Michael is a former professional actor and medieval knight turned writer, motivational speaker, personal development coach, author of the upcoming book, The Art of Forgetting, and host of the popular podcast, Consciously Speaking. He has appeared in feature films with Mel Gibson and Kevin Costner, performed off Broadway with Andre Braugher and Kathleen Chalfant, and had recurring roles in several popular soap operas. His studies in character development took place both on and off camera, and ultimately fueled his desire to pursue personal development and consciousness training as a profession. Michael is a student of Buddhism and sits on the Board of Directors at Insight Santa Cruz, a Buddhist meditation community. His contemplative practices form a great part of the foundation of his work, where he is a certified Dharma teacher and meditation guide. His soon to be released book, The Art of Forgetting, is an essential element for anyone about to embark on, or already on a path of personal growth and discovery. It is a useable set of tools to help you uncover and unplug the underlying stories you’ve created that are now hindering your life’s journey. Not only is he a masterful storyteller, he is also a masterful story-eraser; helping you unwind your past and open up to a future of infinite possibility.