Be a guest on the #BeBetter Podcast

Podcast Overview

#BeBetter Podcast with Michael Kurland logoTo Michael Kurland, #BeBetter is more than a tagline for the company he co-founded; it’s a culture that inspires the Branded Group team to #BeBetter to clients, colleagues, the community, and to each other. Tune in each week as Michael interviews purpose-driven leaders whose commitment to #BeBetter has paved the way toward cultural transformation.

Be A Guest

Portrait of Michael Kurland, CEO of Branded Group

About Michael Kurland

As an award-winning CEO of a successful national facilities management company, Michael is committed to leading with purpose, giving back to his community, and living a healthy lifestyle. 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 and valued clients.

Michael is a well-established author of industry thought leadership articles in online publications such as Forbes, Inc., Huffington Post, and Thrive Global. His philosophy of expressing gratitude in the workplace and giving have made him a sought-after speaker on topics such as leadership, company culture, entrepreneurship, multi-site facility management, and teamwork. Michael’s book, “Broken to Better – 13 Ways Not to Fail at Life and Leadership” is due to be published in 2022.

Podcast Process

Being a guest on the #BeBetter with Michael Kurland podcast couldn’t be easier. One call does it all!  Check out our BeBetter Conversation Starters.

Before the show, we’ll ask you to provide your bio, headshot, and digital assets. Then we will schedule the recording. We’ll develop the promotional content, which we will share with you so that you too can promote the show to your friends and followers.

That’s it! We take care of it all so you can sit back and enjoy sharing your #BeBetter leadership story with Michael. Contact us with any questions.

To be considered as a guest on the show, please email Lauren Miskofsky by clicking the button below.

Be A Guest

Podcast Conversation Starters

  1. Tell our audience a little about yourself and your company/organization.
  2. Why is having a solid mission, core values and vision important to you/your organization?
  3. How do you exemplify leadership with your team, your clients, and your community?
  4. What is one characteristic that you believe every leader should possess?
  5. What was a challenge you had to overcome in your leadership style?
  6. What does purpose-driven leadership mean to you?
  7. How do you incorporate wellness into your lifestyle? Your organization?
  8. How do you promote a culture of diversity in your organization?
  9. How do you keep your team agile? What does agility mean to you and your organization?
  10. How do you empower your team to be change agents and leaders?


Josh Greco portrait“I have great respect for the purposefulness with which Michael Kurland leads his life.  His approach is equal parts strategic and live-in-the-moment.  It’s cool to collaborate with someone who understands the importance of the balance of these 2 things – in his business, in his projects, and in his personal life.”

—Joshua Greco, Coach, ProAdvisor Coach


Michelle Wax portrait“I had such a blast being on the BeBetter podcast! The conversation was engaging and Michael is such a delight to work with. Really appreciated the organization of the logistics and scheduling as well.”

—Michelle Wax, Founder at American Happiness Project



Portrait of Michael C. Bush“Thank you, Michael, I was honored to be a guest on the Be Better podcast. I enjoyed sharing the data-driven best practices from our many global Great Place to Work® certified organizations.  In these challenging times, effective and empathetic leadership can drive cultural transformation, improve employee engagement, and make any company A Great Place to Work For All.”

—Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work


West Stringfellow portrait“BeBetter” is not just a brand, it is also a mantra. I am grateful to have had the safe space to speak candidly with Michael. Like me, he recognizes that life’s road is filled with speed-traps, detours and potholes. We drove with the arrogance of road rage, but have since learned that contentment and fulfillment come from sharing the road. If you’re a fellow traveler, tune in.

—West Stringfellow, Founder and CEO of HowDo


Portrait of Laura Hertz“Being on the BeBetter podcast was such a blast! Michael is so fun to speak with, and how could anyone not love speaking about giving back to others? Highly recommend to any guest considering being a guest on his show!”

—Laura Hertz, CEO & Co-Founder, Gifts for Good 


Portrait of Taylor Martin, Web accessibility expert“Really enjoyed being on Mike’s show. He’s a great conservationist because he’s 100% present and honestly wants to hear other people’s points of view. I believe it’s he’s inquisitive mindset and genuineness that made the show so much fun. We were able to sit back and discuss matters in a pleasant professional atmosphere. Good times.”

—Taylor Martin, Founder of Design Positive

Past Episodes

Be Better with Michael Kurland has featured a number of informative and inspiring guests who have shared their stories on purpose-driven leadership, giving back, gratitude, and overcoming challenges. In each episode, insights and best practices on how to Be Better are discussed so that listeners can implement them quickly and easily. There’s always something new to learn on the Be Better with Michael Kurland podcast.






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