Strengthen your leadership skills to 
create the career and life you desire.
The Pace Line Leadership Academy
You’ve been chasing happiness, and you’re tired. Because every time you catch that thing you think will make you happy…it’s just not enough. There’s something missing, something meaningful. 

You’ve been following an aimless script that was written for you because that’s ‘just the way it goes’. And it’s so trivial you’re exhausted. 

You’ve been wading in “can’t”s or “don’t”s that keep you on an endless cycle of mediocrity. The daily grind leaves you feeling stressed, unfulfilled, and you go through life without really noticing it.  

I want to help you become the wealthiest person you know by teaching you how to prevent your bad moments from turning into bad days. 

I help people in my peloton:
Learn the difference between chasing happiness and manifesting happiness by teaching you to show up with more awareness and acceptance of what you have, and by taking action toward what you can do.

Shift your mindset and write your own script, one that empowers your confidence and allows you to have the energy for the people you love the most and for the things you’re most passionate about.  

Recognize the people in your peloton who will keep you accountable to new habits, help you make a difference in the world, and give your work and life greater meaning. 

Where there is great purpose, there can be powerful action. You can overcome any obstacle with the right goals, the right type of pursuit, the right people around you, and authentic gratitude. 
Ready to get started? 
Cool—Let's Go!
The Leader Behind The Pace Line
I’m Michael O’Brien.  

If you’re here that means you’re feeling drained with no time to catch your breath.

I want you to know that how you’re feeling is totally valid. I’ve been right where you are, dealing with the same Shi(f)t and asking myself the same questions.

Like many business executives, I used to feel the constant stress and overwhelm that comes with trying to chase happiness. I remember perpetually telling myself, “If I can just do this, or just do that, then I’ll be happy.”
Then I had my “Last Bad Day” when I almost died after getting hit by an SUV while on an early morning cycling training ride. Yeah, pretty bad day. 

As I laid on the asphalt, fighting for my life, I told myself that things would be different if I lived.

Spoiler Alert: I ended up not dying.

During my recovery, I realized something - this whole “climbing the corporate ladder and chasing happiness” thing was making me miserable.

So, I decided to go back to acting like a human BEing and not a human DOer - I was determined to become the wealthiest person I knew, but this time from the inside out.

Shifting into a stress-free mindset changed my life. In a few short years, I was not only the youngest member of my executive committee, but I was also responsible for $4 billion in revenue and a team of nearly a thousand sales professionals.

On top of that, I was living with the intention to become:
The best husband.
The best dad.
And the best leader that I could be.

These things helped me stay present, happy, and grateful, even during my most challenging days.

Throughout my career, I’ve met so many people who have struggled as I did with their professional development. They didn’t know what to do or where to turn.

So, here I am - armed with wisdom and ready to stand by your side in the trenches as you cultivate a new mindset, energy, and work ethic.

I created The Pace Line Leadership Academy for people like you because people like you have the ability to slay average and create a better tomorrow.

Let’s make you the wealthiest person you know, from the inside out.  

Have fun storming the castle,
Michael O’Brien
How Does It Work?
With The Pace Line Leadership Academy, you receive a confidential, objective and executive coach, advisor and mentor who will provide you with all the tools you need to create the career and life you desire—without getting hit by an SUV.
What Do I Get From Joining The Pace Line Leadership Academy?
  • Access to one-on-one coaching that’s usually reserved for executives
  • Self-paced courses to build your identity, emotional intelligence, time management and energy leadership skills
  • Live Q&A and webinar sessions to answer all of your questions
  • Real-time interviews with experts in their fields and tutorials with practical tips
  • Best-selling books to further your growth and development
  • And… exclusive offers just for The Pace Line Leaders!
How Does It Work?
With The Pace Line Leadership Academy, you receive a confidential, objective and executive coach, advisor and mentor who will provide you with all the tools you need to create the career and life you desire—without getting hit by an SUV.
What Do I Get From Joining The Pace Line Leadership Academy?
  • Access to one-on-one coaching that’s usually reserved for executives
  • Self-paced courses to build your identity, emotional intelligence, time management and energy leadership skills
  • Live Q&A and webinar sessions to answer all of your questions
  • Real-time interviews with experts in their fields and tutorials with practical tips
  • Best-selling books to further your growth and development
  • And… exclusive offers just for The Pace Line Leaders!
What Will We Work On in The Pace Line Leadership Academy?
Relationships
Build upon the relationship you have with yourself, while learning how to develop supportive professional and personal connections.
Health
Identify ways to handle stress, increase your energy and improve your well-being.
Career
Create a game plan outlining how you’ll develop your career on your own terms, while learning skills they don’t teach you in Corporate America. 
Wealth
Set yourself up for the future by achieving your vision of what it truly means to be wealthy. 
“The Pace Line Academy has all of the basic ingredients of a successful group coaching plan AND the private one-to-one expertise of someone who has been there and done that. OB is that someone!” 

—Bobby K, Executive Sales Representative
“Michael has given me hope in society and business once again. He combines real world executive experience with a relatable, nurturing and accountable approach that has re-energized me.” 
 
—Maria M, Advertising Director
"Working with Michael has been the most rewarding professional experience for me, as well as my team. Through his guidance, wisdom and coaching, I have grown both as a leader, a follower and a human being."

—Susan R, District Sales Manager
Ok—now for your questions:
  • What if I don’t have time?
Excellent question. I purposefully designed The Pace Line Academy for time-crunched professionals. I get it—I’ve been there. With all your responsibilities, the first thing you cut is “you time.” You can never fall behind in The Pace Line. Each week is less than an hour of your time, and you can access everything 24/7/365 (even when you’re traveling). 
  • Will I be able to get useful feedback that is specific to my life?
I created The Pace Line to give you something I wished I had: practical advice and coaching from someone who knows exactly what corporate leaders go through. I feel that I lived so I could help people like you get out of the cycle of chasing happiness and start enjoying life again. This isn’t woo-woo—I sincerely want to help you move forward in your journey to become the wealthiest person you know.
  • Is it expensive? 
Investing in yourself is the best investment you can ever make. When you choose to let your personal and professional development slip, the cost is likely to be more expensive than 2% of your paycheck. I’ve seen a lot of similar programs or workshops that cost so much more, but offer little real support and guidance. With The Pace Line, I’m by your side on this journey and I’m here to help you create value in your life.
Here’s what you get with The Pace Line membership:
  • Monthly curated resources 
  • Monthly webinar or expert interview 
  • Monthly live group coaching and Q&A 
  • ​Personal and professional development courses 
  • Access to a trusted, confidential coach who is in your corner
For The Pace Line, you get all of this (an annual value of over $10,200) for ONLY:
  • $1,497 annually
OR
  • $147 per month 
  • $1,497 annually
OR
  • $147 per month 
Once you sign up, it’s the price you have for life. You will never pay more for your monthly or yearly membership even when membership fees increase.
I Created The Pace Line for You
I went through a ton of pain and suffering in my pursuit to become the wealthiest person I know. I want you to experience success and purpose too, but without the pain. 

Don’t settle for a mediocre approach. 
Don’t settle for trying to do it alone.
And—by all means—don’t settle for average.

Because you're not average; you're extraordinary! 
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