Make Your Next Event Magnificent With
Mike O'Neill

Keynote Speaker  •  Podcast Guest  •  Actionable Takeaways  •  Memorable Experiences


What Does Your Audience Need?

Manufacturing companies want to attract and retain high-value employees. Mike teaches them how to raise productivity levels, improve morale, and increase profits. He explains tricky management concepts in a way that's easy to understand and leaves your audience with practical tips and tools they can implement immediately.

Increased Profits

Profit margins are directly impacted by your ability to plan ahead and execute on the plan. Mike teaches how to plan ahead for both client demands and employee needs, so that they can maximize profits and minimize wasted time and expenses.

Improved Morale

It can feel exhausting to continually evaluate everyone's emotions and mental health while you're trying to scale a company and meet client demands. Mike has easy-to-implement strategies to improve morale without losing sight of the client's needs along the way.

Greater Productivity

Productivity starts with your senior leadership and trickles down from there affecting every level of employee throughout your company. Mike reveals practical strategies and tactics to quickly increase productivity as well as a system for continuous improvement over time.


Mike is a full-time entrepreneur, podcast host, devoted father, and loving husband. Before launching Bench Builders, he held senior roles in Shaw and Mohawk — both Fortune 500 manufacturing companies. He's worked with clients around the world as they scaled their companies quickly, building his knowledge of how to create the right recipe for success and learning how to pivot and avoid potential problems.

Mike holds a B.S., Psychology from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and an M.Ed., Human Resource Development from Vanderbilt University. He's a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and Certified Compensation Professional (CCP). He's also certified to administer and facilitate DiSC® Profile Workshops and Assessments.

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What Can Mike Do For You?

Mike is able to create a unique experience for your audience across a variety of different events — in person and virtual.

Podcasts & Interviews

Mike is available to be interviewed for podcasts, blogs, and other educational and entertaining content.

Workshops & Retreats

From short virtual workshops to in-person corporate retreats and everything in between, Mike creates actionable experiences.

Keynote Presentations

You can book Mike to deliver engaging and transformative keynote presentations for your audience at your event.


What Clients Are Saying...

Mike is the real deal. He helped me mentally prepare for the difficult conversation I needed to have to sever a business relationship with a long-time contact. I was supported in advance of the conversation as he helped me to consider all the angles, how to avoid burning a bridge, and I felt well prepared to make a graceful exit. On the day it took place, Mike even called to check in on me. We haven’t been working together for very long, yet I already feel completely supported and like I have a coach who has got my back. I’m looking forward to carrying on with his insightful approach to helping me get “unstuck”.


Mike is someone who not only works well with people, he understands organizations. He has a knack for getting to the bottom of things. He can think fast in a crisis and is rarely "rattled" by tension or conflict. In fact, he is at his best in helping to resolve such situations.

Tyler Downing


Mike is a great leader, teacher, student and friend! His leadership skills and ability to adapt to diverse situations have always impressed me. I have always known Mike to attack projects and issues professionally and compassionately, even in tough circumstances.

Randy Waskul


I've never known anyone with such a perfect combination of skill, experience, compassion, and raw talent. If you have the opportunity to work with Bench Builders, you should take it! From the workshop to the day-to-day business troubleshooting, they know how to cut through the chaos and get results.

Christina Hooper


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Which Of These Blockers Are Keeping Your Company From Growing?

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