Michael L. Stahl

Michael L. Stahl is a dynamic professional speaker, CEO group facilitator and business consultant who has delivered more than 2,500 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 is a Master Trainer for the Harrison Assessment Behavioral Traits Profile and has done nearly 1,000 individual psychological analyses and debriefs around the world. He understands how stress affects performance at every level in organizations and works to provide leaders with the tools they need to engage in “healthy leadership”.  Michael is an alumnus of Oklahoma State University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing and he has experienced how business results converge with mental health.

A recipient of the prestigious Horatio Alger Scholarship for Distinguished Americans, Michael is also an eight year volunteer for the association to help disadvantaged young people overcome obstacles, achieve total wellness and accomplish their goals. A certified black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Michael has learned how to use focus and mindfulness to enhance mental health and live with more balance, both personally and professionally. 

Michael is a member of the International Positive Psychology Association and as a performance assessment specialist, he has worked with companies of all sizes from rapid growth to Fortune 500 level. From individual coaching to team strategy, he has utilized an understanding of behavioral traits and tendencies to define challenges and eliminate the source of recurring problems.

Michael has worked with clients in 38 US states and 14 countries. He has been 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 how to avoid and overcome burnout. 

Michael has been married for 26 years and has a 25 year old son and a 21 year old daughter. He resides in Orlando, FL, loves the Pittsburgh Steelers and travels frequently to work with clients both domestically and abroad.

Ryan Gallik
EMT-P, FD-HSO, FD-ISO

Ryan Gallik is an award-winning international speaker, trainer & business consultant who works with organizations to build high-performing teams and organizations by building total employee health, which includes mental health. His inspiring keynotes, breakouts and workshops have helped thousands of leaders create a happier, healthier workforce, which lead to more productive and creative environments. He is also the author of Silent Mayday, The Clinician’s Guide to Working with First Responders.

He is the founder of Ryan Gallik and Associates, an occupational safety, health and wellness consulting 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 Firefighter/Paramedic, 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 over 15 years of experience working with Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and Peer Support Teams. He 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 specific expertise (Cultural Competency) that one needs to recover and to even find post traumatic growth after trauma.

In June 2021, Ryan was appointed as Board of Directors for the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Greater Orlando Chapter (NAMIGO). While he currently sits ont he board, his first term begins in January 2022.

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, business and families.

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