• Keynote Speaking with Michael Veltri at Express Ventura County
  • Decision-Making Master, Leadership Expert, & High-Impact Keynote Speaker

    As a top-rated business leadership keynote speaker, Michael Veltri delivers dynamic and actionable keynote speeches that create lasting results, fuel-inject leadership, and foster business transformation with audiences worldwide.

    The ideal intersection between educational and entertaining, Michael takes audiences on an impactful and energizing keynote journey, while equipping them with practical knowledge to grow as leaders and make better decisions in business and life.

  • "Transformative." "Eye-Opening."

  • These are some of the ways business professionals around the world describe Michael’s unique and unforgettable keynote speeches.

    Michael is passionate about helping people and organizations seize their full leadership potential through better decision-making skills. Consistently ranked as a top business leadership keynote speaker, he brings the perfect blend of high-energy performances with real-world experience and credibility. He not only inspires, but also moves audiences into action by offering practical knowledge and effective approaches to create better business outcomes.

  • Keynote Topics and Outcomes

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

    This 45 - 60 minute customized keynote is perfect for:
    • C-suite executives
    • Senior leaders in all industries

    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;

    Slaying The Sales Dragon: How To Crush The Top Line With Unprecedented Decision-Making Prowess

    This 45 - 60 minute customized keynote is perfect for:
    • Sales teams across all industries
    • Sales manager meetings (including sales kickoff events)

    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;

    The 5 Decision-Making Secrets: Surprising, Unorthodox Approaches To Powerful Leadership Outcomes

    This 45 - 60 minute customized keynote is perfect for:
    • Leaders in all industries
    • Managers of all levels

    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”;

    The Mushin Way: Achieve Peak Performance With Balance, Not Burnout

    This 45 - 60 minute customized keynote is perfect for:
    • HR executives in all industries
    • Hiring managers looking to attract & retain top talent

    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;

  • Testimonials

  • "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

  • The Top 10 Reasons Why Michael Is The Perfect Fit

    10. Relatable

    With 20+ years as an active CEO, he’s a proven business leader with deep real-world experience. Audiences will easily relate to Michael's substance, experience, and depth.

    9. Engaging

    Michael’s talks are interactive, entertaining, and educational. Your audience will be fully engaged and "leaning in" from start to finish!

    8. Unique

    As a successful serial entrepreneur, Master-Instructor in the Japanese martial art of Aikido, cancer survivor, and decorated Marine Corps veteran, Michael brings fresh, compelling, and unique ideas to all his talks.

    7. Practical

    Your audience will leave with practical knowledge and real takeaway value: Meaningful tools, frameworks, and techniques that can immediately be applied to real-world challenges.

    6. High-Energy / Inspiring

    Michael’s enthusiasm, energy, and one-of-a-kind motivation is infectious! Attendees will depart inspired, energized, and ready to reach new levels of business and personal success.

    5. Dazzling

    Michael's talks are visually stunning. You won’t see text-heavy slides. Instead, audiences are dazzled with integrated high-resolution photography, energizing HD video clips, and gorgeous visual transitions.

    4. Captivating

    Michael delivers real value through rich storytelling. Audiences do not remember or retain boring professional directives. Emotionally-charged stories help the audience retain key points while enjoying a highly captivating experience.

    3. Drama-Free

    Michael is professional, accommodating, and easy to work with at every step. His martial arts discipline and Marine Corps leadership ensure your event is drama-free and a huge success.

    2. Custom-Crafted

    Michael takes the time to learn about your organization, audience, and key objectives. His presentation will be relevant, relatable, and customized to your specific needs.

    1. High-Impact

    Your audience will be armed and equipped with practical decision-making tools to achieve an unprecedented level of peak performance in business and life. Michael loves what he does and is committed to your event's success!

  • Hire Michael to Motivate, Educate, and Transform Your Leaders, Teams, and Organization.

    Michael Veltri is a top-rated business leadership keynote speaker with an exclusive system for making better decisions to achieve unprecedented levels of success and peak performance in business and life.

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