BOOK CLIFF LIVE! Cliff Michaels has been conducting high-impact workshops and retreats over 20 years. No hype. No woo-woo. No magic pill. Just highly-connected essentials for life, careers, and entrepreneurs based on real-world experiences. FUN. RESULTS. GUARANTEED.

WHERE SHOULD I START? See Cliff’s Curriculum below. SELF & TEAM DISCOVERY with GOAL & PROJECT PLANNING are highly-recommended to establish mission, vision, values, action, and accountability. FORUM TRAINING builds upon discovery with greater structure, protocols, and tools for Boards, Forums, Committees, Support Groups, and Start-Ups. In 2016, Cliff combined a number of these workshops for TEDxLA Imagine Week (Ask about: IMAGINEERING IDEAS Into Action).

WHAT’S A FORUM? A Forum (usually 8-12 members) is a highly confidential, peer-to-peer meeting, with ground rules based on Gestalt Theory (the whole is more than the sum of its parts). A Forum usually meets monthly to share and learn collective life and business experiences. A facilitated forum adds tools, best practices, and/or an independent facilitator to help resolve issues, or help a Forum grow.

WHO BENEFITS? Cliff’s Training, Facilitation, and Workshops are ideal for Forums, Boards, Support Groups, Committees, Student Classrooms, Start-Up Teams, Creative Artists, and Young Entrepreneurs.

HOW LONG IS TRAINING? Cliff’s Live Training & Facilitation can be done with a half-day, full-day, or multi-day retreats, customized to your needs and location. From board rooms to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, let us know how we can serve you best.

CLIFF’S TRAINING BACKGROUND > Cliff has trained thousands of students, professionals, and entrepreneurs. From 1995-2004, he also served as President, Education, and Forum Chair for the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization in L.A (YEO/EO, 13,000+ members, 120+ chapters, 60+ countries. Known for his humor and down-to-earth style, Cliff brings high-impact results to every training.


  • Result-Driven
  • Project & Time Efficient
  • Plan Positions & Transitions
  • Create Standards for Leaders
  • Help Analyze Ideas & Projects
  • Attract & Retain the Right Talent
  • Establish By-Laws & Ground Rules
  • Crystalize Mission, Vision, Values
  • Build or Restore Confidentiality & Trust
  • Ensure Action, Accountability & Alignment
  • Improve Coaching & Presentation Methods


  • Pre-forum survey
  • Coaching worksheet
  • Sample constitution
  • Facilitator scorecard
  • Meeting agenda form
  • Vitality & dynamics survey
  • Start-of-meeting-update form
  • Presenter preparation worksheet
  • Beginner & advanced ice-breakers
  • Challenge exercises (assignments)
  • Forum presentation & protocols sheet
  • Optional completion certificate (e-course)


  1. The Brainstormer
    • 10-steps to analyze before your strategize
  2. Essential Career Builder
    • Resumes, interviews, networking, personal branding
  3. Money Mastery & 8 Steps to 800 Credit
    • A guide to financial freedom
  4. Self & Team Discovery
    • 12 steps to personal & professional growth
  5. Goal, Project & Time Management
    • Better workflow to get things done 
  6. Forum Training for Boards & Meetings
    • Protocols for highly effective teams
  7. Communication for Quality Relationships 
    • Social, emotional & business intelligence
  8. The Power Negotiator 
    • Keys to YES & conflict resolution
  9. Lead, Manage & Motivate (coming soon)
    • Essentials to team building & culture fit
  10. Sales, Marketing & Branding (coming soon)
    • A triple play to passion, profits & purpose
  11. The Smart Entrepreneur’s Plan & Pitch  (coming soon)
    • Angels, demons & startup strategies 

BOOK CLIFF TODAY! Customize a half, full, or multi-day experience! In addition to high-impact learning, Cliff’s team can arrange healthy chefs, fitness experts, luxury-beach resorts or cabin getaways. E-mail >  or complete the form below.

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