Michael Veltri

Business Transformation Expert, U.S. Marine Veteran, Cancer Survivor

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    English

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    California, USA

  • Michael Veltri`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Michael Veltri`s U.S. Speaking Fee

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

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Decision-Making Mastery: How to Deliver Stunning Bottom-Line Results

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This 45 – 60 minute customized keynote is perfect for:

  • C-suite executives
  • Senior leaders in all industries
 Why do some executives fail while others thrive? Because the best C-suite executives have a decision making system to help them — and their teams — avoid and conquer common decision-making traps. From life or death decisions on the battlefield to the boardroom, Michael Veltri draws on his background as a battle-hardened business executive and decorated U.S. Marine veteran to teach CEOs and senior executives better decision-making skills that deliver stunning results. As a professional-level Japanese martial arts instructor, Veltri blends the fluid and flexible qualities of the martial arts with bleeding-edge business savvy to bring a completely fresh perspective on decision-making skills. His inspiring presentation delivers practical tools that can be used immediately to increase productivity and deliver bottom-line results. You’ll learn to:
  • Master the 5 most powerful decision-making solutions that you’ve never heard of
  • Build a culture that celebrates fresh thinking and embraces new decision-making ideas
  • Implement better decision-making skills on a daily basis across all business activities and roles
  • Avoid the 5 biggest decision-making traps that kill successful organizations
  • Apply best decision-making practices from successful companies worldwide

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Slaying the Sales Dragon: How to Crush the Top Line with Unprecedented Decision-Making Prowess

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This 45 – 60 minute customized keynote is perfect for:

  • Sales teams across all industries
  • Sales manager meetings (including sales kickoff events)
Successful sales professionals, and their managers, are never satisfied. Yesterday’s major achievements are today’s performance standards, and surpassing quota is the expectation, not the exception. As old methods become commoditized and ineffective, new creative sales techniques are needed more than ever. Drawing inspiration from his knock-down-drag-out fight with cancer, nationwide bestselling author and multiple Diamond Club award winning sales professional, Michael Veltri has created a new and powerful model of decision-making success that leads to unprecedented sales results. In his energizing and inspiring presentation, Michael teaches sales professionals how to surpass expectations — both their own and their organization’s — while crushing quota and slaying the sales dragon. You’ll learn:
  • 5 simple and effective decision-making tools to boost sales
  • What’s truly behind objections — and how to conquer them
  • How to create a culture of achievement and sales excellence
  • How the “3 x 15 Decision-Making Rule” can double sales
  • How to break free from historical decision-making bias in your sales process

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the 5 Decision-Making Secrets: Surprising, Unorthodox Approaches to Powerful Leadership Outcomes

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This 45 – 60 minute customized keynote is perfect for:

  • Leaders in all industries
  • Managers of all levels
 With the “speed of business” evolving at an exponential rate, the ability to make the right decision at the right time is paramount to the success of any organization. Windows of opportunity open, yet close even quicker in today’s 24/7 hyper-connected, hyper-distracted world. Truly responsible leadership is difficult, and management needs fresh and creative ideas to make the best decisions possible — especially when the pace is fast, the stakes are high, and the outcome unclear. Michael Veltri weighs in with new and unique perspectives on this critical leadership challenge. A highly successful serial entrepreneur, decorated U.S. Marine veteran, and battle-hardened business executive, Veltri shows leaders how to employ his simple and effective decision-making system. This presentation will help leaders and managers of all levels:
  • Develop unprecedented decision-making prowess to attack business problems of all sizes
  • Uncover 5 fresh decision-making tools to evolve your leadership to the next level
  • Authentically express your leadership to fuel-inject business results
  • Avoid the 5 biggest leadership traps
  • Silence internal and external distractions to strengthen your “leadership muscle”

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The Mushin Way: Achieve Peak Performance with Balance, not Burnout

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This 45 – 60 minute customized keynote is perfect for:

