Speaker Profile

Michael Margolis
Chief Talent Officer / Extreme Reach

Michael Margolis, CEO of Get Storied, is a leading voice in the world of entrepreneurial storytelling. Over the last 15 years, he’s advised leading icons of Silicon Valley, corporate innovation and global change on how to tell better narratives. Mr. Margolis is a story coach to leaders at Google, NASA, Deloitte, Facebook, Greenpeace and hundreds of future-forward organizations, big and small. An anthropologist by training and entrepreneur by trade, he translates timeless truths into today’s context. As the dean of StoryU, Michael produces popular online courses on storytelling for innovation design, change adoption and personal branding. A pioneer in the field since 2002, he speaks regularly at venues including TEDx, SXSW and Zappos, and is an instructor for NASDAQ, General Assembly and UNSW Business School. Michael is the author of a #1 Amazon best-selling book and is the go-to storytelling trainer for Kauffman Fellows, the world’s top leadership program for venture investors. His work and ideas have been featured in Fast Company, TIME, and Inc. Magazine, among others. Raised in Switzerland and Los Angeles, Michael now teaches across four continents and 12 countries. You can find him on twitter @getstoried, where he engages daily with a quarter-million fans.