Cliff Michaels is a broker, mortgage / venture strategist, NY Times Bestseller, and founder of companies in finance, education, real estate, and technology.
Career Bio: Launched in 1992, Cliff Michaels & Associates provides consulting, broker networks, and lending resources to CPAs, attorneys, realtors, wealth managers, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and high-net-worth families. Cliff built his network on the simple premise that relationships, communication, and experience matter.
In 1995, Cliff Founded Knowledge Cafe, one of the first online catalogs to feature career learning 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 and Forum Chair of the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization L.A (YEO/EO – 14,000 members in over 60 countries). Cliff developed EO’s first student-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 his creative workshop Imagineering Ideas at TEDxLA Imagine Week.
New York Times Bestseller (2012) Cliff’s book The 4 Essentials (A Misfit’s Journey to Mindset, Strategies, Values & Purpose), launched #1 on Amazon and #3 NY Times. Enjoy this street-smart memoir with lessons from over 100 famous mentors (audio, e-book, paperback).
Education Innovation: A student at USC in the late ’80s, Cliff identified gaps in academic and corporate training systems which inspired his Bestseller The 4 Essentials. In 2020, one of Cliff’s passion projects will be the launch of Easy-Teach LMS for WordPress; a groundbreaking platform that will provide teachers, schools, and companies with a more affordable, customizable and user-friendly e-learning platform.
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, and basic money mastery. Cliff is also an active supporter of Kids at Risk, The Arts, Human Rights, The Environment, and serves several charitable boards.
Cliff and his Rescue Pup Lucy live in Los Angeles. Passions include music, films, writing, yoga, and mentoring young entrepreneurs.