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Meet Michael
A first generation American striving to help leaders, teams, and business professionals, take personal responsibility for their lives and reconnect to their purpose so they can create transformational change in the lives of those around them

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Passionate About Inspiring Others

When he was 18, Michael dropped his speech class in college and swore he would never speak on stage again after a humiliating presentation. Today, Michael is a Game-Changing speaker and Best-Selling author who has impacted millions with his message of resilience.
After years of suffering with crippling depression from lack of purpose in life and pursuing a meaningless career, he was inspired by personal development pioneers like Jim Rohn, Og Mandino, among many others, to take responsibility for his circumstances and find his life purpose. 
With 7,000,000+ Views on his viral commencement speech, and 4 Best-selling Novels, Michael knows what it takes to inspire people to live and lead Courageously, speak and work Intentionally, and pursue their purpose Authentically.

Michael was born in Soviet Russia and is the grandson of a ‘Siege of Leningrad’ and Dachau camp survivor. His 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.
In his keynotes and workshops, 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, determine the success and quality of our lives.

Michael has trained face-to-face with Bo Eason, a former NFL standout, acclaimed Broadway performer, and an international presence/story coach to develop his message and now uses this message to train, inspire, and motivate audiences to achieve their greatest potential through his story.

Contact Michael’s team today to see if he is available to speak at your next conference, event, or retreat and your life will never be the same again!

"Our team saw Michael speak at a conference in Boston and we booked him the next day." 

-AWSL Success team

"I've learned that most people need only a little encouragement to just keep going and yet many never receive it."
-Michael V. Ivanov

Michael is the best-selling author of four novels:
-The Mount of Olives
-The Traveler's Secret
-The Servant With One Talent &
-The Cabin at the End of the Train
As an author and motivational speaker, Michael's message of radical possibility has been read and shared all over the world through thousands of people in live audiences and millions of people through social media.
Energize your conference with a message of hope, engage your students with a sense of purpose, inspire your leaders to embrace their story. 

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