Michael Veltri is a business transformation keynote speaker, Nationwide Bestselling author, and battle-hardened leadership expert with an exclusive system for achieving peak performance through better decision-making skills called The Mushin Way. The word "Mushin" (pronounced “moo-sheen”) means “no-mind” in Japanese, and Michael further defines it as no-distractions, no-fear, or clarity. Clarity to make the right decision at the right time ALL the time.

The ideal intersection between motivation and practicality, Veltri creates dynamic, must-attend keynote speeches, breakout sessions, and workshops that masterfully fuse inspiring wisdom with results-based practical knowledge. Your audience will be moved and inspired — as well as armed for decision-making battle — to achieve peak performance in any situation.

Michael Veltri Business Transformation Speaker

Michael teaches relevant and retainable tools and techniques by motivating, inspiring, and educating audiences worldwide.  He draws from his unique background and unparalleled qualifications to deliver high-energy, highly impactful keynote speeches:

  • Leadership Expert and Fortune 500 Consultant for Top Organizations — From Samsung Business to the CIA;
  • Managing Partner of the Executive Search Firm, InterSearch, with Proven C-Suite Experience Working with Multi-National Companies;
  • Three­-Time Entrepreneur — Serving as Founder and CEO of Each Successful Start­up;
  • Nationwide Bestselling Author of the critically acclaimed business book, The Mushin Way to Peak Performance:  The Path to Productivity, Balance, and Success, Published by Wiley & Sons
  • Cancer Survivor Sharing his Message of Resilience and Indomitable Spirit with Audiences Worldwide;
  • Decorated U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Teaching Leaders How to Create Organizational Esprit de Corp, Teamwork, and Unprecedented Business Results;
  • Master Instructor in the Japanese Martial Art of  Aikido and Zen Adept Having Trained in Japan for 10­ Years;

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"Michael brings an appreciation for, and deep understanding of, time-proven Eastern principles, which while springing from a martial arts and military context, are truly applicable to all business and life matters. Coupled with his own experiences facing and defeating very real adversity — on the battlefield and in the boardroom — his keynote speeches guide, teach, and influence audiences to improve their business and personal lives. Michael’s capabilities are very much aligned with the concept of AGATSU, or “victory over self,” and his keynote learning steps have allowed me and my team to ascend to a higher level of performance and fulfillment.”

Jonathan Ross, Management & Communications Consultant, Black Rock Consulting




With 20+ years as an active CEO, he’s a proven business leader with deep real-world experience.  Audiences will easily relate to Michael's substance, experience, and depth.


Michael’s talks are interactive, entertaining, and educational.  Your audience will be fully engaged and "leaning in" from start to finish!


As a successful serial entrepreneur, Master-Instructor in the Japanese martial art of Aikido, cancer survivor, and decorated Marine Corps veteran, Michael brings fresh, compelling, and unique ideas to all his talks.


Your audience will leave with practical knowledge and real takeaway value:  Meaningful tools, frameworks, and techniques that can immediately be applied to real-world challenges.


Michael’s enthusiasm,  energy, and one-of-a-kind motivation is infectious!  Attendees will depart inspired, energized, and ready to reach new levels of business and personal success.


Michael's talks are visually stunning.  You won’t see text-heavy slides. Instead, audiences are dazzled with integrated high-resolution photography, energizing HD video clips, and gorgeous visual transitions.


Michael delivers real value through rich storytelling.  Audiences do not remember or retain boring professional directives.  Emotionally-charged stories help the audience retain key points while enjoying a highly captivating experience.


Michael is professional, accommodating, and easy to work with at every step. His martial arts discipline and Marine Corps leadership ensure your event is drama-free and a huge success.


Michael takes the time to learn about your organization, audience, and key objectives.  His presentation will be relevant, relatable, and customized to your specific needs.


Your audience will be armed and equipped with practical decision-making tools to achieve an unprecedented level of peak performance in business and life.  Michael loves what he does and is committed to your event's success!

Business Transformation Keynote Topic & Benefits

Today’s senior executives are not tasked with maintaining the status quo. They are responsible for defining and driving transformational change — while simultaneously achieving growth targets, meeting performance goals, and aligning on-the-ground activities with “big picture” organizational strategy. So why do some executives fail while others thrive? Because the best C-suite executives have a decision making system to help them — and their teams — avoid and conquer common decision-making traps. From life or death decisions on the battlefield to the boardroom, 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. In this Business Transformation Keynote Event, Michael empowers senior leaders with the insights and approaches they need 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;

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


“Michael, thank you for making our annual Leadership Conference a huge success!  I also really appreciated how you tailored your message to the audience from the discussions in the weeks prior to the program.  I still have people coming up to me commenting on your thoughtful, entertaining, and memorable ‘Pearls of Wisdom” — great job!”

Maria Brennan, President & CEO, Women in Cable Telecommunications

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