Green Festival Speakers

Michael Bush



As president and founder of 8 Factors, Michael C. Bush has more than 30 years of management experience and has helped thousands of entrepreneurs improve their businesses. A prolific entrepreneur, turnaround consultant, and educator, Michael’s paradigm-shifting approach to business, distills the best content from business books, MBA theory, and personal insight into a powerfully simple and practical method: The 8 Factors.

A charismatic speaker, he draws on lessons from his childhood, to offer personal accounts that are revealing, humorous, and insightful. Through his entertaining, honest, and inspiring style, Michael forges immediate and lasting connections with audiences.

Michael received his M.S. in Management from The Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. In addition to his management consulting work, he sits on the board of Inner City Advisors and teaches entrepreneurship courses at a number of institutions including: Stanford University, Mills College, Holy Names University, and St. John’s University. He is a member of President Obama's White House Business Council, a group that meets at the White House to help shape policy on issues that impact small businesses and promote economic prosperity and job creation in urban areas.