Michael is the 11thof 12 children born into poverty to an alcoholic father living in a junkyard. He lost his mother to cancer at age 7 and was raised by an emotionally abusive aunt and uncle. Michael learned the powerful lesson of the junkyard; Resourcefulness is more important the resources.
Against all odds, he won a prestigious scholarship and launched a professional career becoming a Director of Training & Development for the world’s largest travel franchise company. Michael then became the turnaround president of a regional franchise with 58 locations. After helping dozens of franchisees launch and grow their businesses, it was time for Michael to spread his own entrepreneurial wings. He left the corporate world and has since launched 6 successful small businesses of his own. During that same period, he wrote a newspaper advice column, chaired his local SCORE Chapter, and became very involved with local non-profits and community events.
His journey from junkyard to country club is proof that anyone can achieve anything. Michael is now a Certified Jack Canfield Speaker & Trainer, and Master Certified RIM (Regenerating Images in Memory) Practitioner & Licensed Trainer. He currently speaks and trains to business audiences about human potential, specifically in Leadership & Teamwork, Success Principles, Corporate Culture, Communications, Personal Growth, and Empowerment.
Currently, Michael works closely with jack Canfield, assisting him with his prestigious Train the Trainer Program, developing the next generation of speakers and trainers around the world. Also, as a RIM Institute Licensed Trainer, Michael teaches advanced coaching skills to Certified Coaches. In his private practice, Michael serves professional women (and a few smart men) who want to make the second half of their life a heluva lot better than the first half.