Decades of Experience

Traveling Mind Consulting is led by Michael Flaster whose work history in new media and broadcasting spans over 30 years including more than two decades managing, programming and producing for public radio and television stations in Ohio and California. Flaster has advised a range of clients from National Public Radio to the public and commercial broadcasting systems of the Republic of Moldova.

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From long-range strategic planning to project and organizational development, Traveling Mind Consulting provides diagnostics to identify and assess critical personnel dynamics and develop customized solutions which can help leadership move organizations to new levels of innovation and performance.


Our consultations are customized to your individual or organizational needs. From group meetings to staff and executive coaching; We help organizations adapt, maximize capital and human resources and identify new opportunities for growth.


During the past 3 decades Mr. Flaster has held important production leadership roles as creator, developer, producer, executive producer and associate producer for projects from nationally syndicated radio programs, television series, documentaries and full-length feature films.


Mr. Flaster is currently developing an academic text on the rise of Entrepreneurial Media. He has been published in media trade journals and he is often quoted on media and programming issues in such publications as the New York Times, U.S. News and World Report and Slate Magazine.


Mr. Flaster has taught media management, programming and production in the Communications Departments of Kent State University and San Diego State University. He has been a visiting scholar at Columbia University, Executive in Residence at SUNY Cortland and lecturer at a number of  universities in the United States.


Mr. Flaster has been a frequent speaker at regional and national media gatherings including the Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communications annual convention and numerous Public Radio and Public Television national conferences.

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