Motivational Concepts is a speaking, coaching, 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.  

As a professional speaker, corporate trainer and performance management coach, Michael L. Stahl has delivered more than 2,500 speeches, seminars and multi-day training programs spanning 38 US states and 14 countries. He focuses on helping organizations improve top-line revenue, bottom-line profit and also to create a learning organization where people feel inspired to work.

Michael is a Master Trainer for the Harrison Assessment Behavioral Traits Profile and has done more than 1,000 psychological analyses and debriefs around the world.  He is an alumnus of Oklahoma State University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing.

He understands how stress affects performance at every level in organizations and works to provide leaders with the tools they need to engage in “healthy leadership”.

A recipient of the prestigious Horatio Alger Scholarship for Distinguished Americans, Michael is also an eight-year volunteer for the association to help disadvantaged young people overcome obstacles, achieve total wellness and accomplish their goals.

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.

Michael has been a member of the International Positive Psychology Association and as a performance assessment specialist, he has worked with companies of all sizes from rapid growth to Fortune 500 level. From individual coaching to team strategy, he has utilized an understanding of behavioral traits and tendencies to define challenges and eliminate the source of recurring problems.

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 been featured on a regular basis in the online version of the Orlando Business Journal with a column called “The CEO Corner” .

He has produced, edited and is the on-camera talent for more than 117 training videos on subjects like leadership, sales, customer service, creativity, creating cultures of high performance, coaching and mental health.

Michael has also 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. Along with luminaries such as the late Zig Ziglar and Brian Tracy, Michael contributed to the best-selling book, “101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life” and has appeared on CNN Financial News, News 6, XL 106.7 and even broadcast live from the backlot of Universal Studios.

Michael has been married for 27 years and has a 26 year old son and a 22 year old daughter. He resides in Orlando, FL, is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, loves mixed martial arts and enjoys weight training on a regular basis.

As an Executive Coach

“Michael was my coach at a critical juncture in my career. He helped me develop new skills, gain confidence and think about leadership in new ways. I value Michael as a teacher, coach, mentor and leader. On top of all that, Michael’s positivity is infectious!”

Tracey Feick
Former VP – Global Operations

As a Speaker and Leadership Development Specialist…

“Michael created and was able to customize various classes for my leaders. His poise, patience, passion and understanding during the delivery of the training enabled my team to grasp the concepts and gain a lot of benefit and value from his leadership training and development.

After the classes my team was energized, more open, accepting, united, creating a culture of collaboration and inclusivity.

Michael’s knowledge, passion and drive to bring out the best in other people is one of his greatest strengths.”

Charles Young
Senior VP of Growth – Australia and USA
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As a Transformative Leader…

“Michael Stahl is a staple in the leadership industry. The methodology that is brought forward from of his mentorship and accelerative thinking has helped the U.V. Group of businesses move on an aggressive agenda with strategic R.O.I’s.

I am proud to have worked and continue to work with Michael L. Stahl.”

Pierre Michel Pierre-Louis
Director of Employee Development – Global
Unique Vacations, Inc. Representing Sandals and Beaches Resorts


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Michael with “Blue Bloods”
star Tom Selleck

Michael with former US Secretary
Of State Condoleeza Rice

As a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan, Michael enjoyed
meeting Super Bowl XL MVP Hines Ward.

Michael facilitating a CEO Roundtable.

Michael with business partner in The Mental Hygiene Project®, Ryan Gallik, broadcasting live from the backlot
of Universal Studios Florida.

Michael speaking to a group of first responders.

Michael on camera speaking for a virtual program.

Michael on a studio break from shooting with Primeau Productions in South Carolina.

Michael with Ryan Gallik in the cockpit of a Southwest Airlines 737 after speaking to the Peer Support LIFT team in Dallas for the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association. 

Michael on set at Overnight Success Studios.

Michael with a virtual audience for an in-studio program.  

Michael demonstrating with a slinky for a studio audience that
“structure causes behavior”.