Michael Veltri

Michael Veltri is a battle-hardened entrepreneur, bestselling author, and business transformation keynote speaker on a mission to teach successful professionals better decision-making skills to achieve peak performance with balance — not burnout.
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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. You’ll learn to:

  • Master the 5 most powerful decision-making solutions that you’ve never heard of;
  • Build a culture that celebrates fresh thinking and embraces new decision-making ideas;
  • Implement better decision-making skills on a daily basis across all business activities and roles;
  • Avoid the 5 biggest decision-making traps that kill successful organizations;
  • Apply best decision-making practices from successful companies worldwide

    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. You’ll learn:

  • 5 simple and effective decision-making tools to boost sales;
  • What’s truly behind objections — and how to conquer them;
  • How to create a culture of achievement and sales excellence;
  • How the “3 x 15 Decision-Making Rule” can double sales;
  • How to break free from historical decision-making bias in your sales process

    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. This presentation will help leaders and managers of all levels:

  • Develop unprecedented decision-making prowess to attack business problems of all sizes;
  • Uncover 5 fresh decision-making tools to evolve your leadership to the next level;
  • Authentically express your leadership to fuel-inject business results;
  • Avoid the 5 biggest leadership traps;
  • Silence internal and external distractions to strengthen your “leadership muscle”

    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
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    Michael Veltri is a battle-hardened entrepreneur, bestselling author, and top-rated business keynote speaker on a mission to teach successful professionals better decision-making skills to achieve peak performance with balance -- not burnout. 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 disciple and Marine Corps leadership to every business keynote speech inspiring, motivating, and educating audiences worldwide.

    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 most prolific organizations, brands, and leaders worldwide.

    With every dynamic keynote delivery, Michael combines customization, motivation, and education to ensure your event is a HUGE success. The ideal intersection between inspiration and practicality, Michael creates dynamic, must-attend keynote speeches, breakout sessions, and workshops that masterfully fuse inspiring wisdom with results-based practical applications. The outcome: Your audience will be moved and inspired -- as well as armed for decision-making battle -- to achieve peak performance in any situation.

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    "Thanks so much for your inspiring talk to our senior leadership team. You really challenged us all to make big decisions. We will be using your 3x15 decision making solution at our next team meeting. Thanks again!”

    “Michael did a tremendous job! He really engaged the audience with his easy to implement steps to making better decisions. His keynote message resonated perfectly and was absolutely on target. Thank you for a successful event!”

    “Michael – I wanted to send you a quick note and thank you for your speech at our annual meeting. Your unique methodology on how to make better decisions was exactly what our organization needed to hear. The feedback I received from many participants was all positive and left us wanting more. Thank you again!”

    "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."
    --Merrill Lynch

    "Thank you so much Michael -- your talk was amazing! We are so excited to get back to the office and share the information we learned from your speech with our colleagues. I know it is going to impact our company's bottom line. Great job"

    “Michael, thank you so much for the wonderful keynote experience! You are so easy to work with and your talk was right on target with our event theme. All the participants are still raving about your fun and engaging delivery. Can’t wait to have you back!”
    --Four Seasons

    "It was wonderful meeting you and thank you so much for being a part of ASAE’s Five Star weekend! You are wonderful. It was a real pleasure working with you and I hope our paths cross again. I will pass along your kudos to the team. Appreciate your time, participation and the message you delivered."