06Sep

 

West Point Graduate, Former Army Intelligence Officer, Outdoor-Industry-Executive-Turned-Small-Business-Entrepreneur
Wholehearted, powerful, and entertaining speaker who inspires her audiences to make a meaningful difference in the world through business and relationships                                                           

Member Contact

Email: michele.k.griffin@gmail.com Website: www.combatflipflops.com

Phone: (425)736-0455

Note: Clients are invited to contact our members directly (contact info listed above) or contact Info@WomenVeteranSpeakers.com 240-298-3940


Member Profile

A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Michele earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering and served as an Army Intelligence Officer.  She also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from St. Martin’s University.  Michele combined her passion for adventure and professional skills with the private sector when she joined the Outdoor Industry as a Program Manager for Seattle-based Outdoor Research in 2006.  She transitioned to Arcteryx Equipment in 2009 to serve as Commercial Director for the Law Enforcement and Armed Forces team where she implemented a global commercial strategy for military special operations.

Michele and husband Matthew are a veteran entrepreneur team. Their small business, Combat Flip Flops was featured on ABC’s Shark Tank in February 2016. Their community of ‘Unarmed Forces’ supports a Business Not Bullets mindset – changing the view on how wars are won and manufacturing peace through trade by empowering mindful consumers to build stability in war-zones by supporting local small business entrepreneurs and education.

Michele founded Griffworks LLC in 2016 focusing on speaking, consulting and training corporations, veteran groups and universities on leadership, entrepreneurism, communication, strategy, risk-management, efficiency, product, marketing, fundraising, and teamwork.


Specialties & Expertise

  • West Point Graduate & Military Intelligence Officer
  • MBA
  • Outdoor Industry Veteran Mentor/Advisor
  • Commercial Director, 6 Years, Global Brand
  • Small Business Entrepreneur Team

Speaking Programs

TIME MANAGEMENT: MAKING THE JUICE WORTH THE SQUEEZE    Keynote or Workshop

Today’s best leaders understand the bottom line. They know what they want to accomplish, and yet how the team moves toward key objectives can be inefficient when employees are unaware of the impact that wasted time can have on a strategy, events, sales, decision-making, and morale.

Time management is a critical skill and one that makes a lasting impact on your organization. This content packed presentation (also offered as a workshop) will teach your audience to…

  • Quantify personal time value
  • Evaluate use of time
  • Identify areas of improvement
  • Address major time wasters
  • Promote consistency and accountability

For: Corporate, Entrepreneurs


ENTREPRENEUR INTELLIGENCE: LESSONS LEARNED IN STARTING A BUSINESS  Keynote or Workshop

 Starting out on a small business adventure is exciting! Today’s entrepreneurs set sail to pursue big dreams, and the seas of entrepreneurism can have many ups and downs along the journey. Navigating the trip successfully can positively impact your life, your finances, your health, your confidence, and your relationships. By the same token, failing to read the tides and drifting off course can land your business, your relationships, and your life on the rocks.

This presentation will teach you a new approach to navigating successfully with key skills to…

  • Define your destination
  • Understand boundaries and constraints
  • Create a trip plan
  • Navigate risky waters
  • Celebrate the wins

For: Entrepreneurs, Couples, Women’s events


HUMAN ASSETS: THE IMPACT OF KNOWING YOUR TEAM Keynote or Workshop

In very simple terms, business is just people working with people. Today’s leaders run companies brimming with human beings of all types and potential, with a wide range of temperaments, skills, experiences, and communication styles.

Learn how to discover, engage, and leverage human potential within your organization to make a positive and lasting impact on your business, culture, morale, and retention.

This presentation will teach you a new approach to maximize human potential in your organization with key skills to…

  • Discover your assets
  • Determine gaps
  • Overcome walls
  • Develop potential

For: Corporations, Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Women’s events


YOUR NET WORTHK: IT’S NOT WHAT YOU KNOW Keynote or Workshop

You are wealthier than you think. Learning how to leverage and grow your personal network is a critical skill that makes a lasting impact on your life.

Learn how to discover, engage, and leverage human potential within your organization to make a positive and lasting impact on your business, culture, morale, and retention.

This presentation will teach your audience these key skills and concepts:

  • Barter is back!
  • Any age, any stage
  • How to determine personal worth
  • Relationship mapping
  • NETiquette

For: Small Business, Universities, Entrepreneurs, Women’s events


DESTINATION ANYWHERE: CREATING YOUR PERSONAL AZIMUTH Keynote or Workshop

Your life is shorter even as you read this! You have no time to lose! Grab a notebook and  find a pen. This workshop will inspire you to think big about your life and create tangible, amazing results.

This presentation will teach you to:

  • Recognize the power of dreams
  • Begin at the end
  • Follow three easy steps for success
  • Be honest with yourself
  • Become an amazing outlier

For: Small Business, Universities, Entrepreneurs, Women’s events


Clients

  • University of Washington
  • Battle Tested Veteran’s, NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center, San Diego
  • 425 Live (Women to Watch, Seattle)
  • CNBC “Small Business Week” Panel

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