BORING KEYNOTES DON’T WORK

GIVE YOUR AUDIENCE A
LIFE-CHANGING
EXPERIENCE

AUTHORITY KILLS
APPROACHABILITY

Leaders have learned to put on masks in order to gain respect and authority. This outdated way of leadership causes others around them, individuals and teams, to put on their own masks.

90%

of industry leaders are wearing
a mask at work on a regular basis

*based on proprietary Mask Assessment data

ORGANIZATIONS THAT WEAR MASKS EXPERIENCE:

Inefficient use of resources

Politics and collaboration challenges

Talent attraction, development and retention issues

Sub optimized internal and external relationships

Blind spots and missed innovation opportunities

Learn how to lead Mask-Free to unlock the ultimate competitive advantage.          GET IN TOUCH

HI, I’M MICHAEL BRODY-WAITE

I learned everything about leadership by being a drug addict. One of the most important things I learned in my recovery is the 3 principles.

  • Practice Rigorous Authenticity
  • Surrender The Outcome
  • Do Uncomfortable Work

The 3 principles helped me advance in my career and build successful businesses, but it also helped me realize that authenticity and vulnerability is a great tool for leadership. I even wrote a book about it.

LEARN MORE

READ MY STORY

 

WAYS TO WORK WITH ME

KEYNOTE SPEAKING

Your audience will walk away with a dynamic, captivating conversation and the incredible competitive advantage of Mask-Free Living

Private Workshops

Michael’s half-day or full-day workshops will show your team the masks holding them back and HOW to remove them for success

CORPORATE COACHING

See the long-term impact Mask-Free leadership can have on your company through more intimate, prolonged coaching with Michael

Guest Appearances

From podcasts to television appearances and more, Michael would love to discuss how his Mask-Free message can help you

I have developed authentic leaders at some of the best companies and organizations in the world.

WHAT YOUR AUDIENCE WILL WALK AWAY WITH

Attendees Will:
  • Reclaim 25% of their time
  • Build stronger relationships and trust with others
  • Ask for help when needed
  • Increase energy and engagement
  • Improve confidence to have tough conversations

GREAT COMPANIES WANT AUTHENTIC LEADERS

I knew Michael would be a great speaker for our Collegiate Recovery Leadership Academy Summit because he has a unique perspective to share with the audience. He knew exactly how to connect with them, inspire them, and deliver a captivating message. We were engaged for the full hour and that's pretty impressive!

Samantha Forcum

National Director, SAFEProject Campuses

Michael was a hit breakout session during our event. Attendees absolutely loved his presentation and commented on the joy he brought to the participants. If you want your attendees to have a unique experience, I would highly recommend hiring Michael!"

James Richardson

Event and Experiential Producer, Google

We hired Michael as the opening keynote speaker for our Collegiate Recovery Leadership Academy Summit in Washington, DC. He brought energy and enthusiasm that was perfect for setting the tone for the rest of the weekend. If you want someone who can not only inspire but also connect on a real level with your audience, I highly recommend hiring Michael.

Hannah Fitzpatrick

Associate Director, SAFE Campuses

We laughed, we cried, but most importantly, Michael's workshop helped our team of senior leaders be fully vulnerable about our strengths, weaknesses, goals and fears. We feel closer and more equipped to share our struggles. There was clear takeaway on how to apply the workshop learnings back in our day to day work groups as well as personal lives. We appreciate that Michael customized our workshop and familiarized with the team members and group dynamics ahead of time.

Lisa Cohen Gevelber

VP of Global Marketing

After completing a merger worth $25.1 Billion, we selected Michael to be the keynote speaker for our first IT Division Leadership Summit of the new combined company. We wanted a dynamic speaker and we received just that with Michael! His story and delivery is so powerful. He gave our team a language to talk about topics we don't typically discuss that are holding us back from being more successful as a team and organization. I highly recommend Michael and have no doubt our team will use and talk about mask-free leadership long after this summit!

Guido Sacchi

EVP and Chief Information Officer

After hearing Michael's keynote at our first IT Division Leadership Summit, our leaders were buzzing! We feel the exponential impact this can have on our team and organization. Even our CIO took 15-minutes to discuss the masks he wears after hearing the presentation. It set the tone for kicking off our 2020 strategy! I highly recommend Michael if you are looking to inspire and engage your employees.

Thecia Hartman

Senior Program Manager and Chief of Staff to the CIO

IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE LONELY AT THE TOP

One day, during my time as a CEO, I got tough on one of my employees who reported to one of my leaders.

As soon as he left the room, I looked at one of my leaders and asked “Was I too tough on him?”

Most employees will agree with their leaders in fear of losing their job.

Luckily, I’ve created an environment where my team felt safe to tell me the truth, even if that meant I was wrong. He replied “You were too tough. That was NOT okay.” I asked him why and he did. It actually ended up unveiling something that I needed to work on.

I went and brought that employee back into the room with my leaders. With tears in my eyes, I apologized to him and I explained to him what was going through my head that caused me to say what I said, and that it had nothing to do with what he did.

A couple of days later, one of my leaders wrote me a card and it read:

“Every CEO makes that same mistake… but I don’t know any CEO that would do what you did next.”

This kind of vulnerability and authenticity is extremely rare in the leadership space, but it ended up helping me gain so much trust, love and respect not only from my leaders, but also from the employee. All because I was being vulnerable. I got an opportunity to grow because they didn’t just agree with me.

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