satori - a flash of enlightenment
ananda - the bliss of being
"The millennial equivalent to eat, pray, love."
- susan sewell
“satori ananda is one of the most powerful books I’ve ever experienced… If you are struggling with loss or heartache—or find yourself at a crossroads—these inspiring pages will help you rise from the ashes with the strength, courage and clarity to live your best life.”
- Davidji, Author of Nautilus Gold Medal Winner Sacred Powers, #1 Bestselling Destressifying, Award-Winning Secrets of Meditation.
“I read satori ananda in one day—I literally could not put it down. Michael Tranmer has given us a beautifully authentic and raw look into the journey we go through in loss and in rediscovering who we really are in that process.”
- Karen McGregor, Bestselling Author of The Tao of Influence
"A powerfully vulnerable, entertaining and uplifting book about one man's journey from marriage breakdown to an awakening of consciousness."
- Teresa de Grosbois, #1 International Bestselling Author of Mass Influence
What if your life suddenly lost all meaning?
How would you respond to hitting rock bottom?
Could you rebuild your identity?
Michael Tranmer had to discover answers to these questions and more after the heartbreaking end of his marriage. In an instant, his vision of building life and a family with his wife was replaced with a painfully blank slate. For the first time in his life, Michael faced the sadness of being lost and alone. The weight of the grief triggered an awakening of consciousness deep within his soul. As an engineer, Michael was presented with this ultimate problem to solve: who am I now?
To find his answer, Michael turned inward. He began a courageous journey within to re-engineer his life. As he ventured deeper, he learned hard truths about himself. At the same time, Michael began to experience moments of true bliss as he learned to live fully in the present moment.
Through his personal growth, Michael discovered mindfulness and spirituality, where he learned how to overcome persistent waves of sorrow. With the help of a colourful cast of characters, Michael learned practical steps to move forward and intentionally create the new life of his dreams.
In this raw and powerful memoir, Michael Tranmer fearlessly shares his transformational story from emotionally caged and heartbroken, to self-aware and fully expressed. His journey of self-discovery shows how he transcended his pain to find his greater purpose. On his inspiring journey, Michael discovers the one thing that will ultimately awaken himself, and others, to lasting happiness.
Michael holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Master's degree in Coastal Engineering, and is a Project Management Professional. As a Professional Engineer, Michael specializes in the complex field of Coastal Engineering, leading multidisciplinary teams on multimillion-dollar projects throughout coastal British Columbia. Michael's specialty is facilitating effective communication and coaching team members to transcend beyond their limitations to achieve personal and professional greatness.
His personal development training includes the Evolutionary Business Council’s Certified Master Trainer Program, the Power of Success with Tony Robbins, and High-Performance Academy & Experts Academy with Brendon Burchard. Michael is a TEDx speaking coach and a Certified Coach Practitioner with the Certified Coaches Federation.
Michael embodies and speaks on Transcendent Leadership, drawing on experiences from over-coming challenges in his personal and professional life. He has spoken on stages throughout North America and is known for mixing personal development into his technical presentations (e.g., guiding a room full of engineers through project-specific meditations).
Michael is passionate about empowering young professionals to become the Transcendent Leaders of tomorrow. His signature talk—Bridging the gap between the generations in the workplace—explores how each generation can better understand other generations, and how the differences between generations can be used to an organization’s advantage.
Michael lives and breathes a high-performance lifestyle as an Ironman finisher, adventure athlete, and past member of the Canadian Youth Sailing Team.
Based in Vancouver, BC, Michael has found his dharma of living and creating his dream life while helping others do the same. satori ananda is his first book.