Michael Anderson, M.B.A., M.A., founder of The Executive JOY Institute, specializes in leading competitive, driven people through the same transformation that he’s been through, bringing joy and happiness into their lives.
President, Board of Directors, Conscious Capitalism San Diego (2015)
Bestselling Author of The Experiment
Earned an International M.B.A. (including study in Budapest and London)
Holds a second Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology
Played semi-professional basketball
CFO of an international medical company by age 25
Founded four successful companies since 2005, one with headquarters in Singapore
Has lived and worked in six different countries
His companies were on Inc. 500|5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies for two consecutive years
His companies frequented the San Diego Best Places to Work lists (#2 in 2012)
Twice nominated for Most Admired CEO in San Diego
Winner of Social Entrepreneur of the Year in San Diego Michael founded The Executive JOY Institute to teach others the same real-life tools he used to change his own life.Through speaking, writing, radio shows, and video blogs, he elevates competitive, driven people, teaching them to live happier, more authentic and fulfilled lives and showing them how to reduce stress, overcome self-limiting beliefs and improve relationships.
By the age of thirty-five Michael had played professional basketball (yes, he’s really six-foot nine!), founded three international software companies and partied at the Playboy Mansion—but he simply wasn’t happy. Hard drugs, alcohol, a divorce and a nasty lawsuit brought him to a low point. A quest for change included earning a master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology from the prestigious University of Santa Monica.
Michael has taught leaders around the world, from Panama to the Philippines to Australia and Mexico, and has worked with a broad range of clients, including Microsoft, SAP, Stanford University, Vistage, Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and Entrepreneurs Organization (EO).
Michael’s Career Highlights
His book The Experiment: Discover a Revolutionary Way to Manage Stress and Achieve Work-Life Balance is an Amazon #1 Bestselling Book in the “Creativity” and “Business Leadership Training” categories.
What really makes his heart sing is spending time with the orphans of Baja, Mexico.