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Mike Jaffe    

Founder & President of SAVIA Leadership

Mike Jaffe is a nationally recognized speaker, leadership development expert, executive coach, and author of "WAKE UP! Your Life is Calling". Why settle for FINE when so much more is possible? Jaffe has appeared as a featured expert on CNN, Fox News, and New England Cable News and has been published and quoted in the Wall Street Journal, MSN, US News & World Report, Crain’s NY Business, Entrepreneur Magazine Radio, and other national and regional media outlets.

As a 9/11 survivor who has transformed his life, Jaffe serves as The Human WakeUp Call® by using his own brush with tragedy as a message of self-discovery and empowerment. As a result of his own WakeUp Call®, Jaffe radically changed direction in his career, leaving a secure corporate job in Manhattan and reinventing himself as an entrepreneur. He founded SAVIA Leadership, a global leadership development firm that Transforms the Human Side of Leadership™ through conscious communication, experiential learning, and transformational conversations. Jaffe is committed to championing programs that bring perspective, tools, and support to the workplace, enabling increased professional success and accountability and a better quality of life.

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In his latest keynote, Mike shares some of his ‘moments of truth and the amazing realizations he had due to these storms. In today’s climate, hinging on both the uncertainty and opportunity of COVID-19 and the Social Justice Movement, the world demands that we think and lead differently. Mike can connect his experiences with the current situation to help participants reassess their unspoken assumptions, engage in a new mindset, and navigate this time of rapid change.

Wake Up and Live Powerfully: Turn Your Intentions Into Action

Designed to challenge unspoken assumptions and limitations, Mike’s keynote provides participants with a roadmap for making real, lasting change in their lives and businesses. In 45-75 minutes, Mike shares his experience as a 9/11 survivor, the amazing realizations that he had as a result of that day, and how it lead him to a happier life. He highlights the distinctions of having a vision, knowing your “Why”, taking consistent action, and the importance of falling down! He demonstrates how nothing extraordinary has ever happened by staying comfortable.

He skillfully asks the audience to consider, “What would happen if we traded Comfort for Courage? Obstacles for Opportunity? Circumstances for Possibility?”

Using the power of humor, insightful stories, and practical tools, Mike touches the hearts and minds of a wide variety of audiences, rallying participants into empowered action with life­-changing results. Audience members experience an astonishing shift in perspective accompanied by a sense of urgency that will sustain their ongoing actions. The results are powerful, as each person discovers a very powerful truth: anyone can create a new future starting today.

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