As an Agile Leadership Expert and Executive Coach, Michael’s initiatives with one Fortune 100 company are saving over $12 million in program costs, with completion dates more than a year ahead of schedule.


Michael Nir is a Keynote Speaker, Best Selling Author and Lean Agile Inspiration Expert; known for his passion, creativity and innovation. His Masters in Engineering and, training in Gestalt balance his technical know-how with emotional intelligence. Michael inspires people and teams to change, experientially and emotionally, while climbing the hill AND reaching the summit.

The author of nine books on influence, consumer experience, and Agile project management, Michael delivers practical skills gained from eighteen years of experience leading change at global organizations in diverse industries.

Expert On

  • Project Management
  • Agile PMO
  • Leadership
  • Consumer Experience
  • Persuasion / Influence

Travels From Boston, MA

Price Range $7,500

Works In USA

Languages English

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Michael has been a trusted partner who has made astute observations and suggestions that were critical to our success.  These three teams are now high performing and much of the credit goes to Michael.

Sue Mildrum  Endurance International Group

Kudos Keynote Speaker – Michael Nir is an electrifying public speaker. His passion for the subject is infectious. In just 20 minutes, forum attendees gained a fresh perspective on the importance of influencing the stakeholders and were given useful tips on stakeholder management. His presentation was enriched with illuminating story, valuable statistics, surprising paradoxes and a refreshing dose of good humor.

Kristina Krasinske, Vice President  DXC, PMI Lithuania

Michael is definitely one of the top 5% speakers I have worked with.  He has a unique ability to clearly articulate real, valuable insights and to deliver them with passion and humour.

Jonas Denvall, Founder  Arkatay Consulting AB

Persuading the Bear: How to Influence Without Authority

When an employee is asked to take the lead on a project without the personal authority that comes from being part of the senior executive team, it can feel like they are trying to persuade a Grizzly Bear! Being able to effectively build enthusiasm, delegate tasks and deal with conflicting agendas – often with little or no reward for themselves – requires the skills to influence rather than the power of command.

In this practical and insightful presentation, the audience will learn best practices for leading and influencing without authority, giving them the skills they need to effectively persuade others, lead diverse teams, and get projects done on time.

The Agile PMO – Practical Value Driven Change Leadership in Projects and Portfolios

Approximately 50 percent of Project Management Offices (PMO) are terminated in 2 years. Yet, the same mistakes are repeated in the implementations! We use generic, project control processes to stifle project and product delivery; focusing on cost time and scope, rather than leading our projects to deliver value.

In this presentation the audience will learn an alternative model for a value driven PMO as an integrator, enabler, differentiator, and change agent in business, development and the organization.

Breakthrough Consumer Experience: Boost Your Bottom Line By Delivering The Products Your Customers Want

In order to stay current, organizations invest big money every year developing new products and features. But how many of those expensive features make an impact on the bottom line? Today, the key to fighting digital disruption, reducing waste and increasing sales is understanding the consumer experience, and building valuable solutions that serve them .

In this impactful talk, the audience will take away specific strategies that will help them understand what their potential customers really want, and how to streamline end to end delivery, thereby increasing sales, and saving time and money.