In the words of Best Selling Author Ken Blanchard, “Mike has a keen understanding of what will make companies tick in the future, it’s about maximizing the potential of your people, and it’s about winning.” Following hundreds of interviews with young managers, Mike Muetzel brings a new perspective as an expert in changing traditional leadership paradigms.
Mike has been featured in the national media as a contemporary management resource by The Associated Press, The Boston Globe, Opportunity World, Boardroom Magazine, Selling Power Magazine, Succeed Magazine, The Manager’s Intelligence Report, CBS Sportsline.com, Insight Magazine, The Arizona Republic, Careerbuilder.com, Pennsylvania Business Central, Canadian Manager Magazine, and Certified Management Accountants Magazine among others. He has had numerous articles published regarding evolving leadership techniques. In addition, he has been interviewed by Bloomberg Television (NY), Jim Blasingame, The IBM Small Business Advocate, The Geoff Metcalf Show, The Michael Dresser Show, and numerous network affiliates tapping into his solutions regarding the new generation of Human Capital Management. Mike is also the author of a Monthly Management Newsletter.
His prestigious client list includes, Motorola, the Federal Aviation Administration, AT&T Mobility, Time Warner, Toro U, Hilton Hotels, Fed Ex Freight, Keebler, Georgia Department of Labor, Yamaha Motor Corporation, Society of Human Resource Management, GCSAA, Silverton Bank, The Association for the Advancement of College Schools of Business, Purdue University Calumet School of Management, Leadership Atlanta, Kennesaw State University, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Martin Marietta, CES Inc, IGM, Wyndham Hotels & Vacation Ownership, Georgia Bankers Association, Citizens Trust Bank, ITODA, Georgia Society of CPAs, AGSA, MPI, Vistage, Pennsylvania Government Finance Officials Association, Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association, American College of Health Care Administrators, Greenwood Hospitality Group, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Center for Health Administration and Aging Servies Excellence, Club Managers Association of America and his work with the National Emerging Leadership Summit (Long Term Care in conjunction with GWU) in 2010,11,12,13,15,16. Mike has also conducted National Webinars for the American Society of Association Executive’s Center for Association Leadership and The HR Audio Hub.
Mike completed a national book signing tour, and is the only author in the United States with a senior level corporate background to specifically address Generation X Managers and employee retention/productivity in his book, They’re Not Aloof…Just Generation X, Unlock the Mysteries to Today’s Human Capital Management (Steel Bay Publishing).
Mike received his undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University in 1979, and his MBA from Kent State University in 1988, where he has been utilized as a speaker for incoming MBA students. Mike’s senior management experience includes sitting on the Executive Committee at Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation. He was recognized with the national Don Rossi Award by National Golf Course Owners Association and is a former member of the faculty at Clayton College and State University, School of Business in Atlanta, as well as a guest lecturer at Kennesaw State University and Georgia State University.
Mike's community service includes teaching classes at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, a Lay Preacher with Lutheran Mission Congregations, Former Chairman of the Board-American Youth Council, Board Member-Cypress Publications, and coaching lacrosse, Head Lacrosse Coach at Auburn. In 2007, US Lacrosse recognized Mike with the “Lacrosse Coach of the Year Award” for high school in Georgia. And in 2013, he was recognized as the SELC DI Coach of the Year, while Head Lacrosse Coach at Auburn.
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“Mike not only has a firm grasp of the latest, most relevant information about the changing demographics of the American workplace, but he shares it in a fashion that is captivating, memorable and actionable. I came away from a seminar he presented feeling both challenged by the new realities our organization faces trying to attract and retain younger workers, but hopeful that there are evidently ways to do so that we simply must learn and adopt.”
Keith R. Knapp, PhD, CNHA, CNA, Past Chair - ACHA American College of Health Care Administrators, Former CEO, Christian Care Communities, Associate Professor, Bellarmine University, 2016
"I have enjoyed working with Mike for over five years as a key and valued member of our team with the National Emerging Leadership Summit in affiliation with the George Washington University in Washington DC. Recently, we invited him to come to the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and he was very well received by all of our key stakeholders. He delivered a Leading the Next Generations workshop with our Board and the local Chamber followed by some time in a session with our students discussing their future managing and working with older generations, both groups had great feedback.
Finishing up his day with us, he delivered a passionate customized keynote message for our Center for Health Administration and Aging Services Excellence Annual Banquet, which will be remembered for a long time. MIke has a unique gift to be able to connect with a variety of audiences in a meaningful way."
Dr. Douglas Olson, Director, Center for Health Administration and Aging Services Excellence, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire,
Founder National Emerging Leader Summit, 2016
"Mike was a compelling speaker with a dynamic style of presentation. He challenged our norms and required us to think about the changing profile and attitude of today's workforce. Further, he offered insights into the solutions and changes necessary to successfully attract and retain qualified employees. Mike did extensive research on our group to ensure his presentation materials were customized to our core values and to our industry. I would highly recommend him."
William D. Kohl, Principal, Greenwood Hospitality Group, 2016
“When we asked Mike to address our 2016 conference on the subject of “Leading the Next Generations,” we knew he would have a big challenge. Ours is a diverse group with high expectations for the presenter. At this conference, we had six excellent programs and Mike’s scored the highest with a 4.6 out of 5. I can highly recommend Mike Muetzel for content AND style. Also, he is a true pleasure to work with!”
John Longstreet, President and CEO, Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association, 2016
“Mike, you nailed the presentation we asked you to provide. It was tailored to our combined group of managers and sales people and triggered conversations long after your presentation was over. The feedback we received after the meeting was nothing but positive! Your message coupled with your unique presentation style, energy and humor left an impression. Thanks again,
Jim Jahr – Helena Chemical Company
“Mike, you helped get us over a ‘mind-set’; know that now we are on a good path.”
Gary Bouch, Senior VP Operations, Fed Ex Freight
I have worked with Mike Muetzel several times with several different clients. Mike was so easy to work with and delivered more than we expected. He forms a quick and easy rapport with the audience, which generates a great atmosphere for working together, sharing the information and creating a great atmosphere for discussion. All of the clients were very pleased, laughed and learned a great deal, as well.
R. Keith McNally
Independent Meeting Planner