Michael L. Stahl

Michael L. Stahl is a dynamic professional speaker, CEO group facilitator and business consultant who has delivered more than 2,000 speeches, seminars and training programs in the last 25 years. He is the Founder of Motivational Concepts, a business consulting firm, and is the Co-Founder of The Mental Hygiene Project with Ryan Gallik. Michael provides results-based strategies on how to create inspired performance at every level in your organization and leaders who build trust, respect and commitment. Michael is an alumnus of Oklahoma State University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing.

Michael is a recipient of the prestigious Horatio Alger Scholarship for Distinguished Americans, He is also an eight year volunteer for the association to help disadvantaged young people overcome obstacles and achieve greatness. As a certified black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Michael has learned real-world leadership strategies that will give your organization more effective performance, increased morale and improved bottom-line results.

He learned the secrets of customer service from the Walt Disney Company where he was on the opening team for the world premiere of the Disney/MGM Studios in 1989. As a performance assessment specialist, Michael has worked with companies of all sizes from rapid growth level to Fortune 500 to define challenges and eliminate the source of recurring problems.

Michael has worked with clients in 38 US states and 14 countries. He is a regular guest writer for the online edition of the Orlando Business Journal and has also written for magazines like Entrepreneurial Edge and Marketplace and is the former Managing Editor of Business Solutions Magazine. He has written extensively on the subjects of leadership and inspired performance and is the author of the “Focus Your Power” series of manuals to enhance personal development and business success. He also contributed to the best-selling book, “101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life” and has appeared on CNN Financial News discussing effective business strategies to achieve optimum results.

Michael has been married for 26 years and has a 24 year old son and a 20 year old daughter. He resides in Orlando, FL and travels frequently to work with clients both domestically and abroad.

Ryan Gallik

Ryan Gallik is an award-winning international speaker, trainer & strategic partner who works with organizations to build high-performing occupational safety, health and wellness programs. His inspiring presentations and workshops have helped hundreds of leaders create safer and more productive environments for their employees. He is also the author of Silent Mayday, The Clinician’s Guide to Working with First Responders, which he published in 2019.

He is the founder of Ryan Gallik and Associates, an occupational safety, health and wellness firm, and the co-founder of The Mental Hygiene Project ®. Ryan conceived the idea for The Mental Hygiene Project during his long career as a first responder, where he experienced first-hand the toll that mental health injuries take on people, organizations and communities. He is committed to helping companies prevent mental health injuries through proactive mental hygiene programs.

Ryan has deep experience with developing peer support and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) programs and has worked with many clinical professionals such as psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, and others to create initiatives and partnerships with industries, and refer individuals to clinicians that have the area of expertise that one needs to find post traumatic growth.

He understands what it takes to create effective safety programs; he has 20 years of hands-on experience as a firefighter, EMT, paramedic, and Fire Science educator. He’s also spent years studying the best theories and best practices in mental hygiene programs. Ryan works with managers in large and small companies in a variety of industries to create mental health initiatives that mitigate risk due to mental health injuries. The result is more committed and focused employees, a more resilient workforce, and lower on the job risks.

Ryan’s vision is to create a world where people experiencing mental health injuries like anxiety, depression, burnout, compassion fatigue and post-traumatic stress are treated with respect and dignity – and to influence people to go from the syndrome and into the strategy to being happy and healthy. Ryan’s work with corporations helps leadership teams have awareness, prevent, and mitigate the many forms of mental health injuries that have profound effects at all levels of society.

Ryan is also an avid and experienced traveler, having visited 6 continents, more than 30 countries, and all 50 states, most of them twice. He has a passion for people, culture, culinary arts and exploring the world through local cuisine, and the arts.

Dr. Shannon G. Taylor Ph.D.
Advisory Board – The Mental Hygiene Project

Dr. Shannon Taylor is an Associate Professor of Management at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Taylor is a member of The Mental Hygiene Project Advisory Board and has authored the MHP research project titled, “The Science of Resilience”. This report provides a summary of scientific research findings on resilience. It reflects a review of more than 75 studies spanning the fields of psychology, business, education and medicine. 

Dr. Taylor’s research focuses on leadership and workplace interactions. He has given more than 50 presentations at international conferences, has published in leading journals in management and applied psychology , and his work has been featured by The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CBS This Morning, Fox News, NPR and the BBC. .

Active in the business community, Dr. Taylor consults for public, private, and non-profit organizations in the healthcare, communications, construction, retail, and hospitality industries. He is also a contributor to the Harvard Business Review

Shannon and his wife Laura live in Orlando, FL with their two children. 




Ryan and Michael enjoying a lighthearted moment on the air with the anchors of News 6