Michael was outstanding! One quote he made was particularly impactful to my audience of 100+ Orange County CEOs, entrepreneurs and business executives who are in the Critical Mass for Business Community. The quote was 'If you are not in a place, you can't fail.
Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey
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Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey
Featured Keynote Programs
Graduate Business School and Leadership
The 3 principles of effective leadership and creating a dynamic company culture that ignites entrepreneurialism, productivity and innovation within an organization. The keys to an entrepreneurial spirit to boost the bottom line and engage and empower people to think like owners.
The 3 Core Competencies: Cash Flow Management (Resourcefulness and Leverage), Distribution Management (Sales and Relationships), and Personnel Management (Company Culture). How to keep departments working as a team to boost sales, profits, and success in global commerce. Driving results with performance-based compensation models in sales, growth and profitability.
Marketing and Social Entrepreneurship
How marketing can work with sales departments to revolutionize successful branding. Worthy Cause
Marketing strategies and how it can build a top global brand (without paying a penny in commercial
advertising); while benefiting numerous nonprofits and making the world a better place in the process.
Entrepreneurship, Small Business and Services
Comprehensive customer service and putting yourself in the other person’s shoes. The customers
between the company and the final consumer: from distributors, jobbers and middlemen, retailers to
their clerks and the general public to their communities. The 7 levels of distribution any product is
funneled through to bring it to the mass market, and how to serve each level for success and longevity.
All presentations can be promoted with purchased copies of the NYT’s bestseller, The Barefoot Spirit
and/or its companion The Entrepreneurial Culture, 23 Ways to Engage and Empower Your People.
Michael and Bonnie's story tells the audience the all-too-brutal truth about what one really has to do to succeed.
Thank you so much to the Barefoot Spirit team! I sure enjoyed the talk.
Voted #1 Best Speakers at the C-Suite Conference!
Michael and Bonnie inspired the attendees with news they could use. Their delivery was both compelling and entertaining. I continue to get nothing but praise for their Keynote! We want them back!
It was a great pleasure to have them speak at our EO Alchemy 2014 conference in Las Vegas.Our members were very pleased with their participation and greatly valued your keynote speech.
The Barefoot Founders were a big hit at the Northwest SOCAP Chapter meeting in San Francisco. Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey are truly charming and engaging presenters! They shared stories of the challenges they faced founding the Barefoot Wine brand and how they overcame them by putting the customer first and creatively responding to their needs and wants. Their tag team approach was refreshing and kept us entertained while delivering this important message
Michael and Bonnie's speech gives a whole new meaning to going Barefoot!!-- it now means Entrepreneurial Success at its finest! They rock!
"I really enjoyed their presentation! The honesty they showed in telling their story of failures which led to success, was great and a breath of fresh air. Nice to hear when good people succeed."
"The International Council for Small Business (ICSB) held its World Entrepreneurship Conference in Dublin in June 2014 and it attracted an audience of 876 delegates from 61 countries. Michael and Bonnie were Keynote Speakers at the conference but they also gave talks at dedicated workshops for Irish Entrepreneurs and at the Women's Entrepreneurship Forum
"OUTSTANDING speech! Better yet, PERFECT. What an incredible way to end this conference."