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Meet Michael
First GENERATION American KID STRIVING TO HELP Students, 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.
Passionate About Inspiring Others

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, determine the success and quality of our lives.

Michael's books and motivational presentations inspire audiences to dig deep within themselves and unbury their true potential, pursue their dreams, and ultimately discover their purpose. 

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 and Jim Rohn-inspired speaking. 


Michael also offers keynotes and training for leaders to refine their stories and understand the power of strategic storytelling for impact and influence. 

— 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." 
-Western Region Student 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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