  • HR executives in all industries
  • Hiring managers looking to attract & retain top talent
 With intense competitive pressure to attract and retain top talent, how can HR executives and business leaders hire the best and the brightest while ensuring their high potentials continue to excel without burning out? Drawing from his success as an HR consultant and executive recruiter for some of the world’s top companies and brands, Michael Veltri answers these important questions and many more in his fresh, relevant, and timely talk. Based on his nationwide bestselling book, The Mushin Way to Peak Performance, Veltri takes the audience on an illuminating journey, showing how the Zen concept of mushin (moo-sheen) — meaning “no-mind” — helps achieve more with less, fuel growth, and maintain laser focus. Walk away energized, educated, and equipped with bold new tools and techniques to achieve unprecedented results with balance, not burnout. In this important keynote, Veltri helps HR executives, business leaders, and hiring managers learn to:
  • Build, motivate, and lead high-performing teams
  • Learn 5 secret techniques used by Zen masters to increase performance, which can easily be adapted to your own organization
  • Understand the most common reasons “high potentials” burn out
  • Expand your ability to deal with ambiguity, change, and competing priorities
  • Uncover best practices from a martial arts master’s mentality: determination, flexibility, and resilience

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Rebuilding the Plane While You're Flying It: How to Simultaneously Deliver Stunning Reinvention and Precision Execution

Today’s senior executives are not tasked with maintaining the status quo. On the contrary, they’re responsible for defining and driving transformational change — while simultaneously achieving growth targets, meeting performance goals, and aligning on-the-...

Today’s senior executives are not tasked with maintaining the status quo. On the contrary, they’re responsible for defining and driving transformational change — while simultaneously achieving growth targets, meeting performance goals, and aligning on-the-ground activities with “big picture” organizational strategy.

In this powerful keynote, Michael empowers senior leaders with the insights and approaches they need to:

  • Turn Chaos into Clarity, and Obstacles into Opportunities
  • Achieve Rapid, Measurable Results that Boost Performance & Profitability
  • Silence Internal & External Distractions
  • Learn Transformative Business Strategies Based on Proven Experience and Unique “Pillars of Excellence”
  • Complete Projects Effectively & Efficiently

Ultimately, senior executives will discover how to drive transformational change across their organization when the stakes are high, the pace is fast, and the outcomes are unclear.

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The 5 Secrets of Purposeful Leadership: Surprising, Unorthodox Approaches to Powerful Leadership Outcomes

Leadership cliches abound, but peak performance has become increasingly elusive. As the outdated methods continue to lose efficacy, Michael Veltri shares modern approaches from over 5000 years of wisdom. In this powerful keynote, you’ll re-think your previously held ...

Leadership cliches abound, but peak performance has become increasingly elusive. As the outdated methods continue to lose efficacy, Michael Veltri shares modern approaches from over 5000 years of wisdom. In this powerful keynote, you’ll re-think your previously held beliefs on what it means to lead. Leaders will learn to:

  • Craft a Purposeful Vision Around Work that Matters
  • Understand the Currency of Relationships, and How to Maintain a Positive Bank Balance
  • Prioritize Focus, Time, and the Deployment of Resources to Maximize Results
  • Embrace “4 Dimensional” Leadership
  • Avoid the 5 Biggest Leadership Traps

Thoughtful leadership has become more difficult than ever. Let Michael Veltri decode the complex web of competing ideas so your leadership impact can soar.

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Why Cultures Crumble: Conquering the Death Traps of Complacency to Build High-Performing Teams

Too often, leaders focus on external factors such as products, technology, distribution, financial stability and brand recognition.  Unfortunately, none of these assets are sustainable without the underlying resource of a high-performing team. Traditional cultures are giving...

