Professional Profile

A Southern California native, Cliff Michaels is a speaker, strategic mentor, forum facilitator, education activist, 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 inspired education and business leaders to include 4 Essentials (Mindset, Strategies, Values & Purpose) in their learning programs. Cliff’s Total Education System includes over 20 hours of e-courses, tools, and certified training for life, careers, and entrepreneurs. Topics range from how to launch careers and companies to personal growth, money mastery, and leadership.

Cliff also facilitates private forum, boards, and retreats worldwide. From 1996-2004, he served as President, Education and Forum Chair of the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization Los Angeles (known as EO), a global network with over 12,000 members in 50+ countries and 120+ chapters. He also launched EO’s first student mentor programs and charity galas in 2003. 

Among his accomplishments over 25 years. Cliff was Founder of Cliff Michaels & Associates, a real estate finance & start-up consulting firm that has closed one billion dollars in transactions since 1992. In 1999, Cliff also co-founded the world’s first online platform to feature Digital Notary technology.

Giving Back by Learning Forward: With a mission to inspire and the raise the bar for global education, Cliff’s goal is to donate over a million books & e-courses to clubs and schools worldwide. You can sponsor a student, school or club of your choice today

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