Michael Veltri

Leadership expert, nationwide bestselling author, & top-rated keynote speaker on a mission to fuel-inject leadership, business performance, and growth through better decision-making skills.

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  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurism
  • Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Sales
  • Financial Services

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Michael Veltri is a leadership expert, battle-hardened business executive, and Nationwide Bestselling author. Recognizing that success in business and life is created by the daily decisions we make, Michael elevates teams, fuel-injects leadership, and improves business performance through better decision-making practices.

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 exponential leadership growth and peak performance with balance, not burnout. Simple, elegant, and effective, Michael’s approach has positively impacted some of the world’s most successful organizations, brands, and leaders.

Michael is also a cancer survivor, decorated U.S. Marine veteran, and master-instructor in classical Japanese martial arts. He brings his business savvy, martial arts discipline, and Marine Corps leadership to every keynote speech inspiring, motivating, and educating audiences worldwide.


Format: ​45 – 60 minute customized keynote

This program is perfect for:

  • ​C-Suite Executives
  • Senior Leaders

The audience will 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;

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.  

Ultimately, senior executives will discover how to drive transformational change across their organization when the stakes are high, the pace is fast, and the outcomes are unclear.


Format: ​45 – 60 minute customized keynote

This program is perfect for:

  • Sales teams across all industries;
  • Quarterly, Semi-Annual, or Annual sales kickoff meetings;

The audience will 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;

​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.


Format: ​45 – 60 minute customized keynote

This program is perfect for:

  • ​Leaders across all industries;
  • Managers of all levels;

The audience will learn to:

  • ​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”;

​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.

Thoughtful leadership has become more difficult than ever. Let Michael Veltri decode the complex web of competing ideas so your leadership impact can soar.


Format: ​45 – 60 minute customized keynote

This program is perfect for:

  • ​HR Executives across all industries;
  • Hiring managers looking to attract and retain top talent;

The audience will 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;

​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.

It’s been said that, “Your culture IS your business.”  Walk away energized and refreshed with a bold new way to elevate culture and performance.