Professional Profile

A Southern California native, Cliff Michaels is a strategic mentor, education activist, real estate investor, and social entrepreneur whose New York Times Bestseller The 4 Essentials (a Misfit’s Journey Through Life & Entrepreneurship) launched #1 on Amazon in 2012. The book has inspired education and business leaders worldwide to include Life Skills, Action Strategies, Core Values & Purpose Principles in their curriculum and training programs. Cliff has also been been featured on national radio, television, and publications including The Wall Street JournalUSA Today, and Success Magazine.

Cliff’s Total Success System includes 20+ hours of certified learning that enables anyone to launch a dynamic career, business or lifestyle. His e-courses range from self-discovery and time management to money mastery, career building, leadership and communication. Cliff also conducts custom retreats worldwide and has been a featured speaker at USC’s #1 rated entrepreneur class and conferences worldwide.

From 1996-2005, Cliff served as President, Education and Forum Chair of the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization Los Angeles (known as EO), a global network with over 10,000 members and 120+ chapters. As L.A. President in 2004, he also launched EO’s first student mentor programs and charity galas for kids at risk.

Cliff is Founder of Cliff Michaels & Associates, a real estate finance & start-up consulting firm (one billion dollars in transactions since 1992). In 1999, Cliff also co-founded the world’s first online digital notary platform. In 2016 to the raise the bar for global education, Cliff launched his EASY LMS Plugin, a customizable Learning Management System for individuals, schools and companies who want to provide certified e-courses. 

Giving Back by Learning Forward: With each sale, Cliff donates books & e-courses to schools in need. Over 50,000 books & e-courses donated so far!

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