Proven CEO, Experienced Entrepreneur, Bestselling Author, Martial Arts Expert

Michael Veltri

Fee Range

< $25,000

Travels From

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA

At a glance:

Michael Veltri is a leadership expert, battle-hardened business executive, and Nationwide Bestselling author. Michael elevates teams, fuel-injects leadership, and improves business performance through better decision-making practices.

Michael Veltri is a battle-hardened entrepreneur, bestselling author, and top rated business transformation keynote speaker. Recognizing that our successes, both organizationally and personally, are the culmination of our daily decisions, Veltri elevates organizations and improves lives through better decision-making practices.

From ancient Japanese warriors to brain science; from business titans to academic research, Michael tapped wide-ranging resources to develop a groundbreaking model for better decision making. Surprisingly simple and eminently effective, Veltri’s approach has impacted some of the world’s most prolific organizations, brands, and leaders.

Michael is also a cancer survivor, decorated Marine Corps veteran, and master-instructor in the Japanese martial art of Aikido. He brings his martial arts discipline and Marine Corps leadership to every keynote speech inspiring, motivating, and educating audiences worldwide.

  • Decision-Making Mastery: How to Deliver Stunning Bottom-Line Results

    Why do some executives fail while others thrive? Because the best C-suite executives have a decision making system to help them — and their teams — avoid and conquer common decision-making traps. From life or death decisions on the battlefield to the boardroom, Michael Veltri draws on his background as a battle-hardened business executive and decorated U.S. Marine veteran to teach CEOs and senior executives better decision-making skills that deliver stunning results. As a professional-level Japanese martial arts instructor, Veltri blends the fluid and flexible qualities of the martial arts with bleeding-edge business savvy to bring a completely fresh perspective on decision-making skills. His inspiring presentation delivers practical tools that can be used immediately to increase productivity and deliver bottom-line results.
  • Slaying the Sales Dragon: How to Crush the Top Line with Unprecedented Decision-Making Prowess

    Successful sales professionals, and their managers, are never satisfied. Yesterday’s major achievements are today’s performance standards, and surpassing quota is the expectation, not the exception. As old methods become commoditized and ineffective, new creative sales techniques are needed more than ever. Drawing inspiration from his knock-down-drag-out fight with cancer, nationwide bestselling author and multiple Diamond Club award-winning sales professional, Michael Veltri has created a new and powerful model of decision-making success that leads to unprecedented sales results. In his energizing and inspiring presentation, Michael teaches sales professionals how to surpass expectations — both their own and their organization’s — while crushing quota and slaying the sales dragon.
  • The Mushin Way: Achieve Peak Performance with Balance, Not Burnout

    (Perfect for HR Executives & Hiring Managers)

    With intense competitive pressure to attract and retain top talent, how can HR executives and business leaders hire the best and the brightest while ensuring their high potentials continue to excel without burning out? Drawing from his success as an HR consultant and executive recruiter for some of the world's top companies and brands, Michael Veltri answers these important questions and many more in his fresh, relevant, and timely talk. Based on his nationwide bestselling book, The Mushin Way to Peak Performance, Veltri takes the audience on an illuminating journey, showing how the Zen concept of mushin (moo-sheen) — meaning "no-mind" — helps achieve more with less, fuel growth, and maintain laser focus. Walk away energized, educated, and equipped with bold new tools and techniques to achieve unprecedented results with balance, not burnout. In this important keynote, Veltri helps HR executives, business leaders, and hiring managers learn to:

    • Build, motivate, and lead high-performing teams;
    • Learn 5 secret techniques used by Zen masters to increase performance, which can easily be adapted to your own organization;
    • Understand the most common reasons "high potentials" burn out;
    • Expand your ability to deal with ambiguity, change, and competing priorities;
    • Uncover best practices from a martial arts master's mentality: determination, flexibility, and resilience.
  • The 5 Decision-Making Secrets: Surprising, Unorthodox Approaches to Powerful Leadership Outcomes

    With the “speed of business” evolving at an exponential rate, the ability to make the right decision at the right time is paramount to the success of any organization. Windows of opportunity open, yet close even quicker in today’s 24/7 hyper-connected, hyper-distracted world. Truly responsible leadership is difficult, and management needs fresh and creative ideas to make the best decisions possible — especially when the pace is fast, the stakes are high, and the outcome unclear. Michael Veltri weighs in with new and unique perspectives on this critical leadership challenge. A highly successful serial entrepreneur, decorated U.S. Marine veteran, and battle-hardened business executive, Veltri shows leaders how to employ his simple and effective decision-making system.
  • The Mushin Way: Achieve Peak Performance with Balance, Not Burnout

    With intense competitive pressure to attract and retain top talent, how can HR executives and business leaders hire the best and the brightest while ensuring their high potentials continue to excel without burning out? Drawing from his success as an HR consultant and executive recruiter for some of the world’s top companies and brands, Michael Veltri answers these important questions and many more in his fresh, relevant, and timely talk. Based on his nationwide bestselling book, The Mushin Way to Peak Performance, Veltri takes the audience on an illuminating journey, showing how the Zen concept of mushin (moo-sheen) — meaning “no-mind” — helps achieve more with less, fuel growth, and maintain laser focus. Walk away energized, educated, and equipped with bold new tools and techniques to achieve unprecedented results with balance, not burnout.
Too many executives in the workplace today suffer from information overload, analysis paralysis, and death by a thousand initiatives. Our challenges today come from too much, too many, too fast, and too often -- not too few. So how do you find clarity in all this overload? Michael Veltri's keynotes offer a surprising new way to cut through the confusion, find the essentials, and make the decisions you need to make. You need to get him in talking to your executives today.

—Nick Morgan, Ph.D., CEO, Public Words, Author, Keynote Speaker, HBR & Forbes Blogger

Michael's talk was inspiring, yet loaded with practical tools we will begin to implement immediately. Simply put, it was one of the best talks I’ve ever heard.

—John A. Flasco, Senior Vice President, Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch

How Martial Arts Helped a Testicular Cancer Survivor

Michael Veltri has been teaching aikido in Washington, DC for 8 years, as the Chief instructor of Okinawa Aikikai, U.S. Dojos. He first began studying this Japanese martial art while stationed with the U.S. Marine ... Read more

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