• Michael Veltri - The Mushin Way to Peak Performance
  • Have you become “successfully miserable”?  Are you caught in a “success trap” where yesterday’s major achievements are today’s performance standards and continued success is the expectation — not the exception?  And are you “rewarded” for your hard work with a distracting and never-ending to-do list resulting in tension, conflict, and confrontation?

    In his Nationwide Bestseller, Michael Veltri introduces readers to The Mushin Way, (pronounced Moosheen) a pioneering new system for making better decisions to  achieve a level of peak performance with balance.  Not burnout.  

    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 that leads to peak performance.  Surprisingly simple and eminently effective, Veltri's approach has impacted some of the world’s most prolific organizations, brands, and leaders.

    Written for leaders, executives, entrepreneurs, and professionals across all industries, this book equips readers with: 

    • Practical exercises to unlearn a lifetime of unproductive and reactionary responses to threats, conflicts, and challenges and replace them with techniques that de-escalate, clarify, and resolve situations.  
    • Simple and effective steps that teach you how to receive a 20% raise at work. Or the courage and strategy to leave your dead-end job and create the vocation of your dreams.
    • Relevant and retainable tools and techniques to make better decisions when the pace is fast, the stakes are high, and the outcome unclear.
    • The confidence, knowhow, and WHY it is so important to your continued success to create an empowering “third place”.  
    • Actionable steps to move challenging business and personal projects forward to completion with velocity.

    Michael's Nationwide Bestseller will help you topple competitors, fuel growth, and embrace change. These strategies have shaped history and now can be deployed for your own success.  Awe-inspiring and energizing; practical and memorable, you’ll learn tools and techniques to achieve unprecedented results in business and life.

  • Reviews of The Mushin Way to Peak Performance

    “Michael Veltri teaches entrepreneurs how to win the losing battle against distractions and attain clarity in their business and personal life. The Mushin Way to Peak Performance is a fun, fascinating read that will free you from being ‘successfully miserable’ and get you back to loving what you do.”

    — Josh Linkner, New York Times bestselling author, cofounder and chairman, Fuel Leadership; founding partner, Detroit Venture Partners

    ”In my life, there’s been nothing more clarifying than violence. Not random violence, but the focused, controlled study of martial arts. In martial arts, the truth finds you. Michael Veltri has been studying martial arts for decades, and distills its most important and crucial lessons into easy to understand exercises that can be applied to business and life. Read this book and you won’t have to get punched in the face to apply the lessons of martial arts to your life.”

    — Tucker Max, #1 New York Times bestselling author, cofounder of Book in a Box

    ”In navigating through volatile, uncertain, chaotic, and ambiguous environments, The Mushin Way to Peak Performance teaches readers to successfully balance competing priorities. Michael Veltri’s steps toward clarity offer a path to success in life and business.”

    — Colonel Michael Callender, United States Air Force

    ”In this remarkable book, Michael Veltri explains how the principles of the martial art of aikido help you move through life—not physical combat but business interactions, emotional conflict, and managing the crush of a complex, hard-charging world on a busy individual. Veltri has packed a lot of wisdom into an engaging volume full of stories and anecdotes that make The Mushin Way to Peak Performance a pleasure to read as it teaches the art of living and doing business like a samurai.”

    — Ben Wittes, Editor in Chief, Lawfare, Washington Journalist, and National Security Legal Analyst

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    Michael Veltri is a top-rated business leadership keynote speaker with an exclusive system for making better decisions to achieve peak performance in business and life. In addition to keynote speaking, Michael is a Nationwide Bestselling author, business consultant, and leadership expert for elite organizations such as the Central Intelligence Agency and many Fortune 500 companies. As a professional athlete, battle-hardened C-Suite executive, and cancer survivor, Michael shares his message of resilience and indomitable spirit with audiences worldwide.

    The ideal intersection between motivation and practicality, Veltri creates dynamic, must-attend keynote speeches and workshops that masterfully fuse inspiring wisdom with results-based practical knowledge. The outcome: Your audience will be educated and inspired to make better decisions and to achieve peak performance in any situation.

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  • “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!"

    Tammie Wallace, Director of Business Development, Four Seasons

  • Michael has delivered hundreds of inspiring keynote speeches to industry leading organizations.