Have you lost your “mojo” when it comes to work?

  • Are you struggling with how to create a more positive, collaborative workplace environment?

  • Do you want to be known as an inspiring leader that leaves behind an inspiring legacy?

  • Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed or disengaged at work?

  • Do you wonder what it would take for YOUR workplace to earn the reputation for being one of the “best places to work” in your industry or in your community?

  • Are you frustrated with the lack of real communication at work and working with employees who operate in “silos” with a bunker mentality?

  • Have you struggled getting your employees to embrace a service-first mindset to consistently deliver customer service that truly wows your customers?

  • Are you tired of working in a soul-sucking, fun-sucking, Dilbert-like work environment?

My mission is to help leaders truly lead and to help organizations re-energize their workplace culture.

Meet Hall of Fame Speaker, Michael Kerr


After working in a soul-destroying, dysfunctional workplace, I decided to make it my mission to help leaders truly lead and to help organizations re-energize their workplace culture. 

My passion is sharing real life examples of leaders and organizations that have transformed their culture from a “have to” kind of workplace to a “want to” kind of workplace that drives outrageous results

Take the AFA JCDecaux office in Copenhagen, Denmark, who, after only 6 months, went from being an already highly successful company to an even greater level of success by re-energizing their culture. A company where, after only 6 months, virtually every employee agreed with the statement, “I now work for a brand new company!”  

Or consider Argus Industries,from Winnipeg, who have embraced the mantra “Work is hard enough as it is without making it any harder!”. Argus has had virtually zero employee turnover over 10 years because they’ve focused intentionally on building their culture.    

And if you’ve ever doubted that it’s truly possible to dramatically change an entire culture, especially a dysfunctional culture, consider the compelling story of the USS Benfold: A missile destroyer in the US Navy that went from a crew retention rate of 28% to 100%, and transformed itself from a work environment plagued with problems to, after only 15 months, winning an award as the best ship in the US Navy. 

These, and so many other success stories from around the world demonstrate that you really can shift your culture in meaningful ways - and often, that shift can happen relatively quickly and painlessly - as long as you commit to investing intentionally in your culture!

Which is why I’ve created one of the most-comprehensive e-learning courses on workplace culture you’ll find anywhere.


The Culture Leadership Academy is a one-stop, comprehensive site designed to help you, your team, and your entire organization take your workplace culture to the next level of success in order to drive outrageous business results.


The results you, your employees, and your customers deserve!


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Welcome to The Culture Leadership Academy

A word from Michael Kerr

You want to...

  • CREATE A LASTING LEGACY by learning what it takes to become a truly inspiring leader that creates a lasting legacy in your workplace .

  • REGAIN YOUR “WORKPLACE MOJO” by creating a more positive, meaningful, and yes, even fun work environment that puts people first.

  • COMMUNICATE WITH CONFIDENCE by learning what it takes to create a more open, honest workplace culture that supports real conversations and honest feedback.

  • FINISH YOUR WORKDAY FEELING ENERGIZED instead of drained by reimagining your sense of purpose and meaning at work.

  • LEARN WHAT IT TAKES TO LEAD A HIGH-PERFORMING TEAM that drives the kind of results that will make you feel proud of your team and your workplace.

  • ATTRACT GREAT EMPLOYEES: Create an inspiring culture that attracts top talent - employees that are the perfect match for your culture, employees that will drive results, employees that will make YOUR life easier!

  • BUILD A CULTURE OF LEADERS LEADING LEADERS...and experience less stress, fewer conflicts, and a greater sense of well-being

Here's how the Culture Leadership Academy will help you achieve your goals:

  • 12 idea-packed, energizing modules, including more than 11 hours of content over 80 micro-learning videos from Hall of Fame, international business speaker, trainer, and author Michael Kerr.

  • "The Humor Advantage: Why Some Businesses are Laughing All the Way to the Bank" e-book

  • "Hire, Inspire, and Fuel Their Fire: How to Recruit, Onboard, and Train New Employees to Live Your Culture Out Loud" e-book

  • "Inspiring Questions for Inspiring Workplaces" e-book

  • "Inspiring Workplaces: Creating the Kind of Workplace Where everyone Wants to Work" e-book

  • Over 20 articles and e-learning resources packed with even more ideas

  • Bonus video interviews with workplace culture authors and leaders

  • Links to added-value resources

  • A recommended reading guide

What's in the course?

