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In this episode, we will talk about:

  • – Mike’s brief bio
  • – Some of Mike’s big light bulb moments.
  • – What Mike did when he decided to move forward on this new path.
  • – What Mike planned to do 2 years ago.
  • – Mike’s thoughts on the importance of spontaneity should people decide to pursue a different career path or passion.
  • – What Mike’s book “Closer Than You Think” is all about.
  • – Mike talks about growth, its importance and why it is difficult.
  • – The 4 foundational needs
  • – Why focusing on our vital core is important.
  • – Mike’s next year visions for himself.
  • – Mike’s advice for someone who may be in a position that he was a few years ago and willing to take that next step in their life.
  • – Mike’s personal habits that strongly contributes to his success on a daily basis.
  • – Plus so much more!


Mike’s Sites and Resources


Mike’s Book Recommendation



Mike Merriam

Mike is the author of the #1 Best Selling book Closer Than You Think: Six Fundamental Questions to Ignite Your Personal Evolution.

Mike is also a keynote speaker, masterminder, coach & course creator at, and is the Founder & CEO of Appreciative Intelligence Inc., where he leads organizations and communities through his whole-system summits and leadership programs.

For individuals who desire more from life, Mike has distilled the essence of large system transformation down to the individual level, and is revolutionizing the personal growth and development industry. His online courses and Igniting Evolution Mastermind group are featured at

For organizations and communities, Mike facilitates whole-system, strengths-based, rapid change, through the use of Appreciative Inquiry summits and leadership training/consulting. He’s been invited to work with some of the leading facilitators of this method, with clients that include The United Nations, The U.S. Department of the Navy, Clark, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Fairmont Minerals, Fathom Digital Marketing, Fortec Medical, The Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Initiative, and many more.


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