Professional Profile

Cliff Michaels is a writer, broker, investor, and professional consultant. In addition to being the founder of 5 start-up companies, Cliff enjoys work as a ghost writer, script doctor, and tv/film strategist. Founded in 1992, The Michaels Agency has closed over a billion dollars in transactions, providing a network of agents, lenders, and team experts for real estate, entertainment, and entrepreneurial projects. 

Cliff’s New York Times Bestseller, The 4 Essentials: A Misfit’s Journey, is a street-smart memoir with fun stories on famous mentors from daVinci & Einstein to Oprah & Steve Jobs. After launching #1 on Amazon (audio, paperback, e-book), Cliff designed a Total Success System based on the book’s principles for personal and professional growth. Cliff also facilitates private forums and custom learning retreats

In 1999, Cliff co-founded the world’s first online platform to feature digital-notary technology. From 1996-2004, Cliff also served as President and Education Chair of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Los Angeles, one of the world’s premier peer groups for businesses leaders (12,000+ members, 60+ countries, 120+ chapters). 

Giving Back by Learning Forward: With a mission to inspire and raise the bar for global education, Cliff donates books and education programs to schools and students worldwide. 

A California native, Cliff and his rescue pup Lucy live in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Vancouver — depending where the sun shines best at any given moment.


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