Michael Margolis

Member Since 2021

Michael Margolis

CEO and Founder

Storied

Los Angeles Area

Michael Margolis is the CEO and founder of Storied; a leading authority on narratives for disruption. Storied is the first and only strategic messaging firm that focuses on the internal story for hyper-growth and transformation. Storied is the first and only strategic messaging firm that focuses on the internal story for hyper-growth and transformation: fom selling a vision to change management to scaling your culture. Michael has built a reputation for solving complex riddles at the biggest scale imaginable. He’s advised hundreds of organizations including Facebook, Google, Hulu, Shopify, Uber, Dolby, Visa, Roche, and NASA on some of their most strategic and ambitious growth initiatives. Michael spends most of his time working with Silicon Valley and Fortune 500s: especially the functional disciplines of product, design, marketing, engineering, and talent. Basically, any team that’s responsible for building the future. At every growth-inflection point, a company needs to change its narrative. Whether you’re solving for category disruption, platform creation or recruiting velocity - the story is the strategy. As a leader, you will be judged on the power of your communications: your ability to inspire, influence and motivate others through a shared, single source of truth. Michael is deeply devoted to global systems change and transformation; working with the biggest platforms, tools, and interfaces that are reimagining every quadrant of life. The son of a mad scientist and a teacher/artist, Michael is obsessed with how to translate new ideas into cultural acceptance. As a social entrepreneur in his early twenties, Michael was funded by the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations for his pioneering work on tech workforce development and the Digital Divide. Trained as a cultural anthropologist, he is a student of esoteric Tibetan buddhism, the conscious life of stories, and how words create worlds. For almost 20 years, Michael has pioneered the field of storytelling and narrative as a management discipline. He balances scientific first-principles with deep craft and intuitive decision-making. His storytelling methods and tools have been taught to tens of thousands around the world, across 15 countries and 6 continents. As a bestselling author and two-time TEDx speaker, he delivers dozens of storytelling keynotes and trainings every year. Michael’s work and ideas have been featured in Fast Company, TIME, Inc, Brandweek, and NPR. His latest book, Story 10x: Turn the Impossible Into the Inevitable, is 5-star rated, and available in bookstores, Kindle, and Audible. Michael is left-handed, color-blind, and eats more chocolate than the average human. A recovering global nomad, Michael lives in Los Angeles, CA.


SKILLS

  • Storytelling
  • Narrative
  • Change Management

RECENT CONTENT

July 22nd, 2021

16 ways businesses can "humanize" their brands (no matter what they sell)

Today’s consumers want to engage with the human beings behind a brand, not faceless corporations.

July 21st, 2021

Leading a video meeting? 9 factors to watch for when you "read the room"

Gauging engagement can be difficult when you’re meeting remotely, so it’s even more important to keep an eye out for telling signs of distraction.

July 13th, 2021

8 ways to balance your business's growth with social responsibility

There are smart ways to balance business growth with social responsibility (and even tie them together).

May 12th, 2021

10 leaders share how non-tech companies can prepare for the 'automation revolution'

The future of automation is already here, and it's having an impact far beyond the tech industry.


COMPANY INFO

Storied

Storied specializes in disruption. Storied is the first and only strategic messaging firm that focuses on the internal story for hyper-growth and transformation: from selling a vision to change management to scaling your culture. Clients include Facebook, Google, Hulu, Shopify, Uber, Dolby, Visa, Roche, and NASA. At every growth-inflection point, a company needs to change its narrative. Whether you’re solving for category disruption, platform creation or recruiting velocity - the story is the strategy. We offer a range of services from strategic narratives to voice of the people research to training in our storytelling methods and tools. If you're not telling your story, someone else is telling it for you. Learn more by visiting www.getstoried.com


AREA OF FOCUS

  • narrative
  • storytelling
  • change

INDUSTRY

Corporate leadership