As a Program Development Manager, I am responsible for organizing a large conference and certification course for our company. One of my main tasks is lining up keynote speakers. As with any conference, it is very important to vary the course content and breakout sessions with levity, inspiration and humor to keep the audience engaged. Mike Staver delivered all of this and more. He is an outstanding speaker. His quick wit and humor were a refreshing break for the conference attendees. His interaction with the audience was powerful. Most of all, his message was both positive and impactful. Even though Mike is a power-house, I was most impressed by his gentleness and taking time to speak with most of the attendees. The feedback we received was that he was down-to-earth and inspired them to make some necessary changes both professionally and personally. The main message in this situation was that leaders need to be continually aware how they are impacting the peoples’ lives in their charge.
Even though the occupational background of our audience was very diverse, Mike was able to customize his presentation to both the audience and the industry. A lot of speakers are entertaining but Mike is unique in that he also successfully garners audience participation which encourages them to listen and learn.
I would highly recommend Mike Staver for any speaking engagement.
Program Development Manager
The David Corey Company, Inc.
Mike Staver is the kind of coach/advisor that you can count on to tell it like it is, encourage you to take action, then hold you accountable for results. He has been exactly what I’ve needed in this stage of the growth of dotloop. I strongly recommend him to those who are serious about results.
Mike has been my coach for over four years, and I couldn’t be happier with the experience. Of course he gives great advice, but he will also hold my feet to the fire (can I say “kick my butt”?) even when I wish he wouldn’t! He’s funny, smart and compassionate. I truly couldn’t ask for a better coach.
We hired Mike to both present at a meeting of 170 of our organization’s top leaders, and to coach three directors in particular in preparation for their presentations at the same meeting. Mike’s presentation to our group was phenomenal. Equally impressive was his coaching, which set our three directors up for success. The key to his success was in his coaching style. He was exceptional at listening to our presenters’ goals, drawing out their key themes by asking the critical questions, and understanding the strengths of each presenter so that he could offer recommendations to enhance each one’s presentation style. The result was three engaging, emotional, powerful segments that drove home our presenters’ key messages. Those segments, along with Mike’s keynote, was part of what made our meeting not only successful, but also memorable.
If you’re serious about growth and significant development, hire Mike Staver. If you aren’t ready to do the work, I mean really do the work, then don’t hire Mike Staver.
Leo R. Ardine
United Teletech Financial, a Federal Credit Union
I wanted to make sure I sent a note to let you know what a great response I received from your presentation at our event. Please know the content as well as the entertainment/laughter factor achieved the mark, and all were very happy with the outcome of the event. Everyone I talked to said you were spot on, and many felt they learned a great deal from your talk. All felt like your presentation was the perfect thing at the perfect time.
We would like to use you again in the future, if that is any indication of how well received you were.
Smith's Food and Drug (A Division of Kroger)
90 Days to Courageous Leadership has been a real wake-up call for me. I am now in the position of being that “influential person” in other people’s lives. I appreciate your emphasis on core values, and understanding how my values affect my leadership and managerial capability. Thank you for taking it down to basics and reality. I juggle my days between a small business manufacturing and retail store and being mayor for a rural community of 550 people. “Leadership Isn’t For Cowards” was a must read for me when I saw it.
Pinewood Cottage Furniture Art & Craft Store
“The best speaker we’ve ever had!” That was the comment I heard repeatedly after Mike Staver spoke at our Leadership Development Institute (LDI). Mike was humorous, engaging, and more importantly, inspiring. His message on courageous leadership has sparked hallway discussions, creative ideas, and new interest in attending the LDIs. That’s quite an accomplishment, given that the audience consisted of seasoned, senior leaders who can be tough to impress. “Awesome presentation! Thank you for investing in Mike for us!” Their words, not mine – recognizing and appreciating the value Mike brought to us, and recognizing our investment in our employees. I couldn’t have envisioned a better response. Thanks to Mike and his team, my team looked great!
Training and Development Manager
We own several franchise businesses and hired Mike Staver to enhance our leadership skills, so we could use our operational expertise to be seen as industry pacesetters. We wanted to grow our business but needed to groom our replacements in order to focus more on strategic direction and business development. With Mike having a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in counseling psychology, he offers a unique skill set that pairs the needs of the business with the behavioral performance of its employees. In the two years we’ve been clients of The Staver Group, we adopted a set of Corporate Core Values so that every employee understands the vision and heartbeat of our business culture. This established a unified focus that guides our company’s collaborative efforts towards a common goal.
A Novel Idea, LLC
Auntie Anne's Pretzels
North Star Mall (Auntie Anne's), San Antonio TX
If you want your audience to leave the room inspired, with a smile on their face, a tear in their eye, and actionable insight to their life, job, and relationships, Mike Staver is your guy
I have worked with Mike on multiple projects with both of my companies over the last 10+ years and have recommended his services to countless peers. He has been a tremendous asset and has been able to provide extraordinary insight about my team, as well as provide valuable coaching to both my employees and myself. I would strongly recommend Mike’s services to anyone who is interested in taking their company or business to the next level.