He was absolutely wonderful and on target for exactly what we needed. I'd recommend him for anyone dealing with fear or differences of opinion regarding reopening during the pandemic.
Leadership and Culture Expert and Architect of Training Magazine's #1 Training Program in the World
Mike Staver is the author of "Leadership Isn't for Cowards" and an internationally respected speaker, author, and coach. Mike takes noisy, often complex, leadership content and makes it immediately useful, digestible, and entertaining. In all Mike's work, the goal is simple - helping leaders perform better and live better lives. To accomplish this, Mike uses counterintuitive perspectives, a storytelling style, and entertaining delivery that makes the often-challenging realities of work and life easier to absorb and put into practice.
Mike has degrees in Business Administration and Counseling Psychology. He is a Certified Speaking Professional and in 2022 was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame. Companies from Federal Express and Miracle Ear to Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and the Mayo Clinic have repeatedly invited him to contribute to the development of their leaders. Mike architected a training program ranked #1 by Training Magazine on their 2018 Training Top 125 list, which recognizes organizations with the most successful learning and development programs in the world. That same program joined the Training Magazine Hall of Fame in 2019.
In the last 30 years, Mike has influenced over 200,000 people in ways that have not only transformed thinking and action but improved results. His message is grounded in the belief that leadership is about influence regardless of position, title, or power.
There's more, but frankly .while all of that took a lot of work the real work has been hard earned over the last 30 years in the trenches of businesses from health care to high-end security and guiding clients through a multitude of business struggles. Mike has seen it all and has taken those experiences and used them to help others build better lives and careers.
Featured Keynote Programs
How to Live and Work Sanely in an Insane World
We live in a world where things are coming at you faster than ever and performing at your best is harder than it’s ever been. What are you supposed to DO with life and work difficulty? What are the best ways to navigate the ups and downs that are an inevitable part of both life and work?
One thing is for sure; the old ways aren’t working anymore. But there is good news. There are new ways. There are BETTER ways. And this session will give you a whole new skill set for dealing with these changing times.
Participants will learn:
• How to retain your power, control, and influence in the face of circumstances beyond your control
• How to find a path forward that is both successful and realistic
• Six things you can do RIGHT NOW to maintain focus, increase peace of mind and decrease anxiety
Leadership Isn’t for Cowards
We live in an age when it is more and more challenging to manage all the information, demands and challenges that are coming at us. It takes real courage to stand firm in what you believe and then to get your followers to understand what really matters and how to execute effectively. Your ability to influence your followers is key to every step of creating significant results. Courage is the key element in that process.
Participants will learn:
• The real definition of courage
• The three most important steps you will ever take
• The power of commitment
• What your followers do, really do, when you are not around
• The primary motivator of all people
• The three things every leader can do to insure leadership failure
• The importance of high gain activity and how to do more of it • Six steps that will insure effective execution
How to Build a High-Performance Culture
What do you stand for? What does your company stand for? Are your values clear? Are they obvious to customers, staff, and the community? Is your company optimally positioned and differentiated by the consistent application of your vision and core values?
Most leaders and organizations are moving at such a rapid pace that taking a step back to think about these things seems like a luxury when, in fact, it couldn't be more crucial. It doesn't matter where your company and your industry stands in the growth cycle. Focusing on who you are and what you stand for is the most critical thing you can do.
Participants will learn:
• How to identify and apply their core values to their leadership
• How to align their behavior with what they say they believe
• How to be powerfully influential regardless of level of authority • How to build accountability and improve efficiency
• How to Build a High-Performance Culture
Winning Is No Accident
Every day massive accomplishments are realized all over the world: diseases being cured; teams winning championships; innovative products going to market; and a host of other positive experiences. These things do not happen by accident. They happen as the direct results of certain fundamental principles. The good news is these principles aren't a secret; they aren't hidden in some far-off locale, waiting to be unearthed. They are ready and available for you right now. However, while these life and business-transforming principles are simple, they are not always simple to implement. Here is an opportunity to learn and apply EXACTLY what you need to do to accomplish outstanding results.
Participants will learn:
• The equation that creates the highest likelihood of success
• The four key principles to pacing yourself effectively
• How to deal with obstacles and opportunities
I have worked with Mike on multiple projects with both of my companies over the last 10+ years and have recommended his services to countless peers. He has been a tremendous asset and has been able to provide extraordinary insight about my team, as well as provide valuable coaching to both my employees and myself. I would strongly recommend Mike's services to anyone who is interested in taking their company or business to the next level.
If you want your audience to leave the room inspired, with a smile on their face, a tear in their eye, and actionable insight to their life, job, and relationships, Mike Staver is your guy
We own several franchise businesses and hired Mike Staver to enhance our leadership skills, so we could use our operational expertise to be seen as industry pacesetters. We wanted to grow our business but needed to groom our replacements in order to focus more on strategic direction and business development
"The best speaker we've ever had!" That was the comment I heard repeatedly after Mike Staver spoke at our Leadership Development Institute (LDI). Mike was humorous, engaging, and more importantly, inspiring. His message on courageous leadership has sparked hallway discussions, creative ideas, and new interest in attending the LDIs. That's quite an accomplishment, given that the audience consisted of seasoned, senior leaders who can be tough to impress
90 Days to Courageous Leadership has been a real wake-up call for me. I am now in the position of being that "influential person" in other people's lives. I appreciate your emphasis on core values, and understanding how my values affect my leadership and managerial capability. Thank you for taking it down to basics and reality. I juggle my days between a small business manufacturing and retail store and being mayor for a rural community of 550 people
Love the 90 Days to Courageous Leadership. More leaders need to listen to it and take your advice.
I wanted to make sure I sent a note to let you know what a great response I received from your presentation at our event. Please know the content as well as the entertainment/laughter factor achieved the mark, and all were very happy with the outcome of the event. Everyone I talked to said you were spot on, and many felt they learned a great deal from your talk
If you're serious about growth and significant development, hire Mike Staver. If you aren't ready to do the work, I mean really do the work, then don't hire Mike Staver.
We hired Mike to both present at a meeting of 170 of our organization's top leaders, and to coach three directors in particular in preparation for their presentations at the same meeting. Mike's presentation to our group was phenomenal. Equally impressive was his coaching, which set our three directors up for success. The key to his success was in his coaching style
Mike has been my coach for over four years, and I couldn't be happier with the experience. Of course he gives great advice, but he will also hold my feet to the fire (can I say "kick my butt"?) even when I wish he wouldn't! He's funny, smart and compassionate. I truly couldn't ask for a better coach.
Mike Staver is the kind of coach/advisor that you can count on to tell it like it is, encourage you to take action, then hold you accountable for results. He has been exactly what I've needed in this stage of the growth of dotloop. I strongly recommend him to those who are serious about results.