"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."
DRIVEN BY PURPOSE
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 and charisma. He was born in Soviet Russia and is the grandson of a ‘Siege of Leningrad’ and Dachau camp survivor. He uses this powerful story to draw a beautiful parallel between creating a life of purpose and failing to reach your greatest potential. Raised with timeless principles that once shaped his life, Michael takes his audiences on a humorous yet emotional journey through his story of becoming an author and motivational speaker, revealing how the personal choices we make, the attitudes we carry, and the principles we choose to live by, determine the success of our lives and organizations.
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.
MICHAEL IN ACTION
Stay Alive All Your Life
Energize your conference with a message of hope, engage your employees with a sense of purpose, inspire your leaders to embrace their story.
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
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.
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."