Michael W

I am your “Inspirational Leadership Catalyst”

I will educate you, entertain you, inspire you, and give you a positive call-for-action before I leave the room.

I'm the President and Founder of Leadership Excellence International, USA, established in 1995. I served 26 years in the United States Air Force and a Viet Nam War Veteran who completed my career by teaching Total Quality Management and Leadership at the United States Air Force Academy. I was selected as the Best Senior Enlisted Leader in the Pacific Air Force in 1986 and nominated for the Air Force’s Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award four years in a row. My 50 years of hands-on leadership experience has enabled me to write six books, including my Best Seller, “Lead Yourself First,” which was endorsed by Brian Tracy.

STOP Losing Employees! Poor leadership skills drive employees away - it is a documented fact
Every day 1000's of competent technicians and service providers are promoted into Leadership positions, and they turn into "Darth-Vader-like" micro-managers... and it is not their fault. Many companies promote people without giving them adequate Leadership training. They need leadership skills to propel them to a career of leadership success.

*** With over 30 years experience in Steel Mill, Transportation (Buses, Trains, and Planes), Military, and Manufacturing industries, training and mentoring leaders of international companies to improve their Leadership skills and Organizational Excellence.***
I am delivering enlightening public and in-house presentations and training to global companies like AMD, Intel, Shell Bruni, Arkansas Steel, Triumph Motorcycles, Boston Scientific, Irkut Aviation, European Business Association, WIPRO, Ukraine Lean Forum, October Railroad, Continental Tires, and many more, in 18 different countries across several different cultures.

I have been a Rotarian for 20 years and am currently a Toastmaster in four different clubs in four countries. I'm an active member of the Malaysian Association of Professional Speakers (MAPS) and the Virtual Speakers Association International (VSAI). I have given inspirational keynote speeches at conferences of all sizes, from 1000 people at the International East-West Women’s Conference to 25 corporate executives at the Ukraine CEO Club.

My passion is helping others get what they want out of life! I do this by helping people in three spheres of their life.
- We need new dynamic leaders who can lead themselves first and then lead employees who want to follow and not leave the company. You need them, and I can train them..
- We need senior Leaders and organizations who are prepared to handle Crisis Management. You need them, and I can train them..
- We need to help organizations understand that being senior-aged is not a restriction to being a leader in their company or organization, regardless of size. They still have value!

My inspiring life lessons: 1. Never ask someone to do something you are not willing to do yourself. 2. If the Leader takes care of the people, the people will take care of the process. 3. Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude.

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Michael, thank you very much for making the commitment to come and be part of a Goal Setting Workshop. I very much appreciate your confidence in me and am grateful for the opportunity to share some of the lessons I've learned during my time in the SEAL Teams. All my best, JD

It’s always excellent working with Mike. He’s a team player.

Elevate.ac about listing Google Ads Program 4 months ago.

Michael's message was engaging because he delivered it with great energy and enthusiasm. What I loved most was leaving with practical advice for enriching my own life.

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