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Do these numbers bother you?

  • Organizations with engaged employees outperform companies without engaged employees by 202%

  • Customer retention rates are higher for companies with highly engaged employees (18%).

  • Disengaged workers have higher absenteeism (37%), more accidents (49%), and more errors (60%).

  • Just over half (53%) or workers only give the minimum effort and will leave the company for a better offer.

  • In 2015, the APA suggested that $500 billion is lost annually due to workplace stress. 

  • Companies with higher employee engagement scores see 17% more productivity and a lower employee turnover rate. 

  • Companies with a lot of work pressures have 50% higher health care costs than other companies.






As one of the nation's most dynamic speakers, Michael R. Yearby is dedicated to cultivating diversity in the workplace through interpersonal assessments and conflict management & resolution training, making a significant impact across America's professional workforce.

His passion is palpable, as he's committed to inspiring executives, managers, and employees alike to enhance their performance within their organizations and personal lives. Michael's mission is to transform workplaces by empowering individuals to reach their full potential and create a positive and inclusive environment for all.

"Born to two loving and hardworking parents in Miami, Florida..."


Michael R. Yearby embarked on a journey that has been both challenging and rewarding. His 20 years of dedicated military service have been fundamental to his educational and professional successes, and they have instilled in him a deep passion for inspiring others.

As a diligent student, Michael acquired an Associate's Degree in Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology from the Community College of the Air Force in Maxwell AFB, AL. He further expanded his educational prowess by earning a BS in Business Leadership from the University of Arizona Global Campus in Chandler, AZ.

Professionally, Michael has been blessed with the opportunity to work and lead Airmen in various locations worldwide. His role as a Propulsion Section Chief, essentially an Administrative Project Manager, has taken him to bases from North Dakota to Louisiana in the United States and from Japan to Germany abroad. His experience spans Minot AFB in North Dakota, Kadena AB in Japan, McConnell AFB in Kansas, Kunsan AB in South Korea, Spangdahlem AB in Germany, and Barksdale AFB in Louisiana. Each assignment has added to his professional acumen, broadening his worldview and fortifying his dedication to service.

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Well, Here's His Story...

Michael R. Yearby is a seasoned military professional, emerging author, and dedicated life learner from Miami, Florida. A sense of duty ignited in his youth led him to join the military at just 17 years old, a commitment that has spanned over two decades. His path was profoundly influenced by the 9/11 event, instilling a deeper understanding of service to the country and community.

Michael’s military tenure specializes in Aerospace Maintenance, notably in Aerospace Propulsion, and has seen him living in over ten countries. Many certifications, including Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, The Workplace and Personal Wellness Foundations, Inclusive and Ethical Leadership, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace, and a General Radiotelephone Operator License, underscore his achievements in the field.

Currently, near completion of his Business Leadership degree with honors from The University of Arizona Global Campus, Michael pairs practical experience with academic acumen. His consistent high performance has earned him a remarkable 3.95 GPA.

With an active mind and body, Michael’s interests are as varied as they are numerous. From physical pursuits like working out and running to cerebral activities like web development and AI/Machine Learning, his zest for life is palpable. He channels his creativity into graphic design, writing horror and murder mystery short stories, and crafting insightful blog posts covering various topics from business innovation to mental health initiatives.

Michael’s professional proficiency extends beyond the military workspace, with specialized skills in five engines and four different aircraft. He is also a gifted speaker, enlightening audiences on a spectrum of topics from self-awareness and time management to the value of education and understanding one’s purpose.

Guided by personal values of transparency, integrity, humility, courage, empathy, and appreciation, Michael lives by the golden rule, treating others as he would wish to be treated. His mission is simple yet profound: “To serve and be of service.”

His aspirations extend far into the future. He plans to elevate his blog to global recognition, complete his Master of Business Administration Degree within a year, and become a New York Times bestselling author. He aims to create the best personal and professional development programs, be a highly successful content creator, host a top-ranking podcast, and provide his family with the utmost love and support. Michael’s boundless drive is to reach his goals and inspire and aid others in getting theirs.

The Inception... "Seeing a need, he created, designed, and operates"

LIFExTalks is a comprehensive global platform designed to develop our service-members, spark innovation, and support our military families through educational programs & courses, in-person conferences and virtual support groups. is championed by JoAnne S. Bass the nineteenth Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, Roger A. Towberman the first Chief Master Sergeant of the Space Force, and the Department of the Air Force’s Fortify the Force Initiative Team (FFIT).