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Mike Staver

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Helping Leaders Perform Better


Executive Coach



Navigating Crazy: How to Live and Work Sanely in an Insane World

Leadership Isn't for Cowards

How to Build a High Performance Culture

Winning is No Accident

Keynote & Workshop Topics



Video Experience


Mike Staver is the author of "Leadership Isn't for Cowards" and an internationally respected speaker, author, and coach. Mike takes noisy, often complex, leadership content and makes it immediately useful, digestible, and entertaining.

In all Mike's work, the goal is simple - helping leaders perform better and live better lives. To accomplish this, Mike uses counterintuitive perspectives, a storytelling style, and entertaining delivery that makes the often-challenging realities of work and life easier to absorb and put into practice. 

Mike has degrees in Business Administration and Counseling Psychology. He is a Certified Speaking Professional and in 2022, was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame. Companies from Federal Express to Miracle Ear to Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and the Mayo Clinic have repeatedly invited him to contribute to the development of their leaders. 

Mike architected a training program ranked #1 by Training magazine on their 2018 Training Top 125 List, which recognizes organizations with the most successful learning and development programs in the world. That same program joined the Training Magazine Hall of Fame in 2019.

In the last 30 years, Mike has influenced over 200,000 people in ways that have not only transformed thinking and action but improved results. His message is grounded in the belief that leadership is about influence regardless of position, title, or power. 

There's more, but frankly ... while all of that took a lot of work, the real work has been hard earned over the last 30 years in the trenches of businesses from healthcare to high-end security and guiding clients through a multitude of business struggles. Mike has seen it all and used those experiences to help others build better lives and careers.



"Agents loved it, staff loved it and my leadership loved it. Rare to have a presentation that speaks to them all. I spent the rest of the day fielding calls from several agents (top producers) with renewed energy and focus.

Patrick D. 

Era Lambro Real Estate

“If you want your audience to leave the room inspired, with a smile on their face, a tear in their eye, and actionable insight into their life, job, and relationships, Mike Staver is your guy.”

Rosey K. 

Long Companies

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