Professional Profile • 25 Years of Service

Cliff Michaels is a real estate, entertainment, and social entrepreneur. He’s also a broker, investor, writer, lyricist, education activist, and founder of companies from finance to technology. His philanthropic work supports kids at risk, the performing arts, humanity 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 focus on real estate, entertainment, and emerging tech.

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: By 2016, Cliff saw a dramatic need for a customizable Learning Management System that would make it simple and affordable for teachers, trainers, schools, and companies to offer certified online learning. When he started offering his own e-courses online for career and entrepreneurial training, academic and corporate leaders were soon asking for a similar platform. In 2018, Cliff’s Easy-Teach LMS PLUG-IN which he designed for WordPress will deliver a customizable global solution for anytime-anywhere online education (Basic, Pro, and White Label Editions Available).

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, facilitating forums, and consulting film & tv projects.

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