27 Years of Results

Cliff Michaels is a real estate broker-strategist, VC, entrepreneur, forum facilitator, and education activist. He’s been a founder of companies in technology, consulting, and private-equity investments. Philanthropic work supports the arts, global learning, and kids at risk.

Cliff Michaels & Associates was launched in 1992 to provide a network of brokers, lenders, and strategists for creatives, investors, and entrepreneurs. The firm has consulted thousands of transactions from residential and commercial projects to emerging start ups. Cliff is Founding Member and L.A Ambassador of International Deal Gateway, a digital marketplace for entrepreneurs (DealGateway.com). Cliff was also a Founding Investor in Granite Peak Partners, a commercial real estate fund in Santa Barbara, CA.

NY Times Bestselling Author: Cliff’s debut book The 4 Essentials (A Misfit’s Journey to Mindset, Strategies, Values & Purpose), launched #1 on Amazon, #3 New York Times, and climbed the Bestseller Lists of USA Today, Barnes & Noble, and The Wall Street Journal. This street-smart memoir includes lessons from over 100 famous mentors. The book also presents a paradigm shift in global education (audio, e-book & paperback).

Education Activism: With a passion for mentoring and global learning, Cliff Founded Easy-Teach LMS, a groundbreaking Learning Management System for WordPress (in beta development). Teachers, trainers, schools, and companies will soon have an affordable and customizable solution to provide online courses without the usual time, cost, and aggravation of complex software. Learn more at EasyTeachLMS.com.

Music, Film & Television: A ghostwriter, lyricist, and career consultant to entertainment clients since the 90s, Cliff is currently developing a pioneering Film and Series featuring Creatives who impact education, economics, and happiness worldwide. To support, email: cliff@cliffmichaels.com.

Pioneering Ventures: From 1996-2004, Cliff served as President, Forum Trainer, and Education Chair the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization L.A Chapter (a premier global network for entrepreneurs, known today as EO). EO now has over over 13,000 members in 58 countries, with 188 chapters. Cliff also developed YEO’s first student mentor programs & philanthropic galas. In 1999, Cliff also co-founded the world’s first online platform to feature digital-notary technology (FirstUse Online Registry). The venture-backed start-up raised the bar for digital time-stamping and dispute resolution (Read more about FirstUse in the chapter titled “Diary-of-a-Dotcom” inside Cliff’s Bestseller The 4 Essentials.

Giving Back: Cliff Michaels provides FREE workshops and E-courses for personal & professional growth. Topics include self & team discovery, career strategies, project planning, forum training, negotiation, entrepreneurship, and basic money mastery.

Cliff and his rescue pup Lucy live in Los Angeles. Passions include yoga, music, films, storytelling, travel, and dog park shenanigans.