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Michael D. Levitt's 2023 biography
From his humble beginnings as a grocery store clerk to today, Michael has become the leading force on burnout and workplace culture for Fortune 500 and SMB organizations. What started as a C-Suite executive career in Healthcare has turned into a mission to eradicate burnout in the workplace.
Michael D. Levitt’s Career Experience
Michael started his career in the mid 80s in public accounting, and grew from a staff accountant to CFO of several corporate and non-profit organizations, overseeing budgets up to $2 Billion. Having worked with tons of industries, Michael understands the financial challenges that many industries face, as well as their individual challenges when it comes to culture and burnout.
Parallel to Michael’s CFO career, he oversaw the IT infrastructure of several corporate and nonprofit organizations. Navigating the ever changing landscape of IT, coupled with the financial needs of the organization, Michael has improved IT infrastructures well within budget, utilizing his financial, IT and negotiating skills.
Michael led several multi-site healthcare organizations, and served on a community led board of directors, serving over 1.2 million residents and their healthcare needs. Michael’s expertise in workplace culture improved the turnover rate at one healthcare facility from an annual turnover rate of 80 percent, down to 6 percent after just one year.
Workplace Culture and Burnout
Michael’s passion is preventing burnout in the workplace. After suffering his own burnout journey and 369 days of worst-case scenarios (heart attack, job loss during the Great Recession, car repossession and home foreclosure, all in a year!) He took those horrible experiences and turned them into an opportunity to speak to audiences around the world on how to prevent burnout.
Michael is a gifted writer, earning his first writing award in the 2nd grade. He brings his expertise and wisdom that can only come from years of experience, navigating life’s ups and downs to benefit his clients. He is a two-time global thought leader on workplace culture, nurturing relationships to enable stronger, healthier companies and lives.
Michael is on a mission to help others reduce stress and prevent burnout in their lives, so that they can live the life the want and deserve to live. Michael encourages his clients as they navigate through burnout recovery, and more importantly helping clients design a life that is free from burnout.
Michael turned his year of worst-case scenarios into a successful media and consulting agency. As a dual citizen, He resides in Canada and California. When he is not speaking, writing, coaching, or interviewing guests on the Breakfast Leadership Show, Michael spends time reading, spending time outdoors, and watching live sports.
Michael D. Levitt is an in-person and certified virtual speaker, a certified NLP and CBT therapist, and is one of the world’s leading authorities in burnout recovery and prevention.
He is a Fortune 500 consultant, #1 bestselling author, and the host of the Breakfast Leadership Show, a top 200 podcast on Apple Podcasts.
He is a 3x Top 20 Global Thought Leader on Culture with Thinkers360 and a former healthcare executive, CIO and CFO who has overseen budgets in excess of US$2 billion.
Without a clear focus on work-life balance and a healthy workplace culture, work will always be a source of stress for your people. Michael has developed effective strategies to prevent burnout from occurring in the first place. His techniques help people manage the consequences and aftermath of exhaustion and take steps to ensure burnout won’t take over again.
Michael’s strategies have helped many organisations cultivate happy, high-performing teams and realise the true potential of their people.
Michael D. Levitt's 2023 talks & topics
Michael D. Levitt's 2023 speaking fees
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