Too often, leaders focus on external factors such as products, technology, distribution, financial stability and brand recognition.  Unfortunately, none of these assets are sustainable without the underlying resource of a high-performing team. Traditional cultures are giving way to fluid, modern approaches to leadership and achievement. In this important keynote, Michael Veltri helps leaders:

  • Embrace a New Framework for Peak Performance
  • Build, Motivate and Lead High-Performing Teams
  • Achieve a 38% Boost in Productivity Without Burning-Out
  • Avoid the 5 Death Traps of Complacency
  • Foster a Culture of Continuous Improvement

It’s been said that, “Your culture IS your business.” Walk away energized and refreshed with a bold new way to elevate culture and performance.

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About Keynote Speaker Michael Veltri

It’s hard to define Michael Veltri with a single word.  He’s been called a prolific business transformation expert, a visionary, and a warrior.  His pioneering body of work in which he extracted powerful mindsets and tactics that fuel performance from 5000 years of ancient wisdom has helped organizations of all sizes achieve unprecedented success.  Unlike unidimensional performers, Michael brings a multifaceted set of experiences to every engagement.  Passion meets purpose.  Eastern wisdom drives modern business results.  Inspiring yet actionable; captivating stories blended with practical techniques.

Veltri is a proven entrepreneur with both the successes and battle scars to show for it.  Spending a decade in Japan, he’s discovered a new system for performance, based in time-tested practices of ancient warriors. A cancer survivor, martial arts master, U.S. Marine veteran, and bestselling author, Michael brings an authentic, grounded, and inspiring presence to every engagement.

Testimonials

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, Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch

Too many executives in the workplace today suffer from information overload, analysis paralysis, and death by a thousand initiatives. Our challenges today come from too much, too many, too fast, and too often — not too few. So how do you find clarity in all this overload?

Michael Veltri’s keynotes offer a surprising new way to cut through the confusion, find the essentials, and make the decisions you need to make. You need to get him in talking to your executives today.

Nick Morgan, Ph.D.

CEO, Author, Keynote Speaker, HBR & Forbes Blogger - Public Words, Inc.

Michael’s enthusiastic and engaging personality captures the attention of any audience. His innovative and interactive techniques are clearly rooted in decades of immersion in the study of Eastern wisdom. Easy-going and approachable — more artist than Drill Instructor — Michael is rooted by a confidence and expertise gained through many years of hard work and study. His words and actions inspire audiences world-wide and will easily improve the performance of your team. To see it, is to believe it.

Col. Michael Callender

Colonel - U.S. Air Force

The ability to be present in the moment, to make decisions without hesitation, and the discipline to stay the course are all qualities required for those of us in leadership positions. Our teams rely on our experience and wisdom to guide them to victory. Michael’s experience in the military and in the martial arts gives him a unique perspective. For those of you that do not train in the martial arts, it may seem that military training and the martial arts go hand in hand. However, the art that Michael practices is the gentle art of Aikido which embodies a very different approach to neutralizing an attack or conflict. This is what makes Michael’s talks so interesting. If you’re looking for a truly unique experience that will really keep your team’s attention, hire Michael for your next event; it will be an experience you won’t forget!

Bill Storm

President - Consulting By Choice

Michael is a dynamic and energetic communicator who is able to translate martial arts axioms and principles into actionable life principles, making them relevant to his audiences, be they his Aikido students, young adults starting their professional careers, or executives with decades of experience.

These principles have let me unlearn a lifetime of unproductive and reactionary responses to threats and conflicts and replaced them with techniques that de-escalate, clarify and resolve situations. It has become easier for me to work with high-value, high-needs creative staff and management, and I’ve become a better manager and leader.

Albert Lukban

Director of Internet Strategy - (for an) International Public Health NGO

Michael is never content with maintaining the status quo and is always ready to challenge himself and others to a higher level of success and abundance. He had a profound influence on me as a husband, father of two, and scientist. In short, whether it is an educational or professional setting, you can hardly find a more insightful and motivational speaker who is also warm, compassionate, and professional — all in one!

Dr. Alexander Smirnov

Staff Scientist - National Institutes of Health

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