Meet Michael

Speaker. Facilitator. Consultant. Entrepreneur. Wizard.

Meet Michael

Michael is a highly effective facilitator, consultant and entrepreneur with two decades of experience in customer-centric businesses.

He is driven to share his passion and knowledge with other business owners to help them make the greatest positive impact on the world and build the life they have always envisioned. Michael’s unique approach combines his hands-on experience as a business founder and CEO with expert coaching and consulting skills to help entrepreneurs reach their goals faster and with less stress.

Our Partnership

Michael and his "non-sexual life partner" Mark created Business for Unicorns in 2016 and have since worked with clients like Sony Music, Sylvan Learning, as well as many of the leading fitness studios across the US and UK. They are also proud alumni speakers of TEDx Broadway.

In addition to their consulting and teaching through Business for Unicorns, Michael and Mark also co-founded Mark Fisher Fitness (MFF), one of the most successful gyms in the history of the fitness industry. MFF has two physical locations in Manhattan and was recognized as No. 312 on the 2015 Inc. 500 fastest-growing companies in America, as well as one of Men's Health's "Top 20 Gyms in America."

About Mark Fisher Fitness

With a reputation as the Broadway community’s fitness home of choice, MFF has been featured in Forbes, the New York Times, the New York Post, the Huffington Post and the Wall Street Journal, among others. MFF has made waves in the fitness industry for its unprecedented growth, industry-leading results and unique approach to culture. Living its mantra of “ridiculous humans, serious fitness,” MFF provides progressive training and nutrition protocols in a delivery system of subversive humor, fantastical imagery and outrageous antics. Michael and Mark also inexplicably talk about unicorns, call their clients ninjas and treat fun, community and personal growth as core values.

More About Michael

Prior to joining forces with Mark, Michael managed customer-centric teams throughout the U.S. for the world-class Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts. After pursuing his graduate studies at Drexel University in Arts Administration, he expanded his management skills to nonprofit business. Michael worked as a consultant for small to mid-sized performing arts organizations and the Pew Charitable Trusts on their national arts and culture initiative, The Cultural Data Project (now DataArts).

Michael is a Certified Life and Business Coach from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching and the Co-Founder and Board President of the NYC-based charity The Uprising, which is devoted to empowering people to become engaged and informed citizens. He is also a proud member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization.

For more about Michael’s current projects, visit any of the websites in the footer, watch his TEDx talk and read the latest Business for Unicorns blog posts below.

Episode 31: Stress Less, Accomplish More with Emily Fletcher

Emily Fletcher is the founder of Ziva, the creator of The Ziva Technique and regarded as a leading expert in meditation for high performance. Her debut book, Stress Less, Accomplish More was just published by HarperCollins on Feb, 2019.

Emily describes...
The Ziva Technique is a powerful trifecta of mindfulness, meditation and manifesting designed to unlock your full potential. It’s benefits include decreased stress, deeper sleep, improved immune function, increased productivity and extraordinary performance.

The New York Times, The Today Show, Vogue and ABC News have all featured Emily’s work. She’s been named one of the top 100 women in wellness to watch, has taught more than 15,000 students around the world and has spoken on meditation for performance at Google, Harvard Business School, Viacom, & Wanderlust. Ziva graduates include Oscar, Grammy, Tony & Emmy award winners, NBA players, Navy SEALs, Fortune 500 CEOs, busy parents and social entrepreneurs.

Episode 30: Money Matters with David Bach

David Bach is one of the most trusted financial experts and bestselling financial authors of our time. He has written nine consecutive New York Times bestsellers with over seven million copies in print, including two #1 New York Times bestsellers, The Automatic Millionaire and Start Late Finish Rich.

In addition to his books, David has impacted millions of people over the past two decades through his seminars, speeches, newsletters, and thousands of media appearances. He is also the cofounder of AE Wealth Management, regarded as one of America’s fastest-growing financial planning firms, and the founder of FinishRich Media, a website dedicated to revolutionizing the way people learn about money. Learn more at https://davidbach.com

Getting More Leads By Multiplying Your Clients: 4 Questions For Effective Referral Programs

We all know word of mouth from satisfied customers is the cheapest, easiest, and best way to grow your business. In fact, it’s not uncommon for a relatively new business owner to brag about “not doing any marketing.” And to be sure, organic growth from word of mouth...

Episode 29: Hiring & Managing Remote Workers with Nathan Hirsch

Nathan Hirsch is a serial entrepreneur and expert in remote hiring and eCommerce. He started his first eCommerce business out of his college dorm room and has sold over $30 million online. He is now the co-founder and CEO of FreeeUp.com, a marketplace that connects businesses with pre-vetted freelancers in eCommerce, digital marketing, and much more.

Episode 28: The Kitchen Table of Business with Marisa Ricciardi

Marisa has advised many venerable brands, including Goldman Sachs, Omnicom, Morgan Stanley and NYSE Euronext. She led NYSE Euronext through a dramatic brand transformation, retooling their listings franchise to become #1 in attracting technology IPOs.

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