Conference motivational speaker Michael Wigge serves corporations, associations, and colleges with humorous keynotes focusing on leadership, change management, sales, and motivation.
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Conference keynote speaker with humor
On of the top 50 conference speakers in the US
Amazing adventure challenge background with TV projects like:
‘How to Travel the World for Free’
‘Trade Up from an Apple to House’
’50 States of Wigge’
Media appearances on PBS, Tonight Show, Today Show
Best pre & post event client service by speaker
Wigge’s professional attitude & passion reflected by his 5 stars events’ reviews
Michael’s background gives him outstanding experiences as a top motivational speaker for conferences and conventions. The German-native and Denver-based speaker has been working as a public persona in Germany for over 15 years, presenting his incredible challenge self-experiments on national TV networks before moving to the United States. His success story ‘How to Travel the World for Free’ was aired as a five-part TV series nationwide on PBS, and the book of the same title was presented in the LA Times, USA Today, and in many other major newspapers around the US. Michael Wigge presented his challenges on The Tonight Show and on The Today Show right after moving to the United States to start serving the nation as a convention and conference motivational speaker in 2014.
His other success stories “Trade Up Around the World” was broadcast on German national television as a 6 x 45 minutes show, and presented the conference motivational speaker to barter a bitten apple for bigger and better around the world with the goal to reach a house in Hawaii. Within 42 trades across eleven countries, Wigge made it to a Hawaiian home just by bartering for bigger and better!
And the motivational speaker for conferences and conventions even faced more comfort-zone leaving challenges: In 2016, he published “50 States of Wigge” a two-parts documentary and book publication on traveling America’s all 50 states in 50 days while facing 50 incredible challenges.
Wigge also conducted an amazing travel stunt by traveling Germany on a razor scooter (no engine) in 80 days. He explored entire Germany with this kids’ scooter and made it up to 2000 miles after 80 days.
Another as challenging adventure was his Europe trip by wearing a sleeping mask. Wigge explored six European cities without eyesight – a challenge that required personal strength, the ability to trust and overcome fear, and determination that is well-known of the motivational speaker for conferences and conventions!
‘Conference motivational speaker Wigge is very funny, and he shows incredible energy on stage !’ Stefan Mueller – AXA Germany
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How the Adventures reflect the Conference Keynotes
Michael’s adventures build an important part of his motivational background. When he delivers keynotes on leadership, motivation, sales, or change management at a conference or convention, the motivational speaker always refers back to one of his challenges. Clients can choose if they want ‘How to Travel the World for Free’, ‘Trade Up Around the World’ or any other challenge to be the focus of attention.
His challenge-4-change programs offer corporate clients to select a specific angle and background. This could mean that the conference motivational speaker gives the speech on sales success with the background of Trade Up Around the World’. It could also mean for a client to receive a leadership keynote based on ‘How to Travel the World for Free’.
Wigge’s corporate workshops additionally focus on stress management, time management, resilience, motivation, change management, and burnout prevention. Although these one and two day workshops heavily focus on group work, methods, and tools to improve those soft sills, the motivational conference speaker brings in his own experiences to these angles.
After ‘Trade Up Around the World – bartering an apple to a house in Hawaii’, Wigge actually had experienced after such incredible and energy-draining challenge a burnout. The adventurer learned how to overcome this quickly, and how to better set himself boundaries to avoid such heavy stress symptom for the future. He created his challenge-4-change corporate program out of his personal strategies to overcome and avoid heavy stress symptoms.
During his ‘How to Travel the World for Free’ challenge, the conference keynote speaker had to learn to constantly embrace change due to the nature of the challenge of not using any money in a constantly changing environment. Often he had to quickly change from a creative, communicative, outgoing person to a very entertaining person within minutes. Wigge approached about 50 strangers with an incredible set of ideas on a daily basis. This included bartering humorous services like pillow fighting for food, or working in the role of a British butler for wealthy people to get free accommodation. The motivational speaker for conferences and conventions describes himself during the half year travel around the world as ‘acting like a chameleon’ in terms of his own change management.
What is the Challenge-4-Change Conference Program all About?
The challenge-4-change program inspires and teaches employees and managers to achieve major changes in terms of motivation, leadership, sales, stress/change/time management, and resilience within a short amount of time. Michael forwards his self-experienced knowledge as a conference motivational speaker in form of keynotes, breakout sessions, workshops, seminars, training, and also as one on one coaching sessions.
Each keynote and workshop delivers a detailed handout of the topic for the workforce to be able to improve on the subject matter after the conference or convention.
The conference motivational speaker offers to each meeting participant a signed and free copy of one his books (up to 100). Clients can choose between
How to Travel the World for Free
Trade Up Around the World
Additionally to this service, conference and convention clients may be able to offer their staff post-keynote or post-workshop one-on-one phone and online coaching with the speaker. This usually helps certain employees to overcome severe obstacles in terms of stress/time/change management, leadership, motivation, and sales success.
Wigge offers his program in English, and in German, and is based in Denver, Colorado. His programs are delivered to corporate and association clients all over the US, Canada, and in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. Feel free to reach out to the motivational speaker for conferences and convention anytime to get a free quote.
Wigge has received many testimonials from clients and celebrities. Some of them rather entertain. Katy Perry called him ‘a cheap date’ while meeting the speaker on The Tonight Show. Years earlier when the convention motivational speaker was working as a MTV comedy reporter back in Germany, he met Angelina Jolie who called him ‘a strange but fantastic man’. Last but not least, the LA Times entitled Wigge ‘The Ultimate Budget Traveler’. The keynote speaker has met many other celebrities in his career like Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and many others. Up on client request, a keynote on his outrages celebrity experiences can be designed if this should suit your conference and convention well.
Great keynote speakers usually create unforgettable events!