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 luxury real estate, finance, E-learning, and technology.
Launched in 1992, Cliff Michaels & Associates was built on a premise that trust, communication, and relationships matter. Services include residential & commercial loans, brokerage, venture capital, estate planning, loss mitigation, SBA Loans, asset analysis, and strategic coaching for artists, educators, and entrepreneurs.
In 1994, Cliff Founded Knowledge Cafe, the first online catalog to feature personal & business coaching programs (sold 1996).
In 1999, Cliff Co-Founded venture-backed FirstUse, the world’s first Digital Notary platform. This pioneering start-up raised the bar for digital rights management, time-stamping, and authentication of digital documentation.
(1996-2004) Cliff was President of the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization Los Angeles Chapter, the word’s premier peer-to-peer network for entrepreneurs (EO 2021 has 14,000+ members, 60+ countries). Cliff developed EO’s first forum-training manual, mentor programs, and charity galas.
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, Cliff’s street-smart memoir is loaded with life hacks and storytelling that jumps off the page. Enjoy on audio, e-book, and paperback!
In 2016, Cliff presented “Imagineering Ideas” for TEDxLA Imagine Week. Highlights from this pioneering talk are featured in Cliff’s live forums and e-courses.
As an educator & entrepreneur, Cliff identified gaps in academic and corporate training over a 30-year period. In 2021, Cliff will launch EasyTeach LMS, a dynamic & customizable Learning Management System for educators, schools, companies & developers. COMING SOON!
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 L.A, Encinitas, and La Quinta, California where passions include sports, music, films, yoga, and philanthropy for kids and schools in need.