What You'll Learn ...

Run Time: 10 Minutes • The Brainstormer MBA provides 10 essential drills to analyze ideas in minutes before you strategize for months. What if? Why not? Who's on the team? What problem are we solving? These are core challenges you'll bake into ideation as you consider purpose, values, budgets, opportunity costs & more. This simple workshop will be your "go-to-routine" each time a new idea or opportunity pops up, helping you Master Basic Abilities to Brainstorming!

"Our clients have hardcore marketing deadlines. Cliff's Brainstormer is magic when ideas need to be pushed or pulled!" Jen Ewing • CEO, Global Village

  • Improve Ideation

  • Avoid Big Mistakes

  • Inspire Your Team

  • Build The Right Team

  • Leverage Best Resources

  • Save Time, Money & Effort

  • Get the Assignments Right

  • The Secret to S.M.A.R.T Goals!

  • Align Mission & Vision with Purpose & Values

  • INCLUDES: Worksheet, Challenge Exercises + Optional Quiz & Completion Certificate

Course Lessons

    1. OVERVIEW: The Brainstormer MBA

    2. Pre-Course Survey (your feedback helps)

    1. The Brainstormer MBA

    1. Developing an Achiever's Mindset: Cliff's 20-Min Interview with Success Magazine


    1. We'd love your post-course feedback!

    2. Enjoy the Next Course or Book Cliff Live!

Course Details

  • Free
  • 7 lessons

Meet Your Instructor

NY Times Bestseller • Coach • Consultant • Facilitator • Entrepreneur • 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 ..."

Jayme Riggio

CEO, Riggio Allstate, Top 1% Nationwide

“Cliff has been my strategic coach, broker & business consultant since the ’90s. His insight, leadership, and negotiation skills are priceless.”

Jim Weldon

Founder/CEO, Trovo

“From broker & lender to boardroom advisor & extraordinary mentor to our kids, Cliff Michaels has been a trusted confidant over 25 years.”

Tony Hsieh

CEO, Zappos, NYT Bestseller “Delivering Happiness”

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

Blake Mycoskie

Founder/CEO, 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.”

Blake Spencer

Class President, Marshall School of Business

“When Cliff presented The 4 Essentials to 300 students at USC’s #1 Entrepreneur Class, the response was amazing. We’re all big fans!”

Barbara Lipkin

Top 1% Estate Agent, Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

“I’ve co-brokered deals with Cliff for over 30 years. He’s an asset to buyers, sellers, and brokers on all sides of the table.”

Mary Mazzio

Award-Winning Filmmaker, Attorney, Social Documentarian

“Cliff is the consummate strategist & entrepreneur. His life lessons are riveting & I’m proud to call him a friend.”

Peter Thomas

Chairman Emeritus, Young Entrepreneurs’ Org (YEO)

“A visionary leader & pioneering entrepreneur, Cliff sets a winning bar for life & business training.”