Drawing from 30+ years of experience as a businessman and entrepreneur, Mike Novakoski uses dynamic storytelling to excite and engage audiences around the topics of right-brained business transformation and employee-centric company culture.

Speaking Topics

The EV Story

Mike tells the story of how he and his partners transformed EV Construction from a commercial construction company to an oddity in its markets. Topics include:

  • What it means to shift the focus from customers to your employees
  • Changing from left-brained to right-brained approach to leadership
  • How to create a path for change within your organization

Identify The Employee Journey

Discover how to enhance employee engagement, strengthen onboarding and connect people to your business or organization for the long term. Topics include:

  • The Blueprint for Success: Onboarding Program
  • How to use a Talent Sieve™ to vet new hires and promotions
  • Strategies for attracting and retaining top talent
  • How and why to identify your company’s A.B.S. (Artifacts, Beliefs and Stories)

uMap™: Make Work Meaningful

Mike walks you through the tool that took EV to the next level—uMap™, a visual representation of each employee on a personal and professional level.

What They’re Saying

“One member said the best thing that has happened to him in the last thirty days was attending our event. Fabulous content. Thought provoking! Great visuals and real world examples.”

- Sarah Lehman,

Young Presidents Organization, Utah

“You think it’s about processes and end goals, but it takes people to get there. Hearing ways to impact people and motivate them the way they want to be motivated is incredible knowledge!”

- Nolan Kamer,

Lakeshore Human Resources Association

“We love how he worked to build trust and synergy amongst the team during the retreat!” 

- Attendee,


“One of the best presentations I have seen. I’m really going to use this going forward in the workplace and in life.” 

- Attendee,

5/3 Bank Presentation

Recent Experience

Global Leadership Conference, 2019

Young Presidents Organization – Edge
Cape Town, South Africa

Lakeshore Human Resource Management Association, 2019

Holland, MI

WM CEO Summit 2020

Grand Rapids, MI

Construction Industry Network Roundtable, 2020

Young Presidents Organization
Phoenix, AZ

Family Business Alliance, 2020

Grand Rapids, MI

Macatawa Bank, 2020

Hudsonville, MI

Additional Clients

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