Professional Profile • 25 Years of Service

Cliff Michaels is a real estate, entertainment, and social entrepreneur. For 30 years, he’s been a broker, investor, writer, lyricist, education activist, and founder of companies from finance to technology. His philanthropic work supports education, kids at risk, performing arts, the environment, and animal rights.

In 1992, Cliff Michaels & Associates was launched to provide a network of brokers, lenders, and strategists for creatives, investors, and entrepreneurs. The firm has closed nearly a billion dollars in transactions. With a deep passion for education and entertainment, Cliff is currently developing a groundbreaking film and docu-series about creative artists and innovators.

Cutting Edge: In 1999, Cliff co-founded the world’s first online platform to feature digital-notary technology (First Use Registry). The timestamping method was the first standard to raise the bar in digital-rights management. From 1996-2004, Cliff also served as President, Forum Trainer, and Education Chair of the Los Angeles Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization (YEO), where he developed the chapter’s first mentor programs for youths and philanthropic galas for kids at risk. Known as EO since 2005, the global juggernaut now has over 12,000+ members in 60+ countries, 120+ chapters.

Cliff’s 2012 NY Times Bestseller, The 4 Essentials (A Misfit’s Journey to Mindset, Strategies, Values & Purpose) is a street-smart memoir featuring over 100 mentors from past to modern moguls. This critically-acclaimed book presents a paradigm shift in global education and entrepreneurship (Launched #1 Amazon: available audio, e-book & paperback).

WordPress Easy Teach LMS: A passionate education activist, Cliff saw a dramatic need for a customizable Learning Management System that could provide a more affordable and easy-to-launch system for teachers and trainers at small and large schools or corporations who wanted to offer world-class certified online learning programs of their own. In the Fall of 2018, Cliff’s Easy-Teach LMS PLUG-IN will deliver a global solution for anytime-anywhere online education to anyone using WordPress/WooCommerce eco-systems.

Giving Back by Learning Forward: Cliff provides FREE workshops and E-courses for personal & professional growth. Topics include self & team discovery, career & resume tips, goal & project planning, social intelligence, forum training, negotiation, entrepreneurship, and basic money mastery.

Personal: Cliff has a passion for yoga, music, storytelling, writing lyrics, remodeling homes

Contact: Cliff and his rescue pup Lucy live in Santa Monica, California.