  • 1

    Welcome

    • Introduction

    • How to Navigate

  • 2

    Why Culture Matters

    • Turning Your Culture Ship Around

    • Three Reasons Why the 'Why' Matters

    • Culture is Your #1 Competitive Advantage

    • Attract Employees Who Will Strengthen Your Culture

    • Help Your Employees Stick Around a While

    • Create a 'Want To' Instead of a 'Have To' Workplace

    • Create a Culture That Supports Less Stress & More Success

    • The Culture and Communication Chicken & Egg Relationship

    • The Service-First Culture

    • The Transformative Power of a Culture That Puts People First

    • Bonus video: Late Breaking News About Employee Happiness

    • Module 1 Quiz

  • 3

    Defining and Assessing Your Culture

    • Being Intentional About Your Culture

    • What is This Creature Called Culture

    • Defining and Assessing Your Culture - Part 1

    • Defining and Assessing Your Culture - Part 2

    • Re-imagining Your Ideal Culture

    • Bonus Video - What About the Micro-cultures

    • Additonal Resources: Inspiring Questions for Inspiring Workplaces

    • Module 2 Quiz

  • 4

    Being an Intentional, Inspiring Culture Leader

    • A Tale of Two Cultures

    • Leadership is About Who You Are, Not What You Are

    • Leadership is About People Not the Stuff

    • Culture Leaders See the Big Picture

    • Culture Leaders Think Long Term

    • How to Be An Intentional Culture Leader

    • Module 3 Quiz

  • 5

    Value Your Values

    • The Transformative Power of Values

    • Actions Speak Louder Than Words

    • Translate Your Values Into Behaviors - Part 1

    • Translate Your Values Into Behaviors -Part 2

    • Translate Your Values Into Behaviors -Part 3

    • Live Your Values Out Loud

    • Values are Lines in the Sand

    • Module 4 Quiz

  • 6

    Hire, Inspire, and Fuel Their Fire

    • All Aboard

    • Promoting Your Culture to Attract the Right Employees

    • Seven Recruitment Trends - Part1

    • Seven Recruitment Trends - Part 2

    • Before Day One

    • You Had Me At Hello

    • Training New Employees To Live Your Culture Out Loud

    • Additional Resources

    • Module 5 Quiz

  • 7

    Creating a Sense of Purpose and Meaning at Work

    • Why You Need to Be More Purposeful About Being Purposeful at Work

    • That Vision Thing

    • Connecting People To Purpose

    • Module 6 Quiz

  • 8

    Communication is Everything and Everything is Communication

    • The Cost of Organizational Silence

    • It's Not Just What You Say, It's How You Say It

    • 7 Habits of Highly Effective Culture Communicators

    • Giving Employees a Voice

    • Busting Silos and Building Connections

    • Creating a Coaching Culture of Feedback & Feedforward - Part One

    • Creating a Coaching Culture of Feedback & Feedforward - Part Two

    • The Power of Daily Team Huddles

    • You've Got to Start Meeting Like This - Part One

    • You've Got to Start Meeting Like This - Part Two

    • Additional Resources

    • Module 7 Quiz

  • 9

    Creating a Culture of Creativity and Innovation

    • Ideas Are the Currency of Success

    • What Blocks the Flow of Ideas at Work

    • The Power of Questions to Drive the Creative Process

    • Getting More Ideas and Better Ideas - Part One

    • Getting More Ideas and Better Ideas - Part Two

    • How to Improve the Odds That the Best Idea Wins

    • How to Improve the Odds That the Best Idea Wins

    • Turning Ideas Into Action

    • Additional Resources

    • Module 8 Quiz

  • 10

    Employee Engagement - Turning Employees into Raving Ambassadors

    • Money Isn't Always Honey

    • The Power of Purpose

    • The Power of Power

    • Are You Making Any Progress?

    • Being Passionate About Passion

    • Creating a Culture of Pride, Praise, and Recognition - Part One

    • Creating a Culture of Pride, Praise, and Recognition - Part Two

    • Getting Personal

    • Additional Resources

    • Module 9 Quiz

  • 11

    Creating a Service-First Mindset and Culture

    • Creating a Service-First Mindset and Culture

    • Five Customer Service Messages

    • Anticipating Customers_ Needs

    • Find a Way to Say Yes

    • Going the Extra Inch

    • Going the Extra Mile

    • Last Impressions Last

    • Additional Resources

    • Module 10 Quiz

  • 12

    Putting Humor to Work for Less Stress and More Success

    • Why Humor at Work is No Joke

    • Constructive vs Destructive Humor at Work

    • What About the Fun-Suckers?

    • The Reframing Power of Humor

    • Building Resiliency with Humor

    • The Rejuvenating Power of Humor at Work

    • How To Jumpstart More Fun at Work

    • Additional Resources

    • Module 11 Quiz

  • 13

    Jumpstarting a Culture Shift

    • Start Where You Are

    • Culture Leadership Academy Review Part One

    • Culture Leadership Academy Review Part Two

    • Being a Good Neighbor at Work

    • Jump Starting a Culture Shift

    • Additional Resources

    • Module 12 Quiz

PLUS get these bonuses!

  • New Videos

    Exclusive access to new videos throughout the year!

  • eBooks

    FOUR downloadable business e-books written by Michael Kerr! (an $80 value)

  • 100% Money-Back Guarantee

    100% money back guarantee within 7 days provided that you have not viewed or completed more than 10% of the course/program.

