Motivational Concepts is a speaking, corporate training and consulting firm that provides your business with the opportunity to simultaneously improve performance and prepare your organization for the future.

Just imagine a learning experience that is actually fun AND drives results and makes your organizational team excited to learn and grow. Our goal is to increase your productivity and profitability while creating a high performance organization that is positioned for future growth.


We use a three-step process with our clients to first understand your business and then customize an initiative that will take you to the next level of success. This involves moving from a “reactive” state to generating a desired result in every area of your business.   Our process starts with professional assessment and then moves to intervention (in the form of customized training, performance coaching and/or specialized organizational development projects) and then is culminated with measurement and accountability standards.   We help you create a leadership team that builds morale, fuels enthusiasm and provides the compass for success. We also give you the tools you need to create an employee team of focused, committed players who are internally motivated to exceed their past, best performance.  

Michael is an alumnus of Oklahoma State University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing. An avid traveler for both business and pleasure, Michael has traveled to 22 countries around the globe.

In 1987 he was one of 23 people in the United States to receive the prestigious Horatio Alger Scholarship for Distinguished Americans. As a certified black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Michael has learned real-world leadership strategies that will give your organization more effective performance, increased morale and improved bottom-line results. He is also a former member of the American Tae Kwon Do Federation  exhibition team. Michael knows the meaning of integrity and perseverance and he knows how to instill those qualities in your work force.

He learned the secrets of customer service from the Walt Disney Company where he was on the opening team for the world premiere of the Disney/MGM Studios in 1989. As a performance assessment specialist, Michael has worked with companies of all sizes from rapid growth level to Fortune 500 to define challenges and provide solutions.

As a speaker, corporate trainer and performance management coach, Michael has delivered more than 2,500 speeches, seminars and training programs spanning 38 US states and 14 countries. For five years, Michael was on the board for the National Speakers Association Central Florida and served as the youngest chapter president in history in 2000-2001. Michael has also written for magazines like Entrepreneurial Edge and is the former Managing Editor of Business Solutions Magazine. He has written extensively on the subject of inner motivation and is the author of the “Focus Your Power” series of manuals to enhance personal development and business success. He also contributed to the best-selling book, “101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life” and has appeared on CNN Financial News discussing effective business strategies to achieve optimum results.

Michael has been married for 26 years and has a 25 year old son and an 21 year old daughter. He resides in Orlando, FL and travels frequently to work with clients both domestically and abroad.

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Michael with “Blue Bloods”
star Tom Selleck

Michael with former US Secretary
Of State Condoleeza Rice

Michael is also a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
Here he is with Super Bowl XL MVP Hines Ward.