1-Day MBA Learners

Students, Artists, Athletes, Leaders, Executives, Entrepreneurs, Salespeople, Parents, Educators

  • WHY YOU?

    You've reached a TURNING POINT in your life or business.

  • WHY NOW?

    You've been there, done that & you're MOTIVATED for CHANGE.

  • WHY 1-DAY MBA?

    You need proven tools & lessons that MAKE a DIFFERENCE!

Meet Your Instructor

NY Times Bestseller • Entrepreneur • Coach • Consultant • VC • Real Estate & Mortgage Strategist

Cliff Michaels

BORN in NEW YORK and raised in L.A, Cliff lives in Del Mar, California. Known for his fun, down-to-earth style, Cliff brings a passionate, result-driven approach to every challenge.

FOUNDED in 1992, Cliff Michaels & Associates provides e-courses, consulting & resources for students, families, leaders, investors & entrepreneurs. A broker, writer & investor over 30 years, Cliff specializes in start-ups, venture capital, mortgages, real estate & global education.

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, Cliff's first book (The 4 Essentials) hit #1 on Amazon and is part of his 1-Day MBA E-Course Series (Masterclasses in Basic Abilities). In 2016, Cliff's 1-Day-MBA Workshop was one of TEDxLA's highest-rated events.

PAST PRESIDENT of Young Entrepreneurs' Org L.A, Cliff developed YEO's first charity & mentor programs in 2003, benefitting Boys & Girls Club and Inclusion Matters Playgrounds. Philanthropy has been a personal mission ever since.

GIVING BACK > For 25 years, Cliff has been a supporter of the arts & youth learning programs. With each sale, FREE courses go to students in need. Cliff is also a member of USC’s Ed-Tech Incubator, building greater access to remote-learning for underserved communities.

SPONSOR EDUCATION! To GIFT Cliff's e-courses & workshops or to customize a live-training event, please visit our SPONSOR PAGE!

"What They Say ..."


Former CEO, Zappos • NYT Bestseller “Delivering Happiness”

“Cliff Michaels delivers a powerful path to profits, passion, and purpose.”

Blake Mycoskie

Founder, TOMS Shoes • NYT Bestseller “Start Something That Matters”

“Cliff’s writing is full of inspiration & practical lessons. I highly recommend his book "The 4 Essentials.”

Jim Weldon

CEO, Trovo • VC & Growth Strategist • Past President Young Entrepreneurs' Organization

Cliff is a trusted confidant who's been there & done that over 30 years. From venture & real-estate negotiator to boardroom brain & mentor for our kids, his methods are essential to anyone seeking smart strategies for personal & professional growth (without all the hype & theory).

Darcy Marie Boles

Remote-Work & Culture Architect • Top 50 Future-of-Work Thought Leader • Consultant

I worked with Cliff on various business ventures in 2022. He's the epitome of a people-first entrepreneur, highly-skilled in building genuine relationships. He's an exceptional coach & strategist who makes complex ideas simple. My highest recommendation.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who's Taking 1-Day MBA Courses?

    Cliff’s learners range 12 to 82 • students, teachers, parents, salespeople, artists, athletes, executives, entrepreneurs, schools, non-profits, for-profits & more!

  • Does the 1-Day MBA Series provide a Degree?

    1-Day MBA is NOT a degree program but includes Completion Certificates. Cliff's "MBA" stands for “Masterclass in Basic Abilities.”

  • What's the difference between Cliff’s E-course, 1-on-1, Group Services & Live Retreats?

    E-courses are more affordable for self-paced learners. Coaching & Workshops are for those seeking hands-on, peer-to-peer training for accelerated growth.

  • How long is each 1-Day E-Course?

    Lessons average 5-to-10 minutes. Courses average 45 minutes. The 4 Essentials Audio Book is 5 hours but time flies when you're having fun! There's no time limit on tools, quizzes & challenge exercises.

  • Do I need to complete courses in a fixed time-frame?

    NO. Unless your school or employer set up 1-Day MBA courses with deadlines, the benefit of self-paced learning is to learn at your pace.

  • What is the cost of E-course vs Cliff's Live ?

    E-Courses range $29-$49 (discounts for bundles like The Full 1-Day MBA Series). Cliff's Coaching, Consulting, Workshops & Live Retreats are case-by-case.

  • Is there financial-support for those in need?

    YES! Please direct friends, leaders & philanthropists to LEARN MORE on our SPONSOR PAGE. Sponsors can Gift E-Courses or Book Cliff Live for recipients of their choice!

  • Can educators, schools, clubs, or companies add Cliff’s 1-Day MBA Series to their curriculum?

    YES! With permission, Cliff's 1-Day MBA E-courses can be added to any curriculum. For discounts to your school, club, or company, e-mail support@CliffMichaels.com.