In 2011 Mike opened, Michael Gregory Consulting, LLC.

Mike has helped hundreds of clients resolve conflicts and negotiate winning solutions business to government (IRS), business to business and within businesses.

Mike is passionate about helping others resolve conflicts, negotiating winning solutions and inspiring leaders. Mike helps as a negotiator, facilitator, mediator (qualified mediator with the Minnesota Supreme Court) and by teaching others how to work with difficult people, de-escalate, listen effectively and build relationships. Mike inspires leaders and brings out the best in others.

  • Mike has given over 300 presentations, keynote addresses and workshops.
  • Mike has written 11 books.
  • Mike has written over 30 articles.


Mike gives over 50 presentations annually. See Mike’s speaker kit and handouts on de-escalation and negotiation that he brings to life with real world examples so that participants leave knowing how to take action. Here are a list of topics in 2018.

Past History


Mike came to work for the IRS focusing on business valuation, valuing intangibles and analyzing research and development in companies after completing his MBA in finance.

Mike testified in US Tax Court twice.

Mike managed a litigation support unit of experts and expanded the unit from nine to 21 technical employees in three years with up to dozen cases docketed in US Tax Court, US Court of Federal Claims or US District Court at any one time.

Mike hired PhD economist and statistician team members and started up and led a research group analyzing all of the returns in the country to improve voluntary compliance nationally for four years.

Mike was tapped to be a controller and then to be part of a half dozen team members to work with the IRS CFO to refinance the IRS $10.5 billion budget and help reorganize the IRS into 13 new business units reducing the finance staff from 1,200 to 900 in the process.

Mike served as an executive and focused his last 11 years of his career as a territory manager for up to 23 states coordinating business valuation and other technical areas nationally.

US Army

Mike was an engineer and engineering study manager for four years with the US Army Corps of Engineers.


  • Mike is a member of the National Speakers Association
  • Mike is an Accredited Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers
  • Mike is a Certified Valuation Analyst with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts,
  • Mike is a qualified mediator with the Minnesota Supreme Court.
  • Mike was a registered Professional Engineer for 29 years.
  • Mike was a Certified General Real Property Appraiser for 19 years.


Michael Gregory holds a BS and MS in engineering and an MBA in finance from Valparaiso University, the University of Wisconsin - Madison and DePaul University, respectively.

Mike is a lifelong learner and with a passion around conflict resolution. Mike focuses on neuroscience applications, the IRS and being a solution provider.

Volunteer Activities

Mike regularly volunteers as a mediator (Dispute Resolution Center) in public housing, housing court, conciliation court, neighborhood disputes and as a volunteer circle keeper and facilitator with various communities on very sensitive matters such as police shootings that have been racially charged.

As a volunteer arbitrator Mike serves the both the Hennepin County (Minneapolis) and the Ramsey County (St. Paul) bar. Mike also serves as a volunteer with the Minnesota bar Alternative Dispute Resolution section.

Mike has been the president of his church and his previous two churches and served in this and other leadership roles in congregations in Chicago, Minneapolis and in Roseville, Minnesota. He has been active in leadership positions for over 30 years in his various congregations. Mike has also been active in various synod activities.

Mike volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and other organizations involved with social issues and activities relating to social justice, homelessness, poverty, and community involvement.

Interesting Tidbits

Mike has completed over 2,500 mediations and negotiations.

Mike has spoken twice to the Harvard Club in Boston.

Mike has saved clients over $1 billion as a consultant.

Mike is currently involved with a startup company in the Silicon Valley.

Mike has mediated disputes with boards of directors in fortune 500 companies.

Mike has mediated disputes with nearly $1 billion in differences between the parties and over a dozen participants on each side.

Mike has a passion for learning and works with neuroscientists to take what he learns in that environment and apply what he has learned to conflict resolution and presentations.

Mike brings a passion for learning and to share what he has learned.

Mike was an IRS civil servant of the year twice at the IRS: once as a front line manager early in his career at the IRS, and once at the end of his career as a territory manager. Mike was humbled and extremely honored by this recognition, since employees have to make the nomination to the executive level.

Mike has been married over 30 years, has two married children and regularly plays with his two grandchildren

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Articles Published Externally

Mike is also the author of more than 30 articles including articles in:

  • The Journal of Accountancy,
  • Trusts and Estates,
  • The Tax Adviser,
  • National Litigation Consultants Review,
  • Valuation Strategies,
  • Business Valuation Review,
  • Business Valuation Update,
  • The Value Examiner, and others.