Professional Profile

Cliff Michaels is a writer, broker, social entrepreneur, and founder of companies in technology, real estate, finance, and education. In 1992, Cliff Michaels & Associates was launched to provide a network of brokers, lenders, and strategists for creatives, investors, and entrepreneurs. A mentor to students and professionals, Cliff’s passions include brokering deals, facilitating forums, and developing pitch decks for capital. Cliff is also a consultant to film, music, and television projects. (See Hollywood Matrix)

Cliff’s NY Times Bestseller, The 4 Essentials: A Misfit’s Journey is a street-smart memoir, featuring mentors from artists to athletes, daVinci to Einstein, and modern business moguls (launched #1 Amazon 2012 — audio, paperback, e-book). A rebel with a good cause, Cliff’s book proposes a paradigm shift in global education that includes mindset, strategies, values, and purpose (originally titled The 4 Essentials of Entrepreneurial Thinking).

In 1999, Cliff co-founded the world’s first online platform to feature digital-notary technology (First Use Global Registry). From 1996-2004, Cliff also served as President, Forum Trainer, and Education Chair of the L.A. Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO has 12,000+ members, 60+ countries, 120+ chapters). 

COMING SOON > EASY TEACH LMS PLUG-IN (Designed by Cliff Michaels). This customizable Learning Management System provides an affordable WordPress plug-in and website template for teachers, schools, and companies who need to deliver certified e-courses and interactive tools.

GIVING BACK by LEARNING FORWARD: With a passion for global education, Cliff provides FREE E-courses and tools for personal & professional growth. His curriculum includes self & team discovery, goal & project planning, social intelligence, forum training, negotiation, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, money mastery, and more. 

CONNECT with CLIFF: Cliff and his rescue pup Lucy live in Santa Monica, California. He can be reached on social media platforms @cliffmichaels | M: 310-488-6422 | E:


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