Michael J. Lyons is a Professional Speaker, Author, Actor, and Host of the podcast series “Lessons from Leaders”.
His diverse background, spanning nearly 47 years, includes senior level posts with some of the hospitality industry’s best-known names. He has held senior level posts with Reed Exhibitions, Carlson-Wagonlit Travel, EGR International, Apple Vacations, and CIGNA among others. He also co-founded and was CEO of Global Events Partners, Philly - a Philadelphia-based Destination Management Company.
Lyons has been a professional SAG actor for the past 30 years, and has numerous credits in major feature films, TV shows, commercials and more than 350 live appearances on home shopping network QVC as a product host. His credits include speaking parts in “The Sixth Sense”, “All My Children, “Veep”, “What Would You Do”, “Arrest & Trial”, “House of Cards”, and “Outsiders” among others.
A motivational speaker since 2009, he has delivered hundreds of talks across the U.S. and abroad. He is the author of the highly-acclaimed book “Set Yourself Free: Daydream it…Believe it…Achieve it!” which addresses how to achieve goals, pursue your passion and craft a strong personal brand.
He launched the popular podcast series "Lessons from Leaders" in 2020 and serves as the program's host.
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