Cliff Michaels is a CEO, real estate broker, mortgage consultant, venture capitalist, facilitator, educator, social entrepreneur, New York Times Bestselling Author, and founder of companies in finance, E-learning, and technology.
Launched in 1992, Cliff Michaels & Associates provides personal and business lending, brokerage, coaching, credit/asset analysis, and global resources for buyers, sellers, and entrepreneurs. Built on a premise that trust, communication, experience, and relationships matter, personal services include residential & commercial loans, venture capital, estate planning, loss mitigation, SBA Loans, and factoring.
Career Highlights: In 1994, Cliff Founded Knowledge Cafe, the first online catalog to feature personal growth & business-audio programs (sold 1996). In 1999, Cliff Co-Founded venture-backed FirstUse Online Registry, the world’s first Digital Notary platform. From 1996-2004, Cliff was President of the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization L.A (YEO/EO today: 15,000+ members, 60+ countries). Cliff developed YEO’s first forum training manual, mentor programs, and charitable galas. In 2005, Cliff was a Founding Investor in Granite Peak Partners, a commercial real estate fund. In 2016, Cliff presented “Imagineering Ideas into Action” for TEDxLA Imagine Week. The principles are featured throughout Cliff’s Essential E-Courses.
In 2012, Cliff’s Bestseller The 4 Essentials (A Misfit’s Journey to Mindset, Strategies, Values & Purpose), launched #1 on Amazon and #3 NY Times (originally titled The 4 Essentials of Entrepreneurial Thinking). This street-smart memoir is loaded with life hacks and amazing short essays about Cliff’s famous mentors. Enjoy on audio, e-book, or paperback!
Education Innovation: As a mentor, entrepreneur, and education activist, Cliff identified gaps in academic and corporate training over a 25-year period. In 2020, the launch of EasyTeach LMS for WordPress (a dynamic Learning Management System) will provide educators, schools, and companies with a more affordable, customizable, and user-friendly e-learning platform. Go Here for EasyTeach LMS!
Giving Back: With each sale, Cliff provides FREE E-courses & tools to students and schools in need. Topics include self & team discovery, negotiation, communication, entrepreneurship, basic money mastery, career builder tools, and much more.
Cliff and his Rescue Pup Lucy live in San Diego where passions include sports, music, films, yoga, healthy living, and philanthropic activity for kids at risk and schools in need.