Michael Wigge – Keynote Speaker

Speaker and Challenge Seeker

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Specialist Subjects

  • Motivational Leadership
  • The Challenger Mindset for Success
  • The Resilience Mindset
  • The Intercultural Workplace
  • Time Management-4-Efficiency
  • Challenge for change
  • Sales Success
  • Stress Management 4.0


  • English


Award-winning motivational speaker, Michael Wigge, specializes in documenting incredible stories about achieving victory over challenges. How to Travel the World for Free, How to Barter for Paradise (where he turned an apple into a Hawaiian dream home through his skills in bartering for bigger, better things), and How to Travel Europe Blindfolded are just three of his seven travel shows. He shared his amazing success stories on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (alongside co-guest Katy Perry) and also on the Today show. His TV programs and books have been broadcast and published internationally.

Based on his incredible experiences overcoming challenges, Wigge began performing motivational speaking engagements and started CMW Coaching & Speaking. His most successful corporate keynotes are Challenge-4-Change Leadership Success and Challenge-4-Change Sales Success. He currently delivers presentations in the corporate arena, on college campuses, and for private clients. Wigge’s corporate seminars support employees and leadership toward improving their motivation, stress management, time management, change management and resilience.

Popular Talks by Michael Wigge

Motivational Leadership

Motivational Leadership Speaker’s L for Listening

Master the art of active listening, identifying where, when, and how much. Learn what the world’s greatest leaders do to impact history. Garner the courage to make mistakes in order to grow and increase your influence. Learn from a leadership keynote speaker on how one’s own failure can be the key for growth and success by active listening to your network’s feedback.

Motivational Leadership Speaker’s E for Embracing Change

Learn how to challenge yourself to turn fear of change into a desire for change. Great leaders embrace change for personal and professional growth, to satisfy their customers, and to keep the company environment exciting and motivating for their employees.

Motivational Leadership Speaker’s A for Assisting

As a leader, it’s your job to help others understand the bigger picture, help them define their individual contributions to larger business objectives, and give them what they need to meet those clearly communicated performance goals. Assist with generosity and lead with courage.

Motivational Speaker’s D for Decisiveness

Great leaders are decisive. They’re able to decide between people vs. position, influence vs. authority, action vs. words, and vision vs. money. Keynote speaker Wigge makes a clear case for why a focus on people, influence, action, and vision will always be the winning strategy.

Motivational Speaker’s E for Entertainment

Strong leaders are often good entertainers, and people usually like to work with humorous leaders. Humor builds trust, boosts moral, supports creativity, and works as a stress reliever. A Robert Half survey found that 91% of executives believe a sense of humor is important for career advancement, while 84% feel that people with a good sense of humor do a better job.

Motivational Speaker’s R for Relating to Others

Successful leaders are connectors. Two-thirds of respondents in a CCL study stated that “building and maintaining relationships is a critical competency for leadership.” Learn how strong relationship skills and influence are vital for leadership success.

The Challenger Mindset for Success

According to conventional thought, our desires are often satisfied by the outside world and other people. However, the truth is quite different. “Dreams and goals can only be fulfilled by taking responsibility for them through self-determination, hard work, and clear structures,” says professional motivational speaker and guest on The Tonight Show Michael Wigge, who serves the United States and Canada.

Equipped with this challenger mindset for success and a dash of smart groundwork, visions do come true. Professional keynote speaker Michael Wigge shares the lessons he learned in overcoming awe-inspiring challenges in an authentic, fascinating, and humorous way. He explains how work can become one’s passion and how desire for success can be reignited. The key question: What exactly is your goal?

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