Michael Santarcangelo is a human catalyst.
Working with Michael speeds the path to increased business value, in a way that advances organizations by addressing the needs of individuals.
“A catalyst is somebody who can make change happen. Who can really accelerate people and get them to where they need to go faster. It’s all about speed. Speed is life, but we need to get there together” Carey Lohrenz, The First Female F-14 Fighter Pilot
In a world dominated by people declaring what to do, Michael is a refreshing change focused on outcomes. He unites people, business and technology to diagnose and discover the right solution. Translating between groups, he models success and demonstrates how to do it, and explains why it works.
A modern raconteur driven by the belief that everyone has a story; each story is worth telling and deserves to be heard, Michael Santarcangelo is on a quest to liberate the stories of individuals, teams and organizations.
A lifelong focus on people and communication coupled with a career in information security lead to the creation of a flexible, scalable system to effectively communicate value.
Engage people to inspire behavior change through a System to Effectively Communicate Value (ECV)
Michael uses, teaches, and improves the system he created to enable any person to capture, distill and effectively communicate value — on any topic, adapted for any audience.
It’s called the System to Effectively Communicate Value (truth in advertising, simplicity in design). This system eases the process of engaging people (often considered employee engagement, audience engagement, and the like), realizing and demonstrating business value and inspiring measurable behavior with effective communication.
A unique blend forged by a different journey
Blending a degree in human ecology with over a decade of experience in information security and recognition as a professional communicator uniquely positions Michael as the authority to speak, teach and consult on the art and science of effective communication, including how to engage, inspire and influence people, how to realize and demonstrate business value, and how to unify the people of business, technology and security.
Michael’s ability to develop models and frameworks that explain and guide success come, in part, from his unique background, including:
- Human Ecology degree from Cornell University: Michael is formally trained in the combination of “hard” social sciences, including applied economics, policy analysis, and field studies with the ability to draw on and incorporate multiple disciplines to assess and measure people (including employee and audience engagement), information (including effective communication) and business risk
- Security and risk management leader and educator: Michael guided thousands to certification success as a CISSP instructor and helped redefine and develop the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK); he was part of the team that created the CompTIA Security Trustmark; he writes a regular column on audience engagement, effective communication and demonstrating business value for CSO magazine, and continues to serve clients with keynotes, workshops and consulting on using effective communication to solve security challenges and engage people in the practice of protecting information
- Professional communicator: a full, professional member of the National Speaker’s Association, Michael is also a published author, experienced editor, regular columnist and draws on diverse audio and video experience to blend science with the principles of effective communication to create, deliver, and navigate successful messages to understanding. He is equally comfortable on stage, alongside clients or in the background guiding change and ensuring success