R. Michael Anderson, MBA, MA has a striking combination that creates truly impactful transformation in leaders – he has the real-life business success of founding, scaling and exiting three software companies, plus the educational background of a Masters Degree in Psychology.
This combination gives him the unique ability to connect to other leaders as a peer, then teaches evidence-based leadership skills that genuinely drive behaviour and performance.
It’s the reason that Stanford University brings him into work with their start-up ecosystem, PwC has him work with their high growth CEO’s, and companies like Microsoft, Salesforce, and Uber bring him to level up their managers and executives.
Michael shares how his Californian companies landed on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing US companies, created a culture so strong that they won the #1 Best Place to work, and Michael himself was honoured as the Social Entrepreneur of the year. In 2005 he held the office of President of the Board of Directors for a chapter of Conscious Capitalism, an international organization dedicated to elevating humanity through business.
A gifted storyteller who shares his failures as much as his successes, the terms “vulnerable”, “authentic”, and “powerful” are often used to describe his presentations.
With his background in psychology and neuroscience, he transforms managers into true leaders with high-performing teams in high-growth companies. He’s written two best-selling business leadership books, contributes to Entrepreneur.com, and is a former radio-show host.
A former professional basketball player, the 6’8” Michael is hard to miss.
Leading in the Next Normal: A Guide to Building an Engaged, Resilient and Agile Virtual Workforce
(in concert with Michael’s latest book of the same name)
Learn the 12 Principles to leading an emotional healthy, change enabled, high-performance team
The 3 Essential Leadership Secrets I Wish Someone Told Me Earlier
Learn how to make the transition from a tactical manager to a truly influential, strategic leader.
Insider Secrets of Scaling Up
The 5-Step System that Leaders of Every High-Growth Company Needs to Know
Driving True Change for your Organisation
While some companies are just looking for a speaker, others want to truly level-up their managers and executives. Michael’s background in psychology and neuroscience gives him the knowledge and experience to work with you to create a plan to teach skills, change behaviours, and drive performance throughout all levels of the organization.
He takes his well-known leadership content and delivers it in a combination of masterclasses, accountability sessions, and coaching to give maximum effect in the shortest amount of time.
Looking for a more lasting impact than a leadership keynote?
In addition, he also has a well-known 4 month Transformational Leadership Course & Mastermind for organizations who are ready to invest in a game changing programme.
Michaels bespoke ‘Mastermind’ courses include:
- Developing Executive Presence
- Develop Confidence and Resilience
- Thinking / Acting Strategically
- Delegation Techniques
- Reduce Stress & Manage Risk
Building High-Performance Teams
- Earn Respect and Loyalty
- Motivate and Inspire the Team
- Drive High Performance
- Empower and Grow Others
- Hiring, Coaching, Firing
- Team Accountability
Business, Leadership & Management Skills
- Run Effective Meetings
- Put in Controls & KPI’s
- Manage Proactively
- Learn Decision Making Skills
- Foster Relationships with Key Employees / Stakeholders / Senior Executives
- Time and Task Management
Course Format – Course consists of four aspects all centered around practical experience and behavior change:
- Content – learning skills and tools
- Implementation – exercises are given to use in everyday business life
- Community – a closed, safe place to get support and motivation from other leaders going through the course that Michael is heavily involved in and moderates
- Coaching & Mentoring – get direct live access to Michael for questions and clarification
The nature of the course is 20% content, 80% practice. Attendees learn new skills and practice the next week using them in their everyday life, leading to new habits, skills, and behaviours.
Clients include: Microsoft, Salesforce, PWC, Vistage, EO, Uber and SAP