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Michael Dermer

Michael Dermer is an entrepreneur authority, lawyer, speaker and author of The Lonely Entrepreneur® and a voice for the soul of the entrepreneur.

Michael did not just found a company – he invented an industry – the industry to reward people for being healthy. The Lonely Entrepreneur was born from Michael’s harrowing experience of living through the “perfect storm” – watching the company he built from scratch to over 500 people over 10 years – the first to reward for being healthy – nearly get destroyed overnight by the 2008 financial crisis. Not only did they survive, they sold the company to a health innovator and are considered the pioneer of the health rewards industry. No one knows more about the journey from struggle to success than Michael.

Today, Michael leads The Lonely Entrepreneur through both its for-profit and non-profit 501c3 organizations to serve the mission to help entrepreneurs turn their passion into success. Michael is a frequent contributor to Forbes, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Authority, Thrive Global and regularly appears in national and international media outlets (MSNBC, CBS, ABC, Telemundo). Michael is also the recipient of the prestigious “Force for Change” Award in 2020 from Leading Women Entrepreneurs recognizing the most innovative leaders of the next decade. Michael is a sought after authority and speaker and has keynoted and acted as judge in over 100 events serving entrepreneurs in the United Sta, Mexico, China, India, the UAE, Croatia, Singapore, Spain, Israel, and other countries throughout the world.

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