We are a global, customized learning-solutions company located in Bellevue, Washington, USA. Our business model creates a culture that sells more, costs less, has better business processes and greater profits.
Why Consider Us? People are hungry to work for and do business with organizations that operate on uncompromising integrity. They are also searching for hope and excellence. This is the heart of our business model.
You Get a Culture with Both the Passion and Skills to:
- Find new revenue
- Drive down costs and make business processes better
- Produce greater profits
Speeches, slogans and vision statements in the lobby are not enough. You need authentic, trustworthy leadership teams who are willing to hear truth, examine current beliefs and practices and make challenging personal and organizational changes.
A Broad Range of Clients over the Years
Michael has worked with clients as diverse as Microsoft, Starbucks, Nordstrom, Boeing, Oracle, Costco, Nestlé, Vulcan, Alaska sightseeing/Cruise West, Alpine Electronics, Aramark, AT&T Wireless, BF Goodrich, CB Richard Ellis, Compaq (now HP), Cornell University, Country Walkers, Eddie Bauer, James Madison University, John L. Scott Real Estate, Linens ‘n Things, Lucent Technologies (now Alcatel-Lucent), Macy’s, Merrill Lynch, Met Life, PEMCO Financial Services, REI, Restaurants Unlimited, Royal Bank of Canada, Russell Investments, Taco Time, TUI Marine, U.S. General Services Administration, Washington State Bar Association and the World Bank.
Experience, Approach and Results
We have over 25 years of experience in improving the HUMAN COMPONENT of business to drive profitable business outcomes. We apply unique tools and solutions to rapidly equip and align the human component of project teams and entire organizations to create and sustain profitable results.
Michael Clifton is an internationally experienced facilitator, speaker, leadership consultant, influence authority, coach and performance expert with proven processes and tools.
A Wealth of Industry and Global Experience
Michael has worked with a broad range of Fortune 500 companies in many industries, throughout the U.S. and over 20 countries. He helps them strengthen leadership effectiveness, sales revenue, software services and consulting skills, IT project management and team performance. Michael’s broad industry experience includes high-tech, manufacturing, health care, tour operators, retail, electronics, real estate, food service, insurance, construction, education, banking, city and state government, financial services and more.
Michael’s passion is giving practical, effective tools and skills that CHANGE LIVES and produce IMMEDIATE business RESULTS. He combines customized workshops, consulting, coaching, organization transformation processes and powerful speaking engagements to produce sustainable levels of higher performance. He helps individuals, teams and organizations discover who they want to be, where they want to go and how to get there. As a speaker, Michael leaves audiences roaring with laughter and motivated to action.
Michael is a certified master trainer, a certified real estate instructor and an ordained minister. With a Th.B. focused on human relations and counseling and extensive training in psychology and organizational development, Michael knows how to genuinely inspire and cultivate the human soul to greatness with humility.
Author of Many Workshops and Keynote Presentations
He has authored many courses, seminars and speaking engagements, including Influencing Decision Makers; Leadership: The Myths and the Magic; Teams that Move Mountains; Creating and Sustaining a High-Performance Culture; Influence with Integrity; Getting What You Want from Others: Without Killing You or Them in the Process; Selling with Service; Leadership Through Influence; Dealing with Difficult Customers; Facilitating Productive Meetings; and Professional Presentation Skills.
“The Guy with the Guitar™”
In the ‘60s and early ‘70s, Michael toured extensively as a lead guitarist for bands opening concerts for groups such as REO Speedwagon, The Guess Who, Ted Nugent, Chaka Khan, Brownsville Station, Bloodrock and Bill Haley & The Comets. Managed by the same agency as Cheap Trick, he fulfilled his dream of performing at the Madison, Wisconsin, Coliseum. He was also a quarter-finalist in the national Songwriters Competition. Michael’s unique guitar performances during speaking engagements and workshops powerfully connect his message to IMMEDIATE business ACTIONS.
Immediate Business Results in:
- Team Performance
- Leadership Effectiveness
- Organizational Alignment
- Internal & External Customer Satisfaction