Mike Hourigan is a spellbinding storyteller with a message that just might change your life! As a speaker, he is known for the savvy real-world wisdom he brings to corporate and association audiences. As an energetic keynoter, he delivers stimulating, fast-paced, humorous programs overflowing with relevant ideas.
As a stirring breakout speaker he unravels complicated principles and distills them down to valid, workable solutions to be used immediately. One meeting planner described one of Mike’s programs this way: “Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! I plan to put everything I learned into practice as soon as I get back to work, if not sooner!” –Society of Insurance Licensing Association
Mike Hourigan provides a vivid way of framing strategies to make them stick like glue. Mike challenges audience members – at all levels – to adapt to the dynamics of change through his highly crafted programs on leadership, employee retention, negotiation, sales, and communication skills.
Before becoming a professional speaker, author and consultant, Mike enjoyed a successful career in corporate America. He started his career as a territory manager with Cargill Incorporated and was quickly promoted after his sales generated enough business to build a new manufacturing facility. As National Sales Manager with Olympus Corporation, he hired and trained a national sales force. He ended his corporate career as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for PAT Equipment Corporation.
He has co-authored three books including "Riding the Waves Without Getting Wet: A Journey to Leadership, The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus," and "Motivational Selling."
Audiences say his honest humor and exuberance for life find a way of impacting everyone and leaving them with a willingness to confront the important issues and laugh at the less important ones. Meeting planners agree you will appreciate Mike Hourigan’s passionate perspective, energetic eloquence, and genuine concern for his audience. The American Cancer Society said, “We could not expect more from a speaker.”
- Riding the Waves Without Getting Wet: How to Manage Change in Today's Workplace
- How to Say “No!” to Stress and Avoid Burnout
- What Does Change Have to Do with Sales? (popular)
- Let’s Not Split the Difference: How to Get What You Want Through Negotiation
- The Hiring Economy: How to Avoid Investing in the Wrong Sales Person
- Taking the “Cuss” out of Customer Service
- Leadership Dexterity: The Art and Science of Leadership
- Teamwork is More than Just Hats & T-Shirts: How to Inspire Commitment, Teamwork, and Cooperation
- Recruiting, Interviewing & Keeping Great People Today
- Communication: It’s Not Part of It – It’s All of It
Change, Communication, Stress, Leadership, Negotiation, Employee Retention
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$7,500 - $9,999
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"I would like to thank you for the dynamic role you played in our National Accounts Underwriting leadership event on November 3, 2010. The event was a success, and we’ve received extremely favorable feedback from our participants...a team that places a lot of value on concrete results. " - Aetna
"Mike did a wonderful job at the event and a great job before the event. His customization made it feel like this presentation was just for this group and it was specific to the theme. It was nice that someone who is funny, lively and interesting can also be informative and give good, useful information." - Pactiv
“Mike did a fantastic job as the keynote speaker for our conference... It was obvious Mike did his homework on our profession and he took great steps to connect with the participants by viewing the world form their perspective.” - American Association of Blood Banks
“Your session was a complete home-run for my evaluation. It was not only entertaining, but informative and concretely useful to the attendees.” - National Rural Electric Coop Association
“You captured the attention of this diverse audience, which included frontline nursing supervisors to environmental services up through our executive leaders including our Regional President. Your unique style and talent helped to intrigue this sometimes-tough audience.” - Novant Health System
“Our members loved your breakout presentation last year so much we were thrilled to have you come back as the general session speaker. Congratulations you scored the highest marks of any general session speaker we have had in our 14 year history.” - Society of Insurance Licensing Administrators