Resilience, Motivation and Leadership

Building Resilience and Engagement in a World of Constant Change

How Founding Three Businesses, Surviving Cancer, and playing Pro Basketball ​ STILL makes me Unfit to Talk About Resilience

Best Audience

Managers hitting a tough time who need motivation to inspire; 
energise, and a toolkit to create more resilience & agility.

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Session Description

Do you need your team to perform, even when times look tough?

I get it – through my journey of founding, scaling, and selling three enterprise software companies, I had to deal with a lot of ups and downs. 

I learned a lot more when I earned a Masters degree in psychology and later a certificate in Neuroscience. 

Now, as an entrepreneur, and someone who studies and teaches resilience, I want to share what can be the company, team – and even life–changing tools.

These are the same tools that I’ve used with my own companies – including one that won the #1 Best Place to Work…even after struggling through the great recession and a massive lawsuit. 

Here’s the amazing strategies you will learn in this session:

  • Every manager needs to know the nine key factors to keep themselves and their team focused, healthy, and performing, even through the most challenging times.
  • How to create a culture of change so that your team agility becomes a long-term competitive advantage
  • The one seldom-used tool to keep positive even when things look tough
  • How to communicate (and how NOT to communicate) during crises and difficult times
  • How to give yourself the strength to be the leader your team needs right now

After all, everyone is experiencing a lot of change right now. The winners of this unique time in history will be the ones that embrace and adapt to this change. 

Give yourself and your team the tools they need to lead and succeed in this Next Normal.

There are THREE Main Delivery Types

Keynote Style

(single run courses)


Working Together


Pre-Engagement Phase

This phase begins with a preliminary introductory conversation where we can connect via phone or video call. Initially, we will talk about the overall basics, covering everything from the date/time of your event to your budget/fees and the overall goal for your team/event/organisation.

If this is a match, we organise follow-up conversations to delve into the specifics of goal mapping for the event. We will look at your goals as a leader, your organisation’s present & desired culture, your tactical & strategic goals as an organisation, your aim for the event, and what’s going on in your industry.

You will then get a tailored proposal with a concise strategy and plan for your event.


Main Content Delivery Phase

This phase includes all potential pre-event activities. Participation and engagement is a significant part of my presentation methodology, and this begins before the event has started.

One popular option is to customise my latest bestselling book, “Leading in the Next Normal”, as a gift for your attendees; for example, some CEOs like to write a forward or have the company logo on either the front or back cover. Interviews with executives can be another dynamic pre-engagement tool. We can employ many techniques like surveys, polls, teaser videos, blog posts, and social media to drive up anticipation for the event. These tools build excitement and anticipation and ensure participation is beginning before the event has even started.

Alongside experience, I use psychology and neuroscience training to help your teams understand the mindset required for successful leadership. Attendees will come away from the event with the tools and techniques a leader needs. I will tailor the event to YOUR industry from our preliminary phases, making the content as relatable and accessible as possible for your teams. I can guarantee that attendees will leave knowing how to be better leaders and have the skillset to create high functioning teams.


Post Event Phase

The final stage is the follow up from the event. Alongside the traditional feedback forms or surveys, there is the option to engage in further activities to attain the highest value from the event.

For example, we can organise follow up conference calls or webinars with the potential for a live Q&A. I can also produce follow up videos/audios or written content if you prefer a more “on-demand” option. I also have many courses available online, and if the Mindset of the Leader is what you are interested in, I run a renowned “Leadership Mindset” course twice a year.

Give your managers the tools they need for long term success and contact me today.

Additional Keynote Topics

Leadership Mindset 2.0

Michael's signature keynote! Leaders will learn how to be more strategic, influential, and effective as they evolve their mindset while growing as people.

leading through change & adversity

Give your leaders the tools they need to thrive during difficult times. Learn how mindsets, strategies and tactics need to adapt during times of uncertainty and change.

resilience, motivation & leadership

Create mentally healthy and strong teams and leaders who crave challenges while taking care of themselves and others.

Insider secrets of scaling up

The 5-step system that leaders of every high-growth company needs to know. Great for entrepreneurs!

Emotional intelligence for high performing teams

Learn how to utilise Emotional Intelligence to make your team resilient, healthy and high performing.

Leading & Managing remote & hybrid teams

Tools and skills for a high-performance distributed workforce, from a leader who's company won the #1 Best Place to Work with a hybrid team.


To help

Are you ready to activate your highest performing leadership skills? 

Do you need guidance on how to be a more effective and strategic leader? 

Let me help you level up your leadership ability and change your life for the better.

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