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Michael Rager Michael Rager

Speaker, Trainer, Coach | The John Maxwell Group


Experienced speaker who targets leaders





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Leadership is the difference maker and the deal breaker. It's how we grow organizations. It's how we impact lives. But, as you also know, leadership cannot be an idea we simply talk about. Leadership is the action we must live out.

As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Trainer and Speaker, I can offer you workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding your personal and professional growth through study and practical application of John's proven leadership methods. Working together, I will move you and/or your team or organization in the desired direction to reach your goals.

I was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1965, and have been married to my wife Sharon since 2006. We had our first child Cameron in May of 2011.

Since receiving my Master’s Degree in Aquatic Biology from Central Michigan University I have travelled the U.S. extensively as a corporate and private environmental consultant working on some of the largest natural gas pipelines constructed in the country. This experience allowed me to work closely with corporate executives, federal agencies, project design engineers and field construction staff.

As a corporate consultant for AECOM, The Louis Berger Group and 3D/International, I assisted companies such as Duke Energy, SoCal Edison/Edison Mission Energy, TransCanada Pipeline, Williams Gas Pipeline and Boardwalk Pipeline by ensuring environmental compliance on over 500 miles of Natural Gas Pipeline installation. As an independent contractor I have worked with the Exxon Mobil, Williams Communications, Enbridge, Spectra Energy and Williams Pipelines.

Wanting a change, I began a career shift that has included working with Primerica Financial Services since 2003. This is where I was introduced to John Maxwell and his leadership training. After seeing John present in person twice and listening to his monthly CD’s I knew if I ever had a chance to meet and work with John I would jump at the chance. John and I actually met at Lakewood Church in 2007 and shared a laugh while discussing Terry Bradshaw’s talk during his leadership simulcast.

In 2011, I continued my career shift and began working the #1 Business Coaching firm in the world and in Texas; ActionCOACH and N3Coaching. I know that joining forces with the #1 Leadership Coaching Company and the #1 Business Coaching Company will help change the lives of so many people here in Houston.

Industry Expertise (5)

Business Services

Corporate Training

Corporate Leadership

Oil and Gas

Training and Development

Areas of Expertise (3)



Business Success

Education (2)

Central Michigan University: M.S., Aquatic Biology 1997

Central Michigan University: B.S., Biology 1988

Affiliations (2)

  • The John Maxwell Company
  • ActionCOACH

Sample Talks (1)

Everyone Communicates Few Connect

If you can connect with others- one-on-one, in groups, and with an audience ? your sense of community improves, your ability to create team work increases, and your influence skyrockets. People who connect with others have better relationships, experience less conflict, and get more things done than those who cannot connect. Leaders who have learned the art of connection are able to communicate their ideas persuasively, establishing buy-in and attracting followers.



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Author Appearance


1500 to 7500 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee