Speaker Bio

Mike Hourigan

Mike Hourigan

President, Hourigan & Associates

Mike Hourigan is a refreshingly unique keynote speaker, change management expert and author who helps empower top companies and associations to navigate constant change with real-world wisdom. A veteran leadership consultant and productivity expert, Mike is consistently sought after and hired by the top companies in the U.S., including McDonald’s, Harley-Davidson, Disney, GE, Marriott, Aetna, ExxonMobil and Kaiser Permanente.

Decades of corporate experience have allowed Mike to develop a completely fresh approach to safety, team building, sales management and customer service training. With a style that engages listeners in a way that’s meaningful to them and their company culture, Mike rarely gives his audiences a moment between laughs.

A former member of the management teams of Cargill Inc. and Olympus Corporation, Mike has offered over 1,300 audiences the benefit of his real-world corporate experience. A seasoned author, his books include “Riding the Waves without Getting Wet: A Journey to Leadership,” and “Motivational Selling.” As one of the top keynote speakers in the United States, Mike has developed a comprehensive roster of speeches that address the key issues that affect companies most. From the growing need for Millennial soft skills training and interpersonal communications, to the subtle nuances of conducting business in a global economy, Mike Hourigan continues to the lead the industry in dynamic presentations that direct executives and entire companies toward real, lasting change.

Audiences say his honest humor and exuberance for life find a way of impacting everyone and leaving them with a willingness to confront the important issues - and laugh at the less important ones.


Let’s Not Split the Difference: How to Get What You Want Through Negotiation

August 1 @ 10:00 AM