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Keynote Speaker Mike Hourigan

Mike Hourigan

Entertaining Negotiation and Business Communication Expert

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $7,500 - $10,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
  • Travels From
    North Carolina, USA

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Mike Hourigan is a refreshingly unique keynote speaker, change management expert and author who helps empower top companies and associations to navigate constant change with real-world wisdom. A veteran leadership consultant and productivity expert, Mike is consistently sought after and hired by the top companies in the U.S., including McDonald’s, Harley-Davidson, Disney, GE, Marriott, Aetna, ExxonMobil and Kaiser Permanente.

Decades of corporate experience have allowed Mike to develop a completely fresh approach to safety, team building, sales management and customer service training. With a style that engages listeners in a way that’s meaningful to them and their company culture, Mike rarely gives his audiences a moment between laughs.

A former member of the management teams of Cargill Inc. and Olympus Corporation, Mike has offered over 1,300 audiences the benefit of his real-world corporate experience. A seasoned author, his books include “Riding the Waves without Getting Wet: A Journey to Leadership,” and “Motivational Selling.”

As one of the top keynote speakers in the United States, Mike has developed a comprehensive roster of speeches that address the key issues that affect companies most. From the growing need for Millennial soft skills training and interpersonal communications, to the subtle nuances of conducting business in a global economy, Mike Hourigan continues to the lead the industry in dynamic presentations that direct executives and entire companies toward real, lasting change.

Audiences say his honest humor and exuberance for life find a way of impacting everyone and leaving them with a willingness to confront the important issues – and laugh at the less important ones.

Testimonials 8

  • Mike is one of the top in his industry. His combination of superior business knowledge and professional delivery style has always “dazzled” our Harley-Davidson students


  • Masterfully incorporated our business issues into our annual meeting, where we gather our top sales agents from across the nation. I would recommend Mike for any large organization’s speaking engagements.

    General Electric

  • We sure picked a winner! Thank you for making our annual conference and exposition a huge success, benefiting 1,400 managers. We can’t wait to recommend you to other colleagues.

    American Hospital Association

  • Thank you for helping make the time we dedicated to this event meaningful and worthwhile for our leadership team, which is a team that places a lot of value on concrete results.


  • In the 8-years I have been involved in arranging seminar speakers for members of the Associated General Contractors of Illinois, your presentations on dealing with difficult people and stress were the best! You gave us exactly what we were looking for – a compact and entertaining program, providing key pointers and memorable illustrations everyone could relate to and put into practice immediately, at home and at work.

    Associated General Contractors of Illinois

  • Your session was a complete home-run for my evaluation. It was not only entertaining, but informative and concretely useful to the attendees.

    National Rural Electric Coop Association

  • Mike Hourigan was a keynote speaker at our Annual Training Conference for Automotive Recyclers.  He definitely did his research and tailored his speech for our unique audience.  He gave specific information and suggestions for everyone to walk away with and implement in their businesses.  He was very knowledgeable, personable and funny, and used personal stories to make the session interesting.  I would highly recommend Mike to anyone looking for a keynote speaker as he was a pleasure to work with.

    Jennifer McPherson

    URG Conference Coordinator

  • I had the pleasure to see Mike in action at the URG Training Seminar April 2019 In Orlando Florida. Mike was a keynote speaker for this event. Mike’s presentation was titled What Does Change Management Have to do with Sales? I thought this was odd title so I am already interested. Mike is funny on a very serious topic. No matter what business you are in YOUR business will change some very dramatically over time. It is in perception and execution in how it is perceived with your Co-Workers whether it’s successful or if it is a complete failure. Did I mention it was funny on a serious topic? If you get the opportunity please check him out.

    Randy Wittig

    LKQ Corporation

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