Michael Brown, PMP, has been at the helm of Consulting Solutions.Net (CSN) since its inception in 1999. Through his vision and tireless efforts, CSN has developed into one of the most respected State of Texas Career Training Schools of central Texas.
Originally from Dallas, Texas, Michael graduated Who's Who of American Students from high school and was courted by some of the top U.S. Universities before deciding to attend Texas A&M University under the Presidential Scholarship Award.
Upon graduating with a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1989, Michael accepted an offer to work with IBM in Austin as a Manufacturing Process Engineer. Excelling at IBM, he was selected for the prestigious IBM Leadership '90 Management Training Course. After a notable tour at IBM, Michael began consulting with Texas Instruments and became the lead contract Engineer at the National Center for Manufacturing Science Circuit Board Technology Project.
In the midst of his engineering career, Michael developed a yearning to realize his potential as an entrepreneur. Together with his wife Adriane, he started a very successful marketing and distribution company (The Brown Team ) whose success enabled him the freedom to pursue dreams.
Michael is passionate about helping people to develop their potential and achieve their own dreams. He believes in the transformative power of proper education and that is why he started Consulting Solutions.Net. He recognizes that the job market has changed and that many individuals need to expand their skill set to match the changing economy. Consulting Solutions.Net empowers these individuals with high-quality, concentrated training in courses designed to compliment the fasting growing occupations in the central Texas region as well as nationwide.
Always in relentless pursuit of excellence, Michael is currently planning to develop Consulting Solutions.Net business into a small private college in the near future. Michael is known throughout Austin and Central Texas for his integrity, business acumen, and his desire to help and assist people toward achieving their potential.
Michael's List of Achievements
Director, Owner, Consulting Solutions. Net
Project Management Certified (PMP), Project Management Institute
State of Texas Workforce Commission Career School Owner, Consulting Solutions.Net
Service Provider for Workforce Solutions Capital and Rural Area Boards
Register Educational Provider (REP) with PMI.org
Certified Veteran Administration training School
Certified WIA, TAA WERC, and DARS Training School
City of Austin Minority Business Owner
State of Texas HUB owner
B.S. in Chemical Engineering Texas A&M University
Board of Director for Job Seekers Network
Sponsorship of Launch Pad Job Club
Owner, The Brown Team and Central Texas Leader of the LTD Team
IBM Leadership '90 Graduate
Presidential Scholarship Award Recipient
United States Marine Corp Officer Candidate School
Who's Who of American Students
Paid Lecturer: Business Ownership & Growth, Entrepreneurial Skills, and Sales
Start-up of NSBE (Engineering Society) in Austin, Texas
SUCCESS Seminar-Extensive Personal and Sales Development Program
Brian Tracy Sells Seminar Graduate
Personal Power, Personal Development Training Course
Sponsor of XAI XAI, Mozambique Celebration Church Campus and Children
Elder at Celebration Church Texas
Here is a write up on Michael Brown in the October 26, 2003: From Special Advertising Supplement of the Austin American-Statesman (link to article)
When thinking about a change in professional direction, many people scan the career horizon looking for jobs that peek their interest. Before Michael Brown made the leap from engineering into software sales and subsequently into owning his own businesses, he carefully assessed his skills and motivation.
“I was honest with myself, he says. “I knew I wouldn't be extremely successful with my engineering skills alone. My engineering skills were a little above average at best. I was good at problem solving, but I wasn't highly technical. I didn't enjoy the long-term technical things. I was only a little above average in that, but I was way above average when it came to problem solving and above average with people skills.
After graduating from Texas A&M with a degree in chemical engineering in 1989, Brown went to work for IBM as a process engineer for almost four years and ten a lead engineer for Texas Instruments on a government contract. His next major career stop was a software training sales job that turned into a position as national sales manager for the company. Today, Brown is owner and operations manager Consultingsolutions.net, a re employment and computer training school.
He also owns The Brown Team an e-commerce, distribution business that he started in 1991 with his wife Adriane. The success of this business allowed her to leave a computer-programming career at Accenture and run the distribution business from a home office.
His story has a happy ending, but when he left the corporate world to go out on his own, family and friends wondered if he was being hasty.
“I was willing to take a risk at a young age, he says. “I decided to go with the talents that were more than what would keep me in a job. I enjoyed people and I enjoyed being in a position of leadership. I'm a hard worker, but I don't like being overly managed. In a tight corporate environment you're removed from some of the excitement of working.