Rave Reviews

United Therapeutics

Martine Rothblatt, Chairman and CEO

“Michael held the full attention of our Senior Management Team for 4 hours! His leadership philosophy is a fantastic approach that I have encouraged my team to carry forward. I absolutely recommend Michael’s fabulous persona without hesitation.”

Sandvik Canada, Inc.

Dave Thompson, CFO & President

“Michael’s presentation was beyond excellent! You have the unique ability to both entertain and educate, and our audience all felt you had a good understanding of our business challenges, and were darn funny at the same time!”

Orthotics Prosthetics Canada

Dana Cooper, Executive Director

“Michael Kerr was brilliant! An incredible session that received a standing ovation from the audience of healthcare practitioners.”

Public Services and Procurement Canada

Paola Zurro

“Thanks to your suggestions, staff feel engaged and empowered to start creating an inspiring workplace. You have made a huge, positive impact in just 90 minutes!”

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Kevin Walsh, Chief Marketing & Sales Officer

“I wanted to share with you the amazing customer comments we’ve been receiving - it’s a direct result of your influence. I want you to know that your work makes a real difference!”

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is this academy for?

    I’m going to be honest with you. This is an in-depth program, so it’s not for everybody! If you aren’t seriously committed to making changes to your culture then this isn’t for you!

    Even though I’ll be sharing loads of relevant, easily-implementable ideas, understand that there are no quick fixes or silver bullets. You need to be committed to setting aside the time to do this course and you need to commit to acting!

    The Culture Leadership Academy is aimed at any leader (in the true sense of the word) interested in making a positive, substantial impact on their workplace.

    Yes, leadership starts at the highest levels in any organization, so we recommend as many of your managers and supervisors enlist as possible if you are going to make a real difference in your workplace.

    But remember, in order to change your culture you need as many allies as possible! You need as many people singing from the same proverbial song book as possible, so we recommend key frontline influencers sign up as well: employees who are involved in culture committees, employees you’ve identified as potential future management candidates, and employees who are known as being positive forces should sign up as well!

    And for many companies, I believe you will realize an enormous benefit and return on investment by ensuring all of your employees gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to contribute to a high-performing culture.

  • Is there a specific start and end date for the course?

    No, you can learn at your own pace and begin as soon as you’ve registered. You have access to all the material for a full calendar year from the time you sign up, longer if you renew your access.

  • How long will it take to complete all the videos?

    We suggest anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks. We strongly recommend that you commit to a regular learning schedule that is going to work for you. If you don’t create a schedule chances are you won’t complete it; conversely if you try to tackle it all at once you may feel overwhelmed!

    There are 12 modules, so it may work well for you to commit to just one module per week for 12 weeks and take your time to really reflect on the material. Or, if time permits, you might tackle 3 modules per week, you can complete the course in 4 weeks.

  • How applicable is the content if I work for a small company or I’m in a unique industry?

    Although no two businesses are alike, the lessons about building a strong culture, motivating and engaging employees, and delivering outstanding service applies to virtually every imaginable work situation - whether you’re a team of 5 people or an organization of 50,000; whether you’re a government agency, non-profit association, or private business.

    And the examples shared in the course run the gamut in terms of size and types of organizations, so although some ideas may not work in your particular situation, we are confident there will be more than enough relevant ideas to work in any situation!

  • Can I earn professional learning credits for the course?

    Depending on your professional designation and association, you may earn professional credits. We will be looking to add more professional designations and associations over time - if you feel your professional/association affiliation may be a candidate for accreditation, please let us know!

  • Is there a quiz included?

    Because the course has been set up to earn professional learning credits, there are multiple test questions at the end of each module. We also included a quiz because we wanted to help reinforce some key messages.

    You will need 60% to pass each module and move on - but you can take the test as many times as needed until you pass! And yes, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement once you’ve completed the course and quiz.

  • What if I decide quickly that the course just isn’t a good fit for me?

    No worries! We offer a 100% money back guarantee within 7 days provided that you have not viewed or completed more than 10% of the course/program.

  • After completing the course, are there more resources or any additional help available to help make sure we don’t lose momentum and implement these great ideas?

    You bet! I’d be happy to discuss options with you that will work best for you - whether it’s a live onsite presentation, one-on-one or group coaching, or follow-up webinars. I’d also be happy to refer some of my trusted partners to help you with specific needs that I may not be able to help you or your organization with.

Learn from the best!

Michael Kerr's achievements include:

  • Hall of Fame

    Michael Kerr was inducted into the Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame in 2008

  • Forbes & Business Insider

    A frequent contributor to Forbes online and Business Insider

  • Top 75 Blogs

    His "Inspiring Workplaces" blog has been recognized as one of the top-75 workplace blogs in the world

Transform your Workplace!

The Culture Leadership Academy is a one-stop, comprehensive site designed to help you, your team, and your entire organization take your workplace culture to the next level of success in order to drive outrageous business results.


The results you, your employees, and your customers deserve!

Start building a strong culture today.

You and your team deserve it!

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