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Create a radical culture that develops team agility, engages employees, creates collaboration, and boosts customer experiences

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If you’ve ever asked yourself any of the questions below, you’re in the right place.

"How do I attract the most talented people to my company?"
"How do I create authentic engagement amongst my employees?"
"How can I set my employees up to succeed in a way that benefits both of us?"
"How can I foster a more collaborative and positive workplace?"
"How do I create the kind of company culture that gets people excited?"
"What the heck do I do about MILLENNIALS?"

I've spent over 20 years working with high growth, experience-driven organizations from airlines to hotels, from restaurants to wine distributors, and from tech startups to real estate brokers. In that time, I've been on the front-lines of creating radical cultures that help create bottom-line results, beloved brands, and engaging employee experiences. I'm sharing it all right here with you so that you can start to shape your culture into one that wins on your terms. 

You are only one performance away. Using the best ideas from improvisational theater, experience design thinking, and storytelling -- I'll help you create the kind of the culture that your employees love and customers can't stop talking about. 

 

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Hi! I'm Mike.

I've spent over 20 years in the hospitality, travel, and tech industry helping to grow iconic brands like ChowNow, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Lettuce Entertain You, Yum Brands, Pressed Juicery and Protein Bar. I've always loved creating the kind of employee experiences that drive bottom-line results, improve customer service, and attract top talent. My industry background includes restaurants, retail, technology start-ups, hotels, wineries, breweries, airlines, and travel/tourism. 

After two decades of deep industry experience, these days I get to focus on what I love: working with brands to create the kind of radical culture that engages employees, attracts top talent, creates collaboration, and boosts customer experience. I deliver keynote speeches, lead workshops on all the things that drive radical cultures: collaboration, leadership, vision and values creation, human resources, and customer service. 

Employee Engagement Speaker Trainer

He's trained and performed improvisation at the world-famous Second City, Upright Citizen's Brigade, and Improv Olympics. He uses his background in improv as a speaker, emcee, and trainer to help teams work together better. 

Mike lives in Los Angeles, collects wine, travels a lot, and has a mild obsession with craft coffee. 

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Accolades & Experience

  • An experienced pro, having given hundreds of actionable, entertaining presentations world-wide
     
  • Former Chief Operating Officer at Protein Bar and has been Director of Operations, Director of Training, and Head of HR for other category-leading brands
     
  • A renowned hospitality and tech executive with over 20 years experience in the hotel, restaurant, and retail industries
     
  • A skilled improv actor who uses applied improv techniques to help teams collaborate and work better together (performed and trained at world-famous Second City, Upright Citizen's Brigade, and Improv Olympics)
     
  • A popular emcee and event host
     
  • A Huffington Post contributor and contributor to two books
  • A growth guru with over 100 new location openings and multi-unit market launches completed
     
  • Creator, trainer and host of Typsy's 20-series video course for first-time managers
     
  • An industry success story, having grown three multi-million dollar businesses exponentially across multi-markets and helping to secure private-equity funding
     
  • A wine collector and former wine trainer (super into esoteric European grapes grown in California)
     
  • A go-to source for media interview including QSR MagazinePizza TodayEaterPMQ, and a bunch of podcasts