Michael Anderson, MBA, MA has a striking combination that creates truly impactful transformation in leaders – he has the real-life business success of founding, scaling and exiting three software companies, plus the educational background of a Masters Degree in Psychology.
This combination gives him the unique ability to connect to other leaders as a peer, then teaches evidence-based leadership skills that genuinely drive behaviour and performance.
It’s the reason that Stanford University brings him into work with their start-up ecosystem, PwC has him work with their high growth CEO’s, and companies like Microsoft, Salesforce, and Uber bring him to level up their managers and executives.
Michael shares how his Californian companies landed on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing US companies, created a culture so strong that they won the #1 Best Place to work, and Michael himself was honoured as the Social Entrepreneur of the year. In 2005 he held the office of President of the Board of Directors for a chapter of Conscious Capitalism, an international organization dedicated to elevating humanity through business.
A gifted storyteller who shares his failures as much as his successes, the terms “vulnerable”, “authentic”, and “powerful” are often used to describe his presentations.
With his background in psychology and neuroscience, he transforms managers into true leaders with high-performing teams in high-growth companies. He’s written two best-selling business leadership books, contributes to Entrepreneur.com, and is a former radio-show host.
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"Michael came to speak to founders of our scale programme at PwC. As soon as he entered the room he brought warmth and energy which set the tone for an engaging and powerful leadership session. Our companies were very impressed with his insight. Their feedback included: "Excellent engaging presentation. Right on point, very interesting", "Perhaps most burning issues to many founders, very helpful", "Excellent - loved the energy, delivery and materials."."
Sarah Mack PwC Scale, Law Tech Programme Lead at PwC
"Michael took a loose brief, covering lots of different topics of interest and wrapped it all up into a 75minute session covering leadership, productivity hacks, resilience and more, which resonated incredibly well with my team. We often have speaker sessions and Michael's was the highest rated of the year so far!"
Ciarae Schumann, Director, UK Regional Lead at Salesforce
"Michael gave a keynote speech during a Uber regional leadership team event. He was talking to a group of high-performers that started to feel the weight of too many stressful days, nights in the office, and constant uncertainty while running flat out for months. During the talk, Michael focused on: - efficient work vs "work" - prioritization - controlling oneself - forging and giving a response versus an emotional reaction to a situation - living and acting with compassion. He gave a number of personal stories, often spiced up with humour when touching on each topic. That also allowed the audience to personally connect to each situation and remember them going forward. Michael managed, only within one hour, to relax, energize and pump up the team to go head on into new challenges."
Davor Tremac, General Manager at Uber
"Michael’s approach is very simple, yet deep and it goes to the essence of the issue. He encouraged me to be my true self, bring out what was already inside me, and got me to take immediate action. He has a gift for finding a simple way to make people break their patterns and face their fears."
Margita Soldo, MPhil, CEO & Translator at Linguistified
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