CEO and Founder
For more than a decade, Michael has explored the frontiers of transformational storytelling. As one of the world’s first business storytellers, he has consulted to hundreds of organizations and taught more than 30,000 people. As our chief instigator at Get Storied, Michael leads client engagements, delivers learning programs, coaches executive clients, and sets our overall vision for growth. With a background in cultural anthropology, Michael is fascinated with how ideas translate into cultural acceptance.
His work and ideas have been featured in Fast Company, Brandweek, Inc, Mashable, Lifehacker, and lots of other places. His latest book Believe Me: A Storytelling Manifesto for Change-Makers and Innovators helped to redefine the potential and relevance of business storytelling. In 2010 and 2012, Michael produced the Reinvention Summit: Storytelling’s Biggest Online Conference, as a way to celebrate storytelling insights from across many disciplines. He is a frequent speaker at conferences including TEDx, SXSW, and CultureCon.
The son of an inventor and artist, Michael naturally sees the bigger story in every situation. As a teacher, healer, and trusted advisor, Michael helps people to find their voice, deepen their presence, and play on a bigger stage. Michael is left-handed, color-blind, and eats more chocolate than the average human. His favorite Jackson is Tito.