Michael Wigge – Keynote Speaker

Speaker and Challenge Seeker

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Specialist Subjects

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sales Success

S for Self Confidence
Learn how to tap into the sales success mindset by creating a winning belief system that produces confidence, values the customer, endorses product advantages, and sets a vision for goal-oriented results.

U for Upping Your Game
How willing are your team members to leave their comfort zone in order to grow and succeed? Learn to embrace the beauty of rejection and pursue the joys of strategic risk by radically following up strategies that guarantee 80% of sales.

C for Customer Friendliness
How well do you know your customers, and how are you staying connected with them over the long-term? What are the deal breakers and deal makers in building those lifelong relationships? Learn how to harness the power of relationships and the testimonials that result.

C for Closing Questions Made Simple
You are the guide on every buyer’s journey. Learn to structure that journey from the outset by setting the stage for your close from the beginning through three simple questions that lead your customer to a win-win, well-informed decision to buy.

E for Emphasize Sales Science Mastery
Become a sales scientist by implementing techniques proven to achieve your sales goals. Master the practices that will make you a value-adding expert, a trusted authority, and a champion dedicated to your own success and the success of others.

S for Self-Responsible Sales Teams
Learn how to leverage solution-oriented sales teams who embrace personal responsibility over blame shifting. Quickly turn potential losses into new opportunities and convert prospective customers into closed deals.

S to Serve for Zero Defects
In the aerospace industry, zero defects has been the driver for customers and competition since Phil Crosby and his team at the Martin Company provided the Army with a zero defect missile in the 1960s. This is not a new concept but the first question that comes to mind is: how much do we need to invest before we achieve zero defects? Once we embrace the fact that zero defects is not a final destination but a journey, it becomes easier to start asking the right question: how do we get started?

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