“From the bottom of my heart I want to thank you so much for joining us and holding this incredible speech today. After that I was 200% on adrenaline and clear on my vision. Honestly, my body was shaking for 2 hours – a feeling I’m familiar with – having been a big wave surfer for 30+ years.”

– Bettina

“Michael was by far the best prepared and most knowledgeable of his subject matter. AND the subject matter is extremely beneficial!”

“Would definitely recommend this workshop. Valuable, applicable and practical info to implement right away.”

“It was a unique and enlightening presentation about effective life principles—and a travel experience none of us has, in any way, come close to having.  We thoroughly enjoyed it!”

– Mike S.

“Thank you so much for the program. Everybody enjoyed it and is impressed with your advice and feats.”

– Peggy B.

ABOUT MICHAEL

Mountain Climber. Mentor and Business Executive. TEDx speaker. MBA. Australian.

2017 was a great year, culminating in being awarded Mentor of The Year 2017 at SEED SPOT, rated as one of the top 20 business incubators in the world. Very proud of my association with SEED SPOT and humbled by this award.

Many years ago, I was fortunate enough to be born and raised in Australia, and lived a great life there growing up. But I caught the travel bug early on, and have travelled to many countries since then for work, pleasure and mountain climbing. I’ve lived in a few of them as well, and have now settled in beautiful Arizona.

Through my travels, I developed a career that spanned hi-tech sales and sales management for Fortune 50 companies, as well as executive positions in several technology start-up companies. Over the years, I worked with many people who were always able to be successful, no matter what the economic or business environment. On the other hand, I also met a significant number of talented, intelligent, hard-working people who, despite their efforts, were unable to achieve the level of success they desired in their life, career, financial situation, health and family life.

Having been in both situations myself, and worked my way out of “the dark side”, I know what it takes to achieve the level of success you want in your life. Now, I work with people and teams within companies to assist them to set high-end goals, and do what is necessary to achieve them.

Here is my speaker profile 1-pager  Michael Ellenby – Speaker Profile

Qualifications and Achievements 

  • MBA, RMIT University, Melbourne & Singapore
  • Mentor of the Year, SEED SPOT, 2017
  • Mentor, ASU Venture Devils Program – 2016-present
  • Valley Leadership, cohort 38, 2016-17
  • Ascent of Mt Aconcaqua, Argentina – 1Q2017
  • Mt Kilimanjaro climb, Tanzania – 2006 and 2017
  • Mt Everest Base Camp trek, Nepal – 2011

Leadership Positions

  • Board Member – Adelante Health Care, 2018-present
  • Member, National Board – SEED SPOT, a 501c3, 2014-present
  • Member, National Board – Hunkapi.org, a 501c3, 2016-present
  • TEDx Speaker and Advisory Board Member, September 2015:  “What Works in the Mountains Also Works in Your Business” 
  • Mentor at SEED SPOT accelerator – 2014-present
  • Mentor at GangPlankHQ incubator – 2012-2015
  • The “Voice” Award, Support My Club – October 2016
  • StartUp Week Speaker – 2016 & 2018

Career Snapshot 

  • Commercial Business Manager – Cisco Systems
  • SVP Sales and Marketing – CyberAir Technologies
  • Regional Business Director – Pitney Bowes
  • VP Sales – Iris Wireless
  • VP Sales – X2N
  • Sales and Management roles – IBM Australia, IBM Asia Pacific, IBM Corporate

“From the bottom of my heart I want to thank you so much for joining us and holding this incredible speech today. After that I was 200% on adrenaline and clear on my vision. Honestly, my body was shaking for 2 hours – a feeling I’m familiar with – having been a big wave surfer for 30+ years.”

– Bettina

“Michael was by far the best prepared and most knowledgeable of his subject matter. AND the subject matter is extremely beneficial!”

“Would definitely recommend this workshop. Valuable, applicable and practical info to implement right away.”

“It was a unique and enlightening presentation about effective life principles—and a travel experience none of us has, in any way, come close to having.  We thoroughly enjoyed it!”

– Mike S.

“Thank you so much for the program. Everybody enjoyed it and is impressed with your advice and feats.”

– Peggy B.