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R. Michael Anderson    

Founder, The Executive JOY Institute - Developing Authentic Happiness in Leaders

Michael Anderson, M.B.A., M.A., founder of The Executive JOY Institute, specializes in leading competitive, driven people through the same transformation that he’s been through, bringing joy and happiness into their lives.

By the age of thirty-five Michael had played professional basketball (yes, he’s really six-foot nine!), founded three international software companies and partied at the Playboy Mansion—but he simply wasn’t happy. Hard drugs, alcohol, a divorce and a nasty lawsuit brought him to a low point. A quest for change included earning a master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology from the prestigious University of Santa Monica.

Michael founded The Executive JOY Institute to teach others the same real-life tools he used to change his own life. Through speaking, writing, radio shows, and video blogs, he elevates competitive, driven people, teaching them to live happier, more authentic and fulfilled lives and showing them how to reduce stress, overcome self-limiting beliefs and improve relationships.

His book The Experiment: Discover a Revolutionary Way to Manage Stress and Achieve Work-Life Balance is an Amazon #1 Bestselling Book in the “Creativity” and “Business Leadership Training” categories.

Michael has taught leaders around the world, from Panama to the Philippines to Australia and Mexico, and has worked with a broad range of clients, including Microsoft, SAP, Stanford University, Vistage, Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and Entrepreneurs Organization (EO).

Michael’s Career Highlights * International M.B.A. (including study in Budapest and London) * M.A. in Spiritual Psychology with a focus on Conscious Health and Healing * Played professional basketball * CFO of an international medical company by age 25 * Founded four successful companies since 2005, one with headquarters in Singapore * Has lived and worked in six different countries * His companies were on Inc. 500|5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies for two consecutive years * His companies are frequently on the San Diego Best Places to Work lists (#2 in 2012) * Twice nominated for Most Admired CEO in San Diego * Winner of Social Entrepreneur of the Year in San Diego

Speech Topics


How Integrity and Alignment Create a Leader People Naturally Follow

Best Audience: Leaders wanting to embrace and enhance their natural leadership ability.

Have you ever seen a leader whom people naturally follow? Do you want to learn their secrets?

Authenticity through internal alignment and personal integrity give people the confidence to step up and lead in any situation. These traits are available to all of us; you simply have to recognize what you already have within you and learn to start trusting it. Learn how a small shift in thinking can bring huge results.

  • Gain the TRUST & RESPECT of your team
  • Be POSITIVE & CONFIDENT in every situation, even difficult ones
  • Get PRODUCTIVITY & RESULTS with less effort

You’ll learn a new, natural and easy way to carry yourself, one that draws people to your leadership and leads to higher performance—with less stress and anxiety.

Available formats: * 30 to 60 minute keynote * Small Group Facilitation * Two Hour to Two Day Workshop * Webinar / online


Get the Inside Secret of Embracing Change and Reach Your Massive Potential

Best Audience: Groups seeking enhanced creativity, motivation, inspiration—and the tools to manage the transformative change that comes along with them.

Are you living up to your potential? Staring squarely at the challenges in your life?

Dealing with change—in your career, relationships, health or personal life—and shifting to new ways of thinking can be difficult. But the difference between changing and not changing is the difference between success and failure. Play BIG! Learn the secrets behind your procrastination and resistance to change. Discover how to overcome what’s holding you back—and triumph in life. Attendees will learn to:

  • Move from Procrastination to ACTION
  • Transform Anxiety into EXCITEMENT
  • Overcome Fear & embrace CONFIDENCE

We all have tremendous power inside us. This session is designed to you engage with your potential start sharing it with the world.

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Available formats: * 30 to 60 minute keynote * Small Group Facilitation * Two Hour to Two Day Workshop * Webinar / online


The Executive’s Guide to Authentic Happiness and Lasting Fulfillment

Best Audience: Entrepreneurs, executives and business owners seeking powerful and uplifting strategies for enriching their personal lives and their businesses.

Business success does not always equate to life success. If you’ve been asking yourself, “Is this as good as it gets?” then it’s time to try something new.

The same skills that help us become successful at work – intense drive, a win-at-all-costs attitude – can hinder us in our personal lives. Beyond Success reveals the key psychological principles that can help us lead happy, fulfilled lives and become even more successful at work.

Attendees will learn tools to help them:

  • Overcome STRESS and ANXIETY
  • Take back CONTROL of their LIVES
  • Find authentic, lasting HAPPINESS

We all have some happiness in our lives, but there is a whole other level that we can reach. Learn to connect to your true, deep, lasting joy and live a fulfilled, contented life. Invest in the relationship that matters most in life – the one you have with yourself.

Available formats: * 30 to 60 minute keynote * Small Group Facilitation * Two Hour to Two Day Workshop * Webinar / online


Follow Your Soul to your Purpose and a Connected, Elevated Life

Best Audience: Courageous groups ready for truly life-changing content with a spiritual, uplifting message.

“Why are we here?” “What is my purpose?” “Why do things happen the way they do?”

These are the BIG questions in life. In The Conscious Businessperson we explore them in depth, along the way learning how to apply unique and powerful principles of Spiritual Psychology to transform our everyday lives.

Attendees will:

  • Understand on a profound level why change happens in life
  • Build a spiritual toolkit for use in any situation
  • Learn how to discover their souls’ purpose—and how to live it

This session teaches us the power of embracing life to the full. We learn to view it through the lens of true love and compassion, with gratitude and acceptance. It is for fearless souls ready to welcome powerful change into their lives.

While this presentation freely talks about spirituality, it is, however, “religion neutral.” No specific religions are mentioned in the presentation, unless by invitation from the meeting organizer. This program is only right for certain audiences. Contact Michael for further information.

\Available formats: * 30 to 60 minute keynote * Small Group Facilitation * Two Hour to Two Day Workshop * Webinar / online

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