Michael is a well-established author of thought leadership articles in online publications such as Forbes, Inc., Huffington Post, Authority Magazine, and Thrive Global on topics such as purpose-driven leadership, company culture, social impact, and employee engagement and retention. He also shares his facilities management expertise in case studies, industry publications, and workshops.

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Michael’s blog is home to a library of posts sharing his personal story and offering his expertise for young leaders and entrepreneurs.


Broken to Better: To Be Better Every Day, Be Better Today

When I upended my life and drove from New York to California, my mind was on finding clients, finding vendors, and, of course, turning a profit. Becoming an industry thought…


Broken to Better: How to Lead for the Future

What truly defines a strong leader? Is it inherent talent or a skill honed over time? In my experience, effective leadership is a blend of both natural ability and continuous…


Broken to Better: How to Build a Social Impact Program with Purpose

The first year for any entrepreneur is the “hair on fire” year. My co-founder Kiira Belonzi and I juggled endless tasks, from securing clients to delivering quality work and…


Broken to Better: Scaling Your Business for Sustainable Growth

In the early days of our business, my partner Kiira Belonzi and I worked together on all Branded Group operations. Kiira learned the ins and outs of payroll, we put…


Thought Leadership

Branded Group CEO Michael Kurland is an industry thought leader, contributing to a variety of notable and respected publications. Take a look at his most recent articles and speaking engagements.

Invest In Your Organization’s Most Valuable Players

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

#BeBetter Podcasts

To Michael Kurland, Be Better is more than a tagline for the company he founded, it’s a culture that permeates his organization, propelling the team to Be Better to each other, their clients and their communities as well as to themselves. Each week on the #BeBetter podcast, Michael interviews leaders who authentically exemplify how they are being better in their professional and personal lives.






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