Michael I. Kaplan is a Military Veteran with 25 years of experience with entrepreneurial small business ventures, and a Notable Alumni from Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia.
He served as a non-commissioned officer in the 11th Special Forces Group (Airborne) as a linguist and advisor on Soviet Special Operations Forces. He continues to be a passionate advocate for veterans transitioning into the civilian workforce, and consults for those considering the pursuit of entrepreneurial small business ventures.
Michael is a professional speaker, bestselling author, and instructor who designs and instructs professional development training programs for academic institutions, Chambers of Commerce, and business organizations.
Areas of expertise include:
- Military-to-Civilian Training Programs
- Keynote Speaking / Workforce Training Seminars
- Negotiation Strategy
- Social Media & Offline Networking
- Entrepreneurship and Lean Business Start-Up
Michael regularly speaks at academic institutions, conferences and discussion forums, and a variety of business organizations across the United States. His energetic lecture style and interactive teaching methods ensure the training offered to participants is interesting as well as educational. He also regularly writes and publishes articles for business journals, veteran organizations and advocacy groups.