Michael helps audiences break free from mediocrity and face the challenges that hold most of us back from achieving our dreams, both personally and professionally.
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When he was 18, Michael quit his speech class and swore he would never take the stage 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.
From students, to athletes, to leaders, to business professionals, Michael motivates audiences to take personal responsibility for their lives, reconnect to their purpose, and cultivate success in every aspect of their lives. As a child, he immigrated to the United States just before the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War and is the grandson of a ‘Siege of Leningrad’ and Dachau camp survivor. Michael's talent for story-telling and his success principles motivate and empower audiences to smash fears, limitations, and passive, excuse-oriented mindsets. He reveals how the personal choices we make, the attitudes we carry, and the principles we choose to live by, determine the success & quality of our lives.
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Rick Caruso, Business innovator, civic leader and philanthropist
"I'm not someone who typically needs motivation, I wake up everyday ready to go but Michael's speech at our annual summit really got me fired up and gave me some new perspectives!
Sam Taggart, D2D Experts
Michael rocked his session at our D2D conference. In fact, his session was the highest rated by workshop attendees so we had to bring him in for our mastermind retreat as well to inspire our members!
Tom Bailey, WCH Superintendent
I received tons of positive messages from staff about Michael's presentation!
They NEEDED to hear him today!!
Michael, YOU changed people's lives today for the better and for that I am grateful. You made an impact on every staff member, thus every student in Washington Court House City Schools. Thank you!