18 Questions with Mike Sturges | Meet the Senior Management Team

Meet The Team

18 Years of SOLID means 18 questions with each of the SOLID Senior Management team who, along with your support, keep the wheels of our successful business moving ahead.

Designed to be insightful and fun (what our brand is really all about) – this series is really a ‘the-people-behind-the-business’ type of thing. Please join me in getting to know our Senior Management Team a little more.

Next up we have: Mike Sturges

Mike recently celebrated his 15 Year SOLID work-a-versary and is affectionately known as “Animal” in our company Skype groups.
He is one of those people who will not only be by your side but will also always have your back. Mike’s most inspired when pushing boundaries and conquering new territories. His love for adventure even led him to the skies for a thrilling skydiving experience.
Always connected, fueled by coffee, and energised by exercise, Mike is a dynamic force within our team.

His 18 questions went a little like this:

Question 1: What’s your favourite time of day?

Now, there’s no time like the present

Question 2: What’s the biggest learning experience you’ve had?

Buying my first property taught me independence. When there is no one to turn to, you learn to turn inwards (to one’s own capacity) to overcome challenges both immediate and long-term. This grown the trust I have in myself, my intuition and my capabilities. Learning that one is responsible for their own destiny. To rely on yourself for driving and achieving your goals, throughout all aspects of life.

Question 3: What’s one vice you wish you could give up?

I am a closet home DIYer, and I have a tendency to start the next project before completing the current project.

Question 4: What’s a cause that is important to you?

I am troubled by suffering, in almost any and every form….. hunger, poverty, abuse, whether experienced by human or animal. I support initiatives such as Four Paws, Meals on Wheels and Gift of the Givers.

Question 5: What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?

Wow, you talk a lot

Question 6: When are you the most inspired?

I am most inspired when realising a new accomplishment. Overcoming a challenge in unknown territory.

Question 7: Sweet or savoury?

Sour and spicy

Question 8: What song can you listen to on repeat?

Spin the black circle – Pearl Jam

Question 9: What are the three things you can’t live without?

Internet, coffee, exercise

Question 10: What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve done in your life?


Question 11: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?

Cause and effect. Actions and reactions. If you are always conscious of consequence, you will always be mindful of action.

Question 12: What’s something you notice about someone when you first meet them?

Demeanour……… I guess

Question 13: What’s your favourite board game?

I don’t play games that make me bo(a)rd ?

Question 14: What’s one city you’ve always dreamed of traveling to?

Cairo…. I guess

Question 15: What’s the one talent you wish you had?

Tap dancing ……. what you mean wish?

Question 16: What’s your favourite fast food order?

Kung Fu Kitchen Chicken Chow Mein and/or Mochachos Chicken Burger

Question 17: Do you like surprises?

Sometimes. But I do like the song “She likes surprises” by Soundgarden

Question 18: What did you want to do with your life at age 12?

Be a gazillionaire!!!! ……. uh was not sure how though, still working on it. Might need to move to Zimbabwe?

And that’s a wrap!

We hope you enjoyed this ’18 Questions’, know a little more about Mike and are looking forward to getting to know our Senior Management Team with this series.