Michael Reddington

Member Since 2022

Michael Reddington


InQuasive, Inc.

Charlotte, North Carolina Area

Michael Reddington is a Certified Forensic Interviewer, executive resource, President of InQuasive, Inc. and the author of The Disciplined Listening Method. As a Certified Forensic Interviewer, he achieved the highest professional designation available in the field of interview and interrogation. Michael spent over a decade training investigator around the world on the successful application of non-confrontational interview and interrogation techniques, earning the Outstanding Contribution Award from Homeland Security along the way. Michael transitioned from educating investigators to educating executives after his research and experience unlocked two key realizations. First, the very best leaders and the very best interrogators capitalize on the same two core skills - vision and influence. Second, the cognitive processes that lead customers to commit to saying, "I'll buy it", employees to commit to saying, "I'll do it" and suspects to commit to truthfully saying "I did it" are all nearly identical. These realizations drove Michael to develop the Disciplined Listening Method by integrating current business communication research and best practices with the most successful non-confrontational interview and interrogation techniques. The resulting educational content represents a new and in-depth approach to applying strategic, ethical observation and persuasion techniques across the spectrum of business conversations. Michael has been invited by companies, government agencies and executive groups to facilitate his programs across the United States, Canada, The United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He has led over 1,500 programs and educated over 15,000 participants from over 50 countries. CEO’s, executive teams, sales leaders, and Human Resources leaders all rely on Michael for skills, techniques and perspectives that reduce missed opportunities and increase commitments to action in their high value interactions. He teaches participants to activate the truth in the areas of leadership communication, sales, negotiation, conflict resolution, customer service, candidate interviews, family conversations and influential instruction. Michael’s insights have been featured in over 100 articles and interviews in outlets including Forbes, Fast Company, Authority Magazine, Real Leaders, SHRM, and beyond. Additionally, he has guest lectured at over a dozen universities including Harvard, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Business, Cornell, DePaul Legal Clinic, and the University of San Diego. Michael’s book, The Disciplined Listening Method: How A Certified Forensic Interviewer Unlocks Hidden Value In Every Conversation, was published on Per Capita press in 2022 and represents a thoroughly researched and illustrated approach for enhancing leaders’ strategic observation and persuasive communication skill sets. Michael goes well beyond facilitating and advising. He applies customized content specifically designed to meet the needs of each participant with a humorous and intelligent delivery style. His diligent preparation, attention to each participant’s concerns, and added context coalesce to drive home the learning objectives. With Michael it’s never a presentation, seminar, or advisory session, it’s always an experience.


  • Communication Skills
  • Negotiation
  • Public Speaking


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InQuasive, Inc.

Michael Reddington, CFI established InQuasive, Inc. to teach people how to activate the truth with the application of strategic, ethical observation and persuasion techniques. He leveraged his authority as a Certified Forensic Interviewer, expertise gained from over 10,000 hours on stage, and his business experience to curate a substantial content library for customizing every client engagement. The team at InQuasive provides extended educational engagements, seminars, keynote presentations, coaching and advisory sessions as well as process and operations driven consulting services on the following topics and beyond: - Leadership Communication - Sales - Negotiation - Conflict Resolution - Customer Service - Candidate Interviewing - Influential Instruction - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Interview Preparation - Parenting and Community Conversations From CEO’s to front line managers, sales professionals, HR executives and beyond. InQuasive’s content applies to every industry and focuses on providing all participants with the skills, perspectives and techniques necessary to reduce missed opportunities and increase commitments to action. To learn more about collaborating with InQuasive to create custom engagements and develop teams of Disciplined Listeners contact Michael Reddington, CFI at +1 (704) 256-7116 or mreddington@inquasive.com.


  • Leadership Communication
  • Sales and Business Development
  • Negotiation