Professional Profile • 25 Years of Service

Cliff Michaels is a financier, real estate broker, and social entrepreneur. For 25 years, he’s also been a writer, educator, and founder of companies ranging from technology to strategic consulting. His philanthropic work supports the arts, education, kids at risk, health care, and the environment.

Cliff Michaels & Associates was launched in 1992 to provide a network of brokers, lenders, and strategists for creatives, investors, and entrepreneurs. The firm has closed nearly a billion dollars in transactions from residential and commercial projects to start ups.

Pioneering: In 1999, Cliff co-founded the world’s first online platform to feature digital-notary technology — FirstUse Registry. The start-up raised the bar for dispute resolution worldwide. From 1996-2004, Cliff also served as President, Forum Trainer, and Education Chair of the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization (YEO, LA Chapter). Cliff developed the chapter’s first mentor programs and philanthropic galas. Known as “EO” since 2005, the juggernaut has over 13,000+ members in 57 countries and 181 chapters.

Education Activism: Recognizing a huge gap in the multi-billion-dollar field of Learning Management Systems (LMS), Cliff created Easy-Teach LMS Plug-In for WordPress. Instructors, schools, and corporations will soon have an affordable and customizable solution for creating and providing online courses. A successful beta was conducted at Incubate USC in 2018. Learn more about the product launch at

NY Times & WSJ Bestseller! Cliff’s debut as an author, The 4 Essentials (A Misfit’s Journey to Mindset, Strategies, Values & Purpose) launched #1 on Amazon. This street-smart memoir includes Cliff’s personal journey with insight about dozens of famous mentors. The book presents a paradigm shift in global education & entrepreneurship (audio, e-book & paperback).

Music, Film & Television: A ghostwriter and career consultant to entertainment clients for over 20 years, Cliff is currently writing and co-producing his first major film project about A Domino Effect of The Arts, and how Creatives impact education, economics, health and happiness worldwide.

Giving Back: 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 and his rescue pup Lucy live in Los Angeles. Passions include  yoga, music, films, storytelling, and shenanigans at any dog park.