. The idea revolved around Leaders – Connect Innovate Impact and although these ideas and principles are universal, I felt more resonance given Michael’s engineering background and that he understood some of the idiosyncrasies of the profession. He is very engaging, even over the colder lines of...

Michael Lam·

Business Manager

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Satori Ananda: awaken to happiness
Satori Ananda: awaken to happiness
Satori Ananda: awaken to happiness
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