Michael Fanuele
Talk Like Music


Michael Fanuele has been lucky to spend most of his career working as a brand strategist with some pretty awesome people at some pretty great agencies. He has sold tea in China, dirt in Britain, and meat in America.  In addition to winning a record-breaking five Account Planning Group (APG / Jay Chiat) awards, he has helped brands create communications that have garnered Effies, One Show Pencils, and Cannes Gold Lions.  

Most recently, Michael was a client, serving as the Chief Creative Officer at General Mills, a role in which he tried to inspire a big food company to be a good food company. Some progress was made. In this role, Michael also ran one of the largest agency pitches of 2016, a review that was noted for its demand that agencies field diverse teams. 

Michael has done politics, stand-up comedy, and written for The Harvard Business Review. 

Michael is currently the Founder/CEO/Only Employee of Talk Like Music, a consultancy that helps people, places, and brands become more inspiring. His first book - The Inspiration Imperative - will hit stores in 2018.