About Speaker Michael Margolis…
Michael Margolis is the CEO and founder of Storied, a strategic messaging firm specializing in the story of innovation and disruption. As a trusted advisor, Michael helps executives to demystify the complex and deliver on the promise of transformation. Michael operates anywhere there is a story worth telling, especially in Silicon Valley, Fortune 500s, and global change. Michael is a frequent keynote speaker at top conferences around the world. He’s trained tens of thousands on narrative intelligence and how to build storytelling as an organizational capability. Michael partners with c-suite executives, along with heads of product, design, marketing, community, and human resources. Since 2002, he’s advised clients across 34 industries and 15 countries —including Facebook, Google, Hulu, Greenpeace, and NASA.
Why Michael Margolis?
When organizations are undergoing hypergrowth, it’s hard for team members to know what story they’re in anymore. Michael specializes in helping navigate high velocity change and demystifying the complex through storytelling. As a result, he’s advised heads of product, design, sales marketing at iconic tech organizations whose work is constantly challenging the status quo, including Facebook, Google, Uber, and Hulu. As a storytelling expert, he’ll share his breakthrough storytelling framework for communicating disruptive ideas. As a chocolate connoisseur, his keynotes often include sampling some of the world’s most rare, exotic, craft chocolate, as an unforgettable exercise in storytelling.
Michael is a two-time TEDx speaker, #1 Amazon bestselling author, and has more than 200,000 followers on Twitter. His work has been prominently featured in Fast Company, TIME, and Inc. magazines. Armed with a degree in cultural anthropology, Michael began his career as a social entrepreneur, funded by the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations by the age of 22. And became a startup-failure by the age of 24. The son of an inventor and artist, Michael grew up in Switzerland and Los Angeles. As a passion project, Michael recently co-founded Choco Libre, a secret society devoted to rare and exotic craft chocolate. Michael is left-handed, color blind, and eats more chocolate than the average human.