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Michael Angelo Costa      

Decision-Making Expert & International Bestselling Author

America’s Decision-Making Expert Michael Angelo Costa is an international bestselling author, speaker, coach and consultant to some of the world’s leading organizations and individuals.

Michael has more than 33 years of international business experience as a lawyer, investment banker, and advisor working with C-suite executives and people in charge of highly impactful decisions. He held senior executive positions with two of the largest global investment banks and was a partner at one of the world’s largest advisory firms.

As a partner with Ernst & Young, Michael served in several leadership roles, including Chairman of the Capital Markets Think Tank. He left to join UBS, where he was co-head of the Global Structured Products Group. He returned to Ernst & Young and later joined Deutsche Bank as Managing Director. Michael also served as Special Counsel to the law firm of Miller & Chevalier.

In 2015, Michael published his first book, Never Be Wrong Again – Four Steps to Making Better Decisions In Work and In Life. The book became an instant bestseller in four countries and landed the #1 spot as a Hot New Release on Amazon. Michael now presents his thought-provoking decision-making formula to live audiences and appears on various media outlets as America’s leading expert on decision making.

America’s Decision Expert holds B.A., M.B.A., J.D., and LL.M Degrees.


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Speech Topics

Four steps to making better decisions in work and life

Empowering teams and individuals with a proven, successful process for decision making creates real results.

  • Solve the decision bottleneck to facilitate timely decisions
  • Improve team morale with a process everyone knows and trusts
  • Transform infighting into cohesive teams
  • Identify issues before they create costly problems
  • Increase performance by encouraging individuals to act

Smart People, Bad Choices

Why intelligent people make poor decisions

The Dance of Decision Making

To move forward, start backward

Ego, Expertise, Cocktail Napkins & Monopoly Money

Why so many mergers and acquisitions fail (and how to avoid making the same mistakes)

We’ve Always Done It That Way!

Rethinking the WHY

The Decision-Making Epidemic Hitting the Corporate World Hard

From old school companies to Silicon Valley, none are immune

Gut Check

The costly misstep most CEOs admit to making in critical decisions

Risky Business

What every entrepreneur needs to know to be and stay profitable

Never Be Wrong Again

The four keys to successful decisions in work and life

Host’s Choice

Michael can tailor his presentation to offer guidance on any decision-making topic facing your audience or organization

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