Michael is a highly effective facilitator, consultant, and entrepreneur with two decades of experience in customer-centric businesses.
Michael and his “non-sexual life partner” Mark Fisher co-founded Mark Fisher Fitness, one of the most successful gyms in the history of the fitness industry. Mark Fisher Fitness has two physical locations in Manhattan and was recognized as No. 312 on the 2015 Inc. 500 fastest-growing companies in America, as well as one of Men’s Health‘s “Top 20 Gyms in America.”
In addition to creating Mark Fisher Fitness, Michael and Mark offer business coaching through Business for Unicorns, delivering courses that help exceptional humans become successful entrepreneurs. They are also proud alumni speakers of TEDx Broadway.
Prior to joining forces with Mark, Michael managed customer-centric teams throughout the U.S. for the world-class Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts. After pursuing his graduate studies at Drexel University in Arts Administration, he expanded his management skills to nonprofit business. Michael worked as a consultant for small to mid-sized performing arts organizations and the Pew Charitable Trusts on their national arts and culture initiative, The Cultural Data Project (now DataArts).
Michael is a Certified Life and Business Coach from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching and the Co-Founder and Board President of the NYC-based charity The Uprising, which is devoted to empowering people to become engaged and informed citizens. He is also a proud member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization.