Once working for his family catering business in his home country of Cyprus, known for its long history and rich culture spanning 10,000 years, Michael’s pivotal moment began by chance after winning an award from Carlisle FoodService Products, a US firm. Because of the award, Michael travelled to the US in order to attend a one-day seminar by Jeffrey Gitomer, who was soon to be his inspiration for a complete transformation in both Michael’s personal and career development. Vowing to become more like Gitomer, Michael secured his very first engagement just seven years later, and gave his first talk abroad five years after that.
Now, Michael Virardi is a world-renowned trainer, speaker, experienced lecturer, and best-selling author. Working, in over 17 countries, with some of the world’s most prestigious and recognised companies such as The American P&I Club, Microsoft, Ericsson, and Glaxo SmithKline, Michael has now become one of the most highly respected and in-demand speakers and trainers in all continents. This is due to his unique communication style which helps him to connect with his audience, just like talking to them one-on-one.
Now, although based primarily in Limassol, Cyprus, with his wife Christine and young son Rolando, Michael has not stopped travelling the world to address audiences across America, Europe, and the Middle East, along with numerous other involvements.
Michael currently is lecturing at two major education centres – University of Lausanne (Switzerland) and University College London (United Kingdom).
Michael was hosting - for over 150 episodes - his own monthly Facebook Live video, interviewing professionals from the business industry (#AskVirardi) and is currently hosting the ZOOM IN with VIRARDI™ (#zoomin) series which is zooming into personal and professional success stories ranging from companies (i.e. Pirelli, Philips, etc.) to individuals.
He has written two best-selling books entitled “Positive Impact” and “Crisis? Let’s Beat It” that also feature on Amazon, and is currently working on a third revolving around the topic of presentation and communication skills. His 2016 “The Circle of Trust” address at the 5th HR Minds Forum in Berlin, Germany was voted the best of the entire two days and has been seen by thousands of viewers online.
Michael believes that the tools to grow and become successful are inherent within us all – drive, passion, willpower, and knowledge application – which can be unlocked by simply acknowledging our potential.
1Speaker and trainer in 17 countries
2Trained over 25,000 people
3A two times TEDx speaker
4In 2016 his keynote speech titled "The Circle of Trust™" was voted the best of the entire two days at the 5th HR Minds Forum in Berlin, Germany
5Best selling author with his books "Positive Impact!" and "Crisis? Let’s Beat it!"
6Currently working on his third book on presentation and communication skills
7A visiting lecturer at University College London and University of Lausanne
8Keynote speaker at Ericsson’s "Innovation Day" celebrations
A best-selling inspirational author of 2 books
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