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Michael Veltri is a leadership expert, battle-hardened business executive,and Nationwide Bestselling author. Recognizing that success in business and life is created by the daily decisions we make, Michael elevates teams,fuel-injects leadership, and improves business performance through better decision-making practices.

From ancient Japanese warriors to brain science, from business titans to academic research, Michael tapped wide-ranging resources to develop aground breaking model for better decision making that leads to exponential leadership growth and peak performance with balance, not burnout.Simple, elegant, and effective, Michael’s approach has positively impacted some of the world’s most successful organizations, brands, and leaders.

Michael is also a cancer survivor, decorated U.S. Marine veteran, and master-instructor in classical Japanese martial arts. He brings his business savvy, martial arts discipline, and Marine Corps leadership to every keynote speech inspiring, motivating, and educating audiences worldwide.



With 20+ years as an active CEO, he’s a proven business leader with deep real-world experience.  Audiences will easily relate to Michael’s substance, experience, and depth.


Michael’s talks are interactive, entertaining, and educational.  Your audience will be fully engaged and “leaning in” from start to finish!


As a successful serial entrepreneur, Master-Instructor in the Japanese martial art of Aikido, cancer survivor, and decorated Marine Corps veteran, Michael brings fresh, compelling, and unique ideas to all his talks.


Your audience will leave with practical knowledge and real takeaway value:  Meaningful tools, frameworks, and techniques that can immediately be applied to real-world challenges.


Michael’s enthusiasm,  energy, and one-of-a-kind motivation is infectious!  Attendees will depart inspired, energized, and ready to reach new levels of business and personal success.


Michael’s talks are visually stunning.  You won’t see text-heavy slides. Instead, audiences are dazzled with integrated high-resolution photography, energizing HD video clips, and gorgeous visual transitions.


Michael delivers real value through rich storytelling.  Audiences do not remember or retain boring professional directives.  Emotionally-charged stories help the audience retain key points while enjoying a highly captivating experience.


Michael is professional, accommodating, and easy to work with at every step. His martial arts discipline and Marine Corps leadership ensure your event is drama-free and a huge success.


Michael takes the time to learn about your organization, audience, and key objectives.  His presentation will be relevant, relatable, and customized to your specific needs.


Your audience will be armed and equipped with practical decision-making tools to achieve an unprecedented level of peak performance in business and life.  Michael loves what he does and is committed to your event’s success!

Your background as a successful sales executive made your keynote for our sales kickoff that much more relatable and relevant. We loved it!
– John Overcast - Director / Government Sales, Samsung Business
Michael's talk was inspiring, yet loaded with practical tools we will begin to implement immediately. Simply put, it was one of the best talks I’ve ever heard.
– John A. Flasco - Senior Vice President / Merrill Lync
It was wonderful meeting you and thank you so much for being a part of ASAE’s Five Star weekend — your keynote was amazing!
– Amy Ledoux - Senior Vice President / Meetings & Events, ASAE
Thank you Michael for making our sales kickoff a HUGE success! My sales team loved it, and I really appreciated you spending one-on-one time with m high achievers after your talk. Thank you for going the extra mile for us!
– Rob Danna - Senior Vice President / Sales and Marketing ITA Group
Michael did a tremendous job! He really engaged the audience with his practical steps to making better decisions. His leadership keynote message resonated perfectly and was right on target.
– Jeff Derogatis - Director / Global Business Solutions, AT&
Thank you so much Michael — your keynote was amazing! Your unique decision-making system helped me to confidently navigate complicated federal healthcare regulations and move my research forward. Your book integrates perfectly with your talk and is an invaluable resource. Great job!
– Dr. Alexander Smirnov - Staff Scientist / NIH
Michael – I wanted to send you a quick note and thank you for your leadership speech at our annual meeting. The feedback I received from many participants was all positive and left us wanting more. Thank you again!
– Douglas Liu - Senior Vice President / Global Operations, Qiagen
Michael, thank you so much for the wonderful keynote experience! You areso easy to work with and your talk was right on target with our event theme. All the participants are still raving about your fun and engaging delivery!
– Tammie Wallace - Director of Business Development / Four Seasons
Thanks so much for your inspiring talk to our senior leadership team. You really challenged us to make big business decisions. We will use your 3x15 keynote learning solution at our next team meeting for sure. Thanks again!
– Pat McAdaragh - President & CEO / Midco

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