Author | Speaker | Creator


When he was 18, Michael dropped his speech class in college and swore he would never speak in public again after a humiliating presentation. Today, Michael is a Game-Changing speaker and Best-Selling author who has impacted thousands of people with his message of resilience. He was born in Soviet Russia and is the grandson of a ‘Siege of Leningrad’ and Dachau camp survivor. Michael's master storytelling ability leaves audiences exhilarated and equipped to act on their inspiration. His success principles empower audiences to smash fears, limitations, and passive, excuse-oriented mindsets. Michael takes his audiences on a journey through his story of humble beginnings to becoming a business owner, an author, and a motivational speaker. He reveals how the personal choices we make, the attitudes we carry, and the principles we choose to live by, affect our mental health and performance, and determine the success of our lives and organizations.

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Michael is the best-selling author of The Mount of Olives: 11 Declarations to an Extraordinary Life and soon-to-be best sellers, The Traveler's Secret: Ancient Proverbs for Better Living


The Servant With One Talent: Five Success Principles from the Greatest Parable Ever Told.


As an author and motivational speaker, Michael's message of radical possibility has been read and shared all over the world. 


Michael is the Jim Rohn and
Og Mandino of our generation!


Life is a hallway of many doors; the ones you knock on tend to be yours. Imagine what you could have discovered if you just would have knocked on more.

"I am so glad I was able to make it to the event! I was transformed by your message, I needed it, the world needs to hear it." 
-Conference Attendee

Energize your conference with a message of hope, engage your employees with a sense of purpose, inspire your leaders to embrace their story.

Keynote Topics


5 success principles for thinking and Achieving beyond your boundaries

Stay alive all your life

11 principles for extraordinary leadership & Living

The power of effective storytelling

Storytelling for leaders


Michael's Best-selling books


The Mount of Olives:

11 Declarations to an Extraordinary life

"This book came to me when I needed it the most, in the midst of my biggest struggle in my life, this book has been the push I needed to get to the next chapter in my life. It’s a must read."

– Maria Pena

Rated: ♥♥♥♥♥


The Traveler's secret:

Ancient proverbs for better living

The Traveler’s Secret offers an ancient story of one man’s choices—and the principles that make the difference between failure and success. In this fable about following dreams, Michael V. Ivanov's latest masterpiece reveals the journey of Agisillus, a vagabond in ancient Gaul, and his extraordinary encounter with a mysterious traveler.

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The Servant with one talent:
5 success principles from the greatest parable ever told

The Servant With One Talent is a redemption story from one of the greatest parables ever told. 

From their wealthy master, three servants received a measure of gold. To one, the master gave five talents of gold, to another, he gave two talents, and to the third, he gave one talent. This fable picks up where the ancient parable left off. This is a story about the servant who received one talent and the success principles that are strewn throughout the parable. 

1. "To each, according to his abilities it is given."

2. "A talent buried is a talent lost."

3. "Do not concern yourself with your neighbor's wages."

4. "The time is now."

5. "Those who have, more will be given, those who have not, what little they have will be taken from them."