Michael Duke is a business executive, author, educator, entrepreneur, minister, sales professional and coach. Leadership is not just what he does…it is his passion. His core belief is that at the center of all success is the realization that people are our greatest asset. Michael's maxim is simple, yet powerful: value, challenge, and empower your people, and your business will prosper. He has been in the ministry, sales, corporate management and most recently an entrepreneur and author. Michael is not only a gifted coach; he truly understands people, which is why Michael is so successful at getting to the heart of so many issues. Michael started out in sales with a national hardware company and went to the top. Next came a distinguished management career in advertising and later the electrical industry. While accomplishing phenomenal success in his career, Michael earned a graduate degree in Management in 1986. He soon discovered that he had the heart of a teacher and began a parallel career as an Adjunct Professor with the largest private college in the state. As a natural outgrowth of his love for teaching and helping others, Michael established his consulting business in 2000 and now devotes his full schedule to speaking to leaders, businesses and associations nationwide on recruiting, retention and culture building. Michael's main topics are recruiting, retention, employee motivation, culture building, and the power of coaching as a leadership style.