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 an experienced third-party moderator such as Cliff who can teach, help resolve issues, and take the Forum to new heights.

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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