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Michael Kurland

As an award-winning CEO, Michael Kurland is committed to leading with purpose, giving back to his community, and living a healthy lifestyle. Whether he is hosting his #BeBetter with Michael Kurland podcast, sharing his insights in thought leadership articles, or speaking to other purpose-driven leaders, Michael’s focus is simple: BeBetter.

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#BeBetter with Michael Kurland Podcast

To Michael, BeBetter is more than a catchphrase. It’s the culture that permeates his organization, propelling his team to BeBetter to each other, their customers, their communities, and themselves. Tune in each week as Michael interviews esteemed, purpose-driven leaders who want to BeBetter.

#BeBetter Podcast

Thought Leadership

Michael Kurland is a member of the Forbes Business Council and an accomplished author in industry publications such as, Thrive Global, and The Huffington Post. Michael writes about how a solid company culture can transform businesses, improve engagement and retention, and create leaders who want to BeBetter.

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Three Traits Every Next-Generation Leader Must Possess

Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone To Leave A Legacy

The Empathy Evolution: Why A Culture Of Caring Is Essential In Business Today

How to Inspire a Healthy Lifestyle for Your Team
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About Michael

As an award-winning CEO of a successful national facilities management company, Michael leads with purpose, empathy, and authenticity. Michael launched Branded Group in 2014 and has led its year-over-year exponential growth, cultural transformation, and the cultivation of a highly regarded team of industry experts. His clear vision to #BeBetter has resulted in deep and long-lasting client and partner relationships, innovative facility maintenance programs that drive customer satisfaction, and a respected position in the industry. Michael attributes the company’s success to his loyal team, valued clients, and trusted vendors.

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Social Impact

Michael has led the development of his company’s award-winning philanthropic program, One-for-One, which has benefited organizations such as Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, California and Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk County, New York, Feeding America, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, and many more. Over the years, Michael has participated a variety of volunteering events. His efforts are rooted in his desire to leave a legacy for his company and to ensure that the collective efforts of his team make a difference in people’s lives.


Michael Kurland is a sought-after speaker appearing on popular podcasts as well as industry events, sharing his insights about purpose-driven leadership.

His informative presentations, rooted in his book, Broken to Better: 13 Ways Not To Fail At Leadership And Life provide audiences with a wealth of knowledge and best practices on company culture, workforce development, and social impact.

Audience members leave with actionable next steps they can implement immediately to be successful in transforming their organizations to BeBetter for their clients, partners, and community.

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