Michael Van Grinsven

Michael is the Principal of Michael Group Solutions.  Prior he served as the Chief Steward and National Director of Northwestern Mutual’s Financial Advisor Internship program – ranked one of America’s Top Ten Internships by Vault.com for 22 consecutive years.

Michael began his career as a Northwestern Mutual Top Ten Financial Advisor Intern in sales, establishing more than 100 clients. Upon graduation, he became a Financial Advisor and College Unit Director.  Michael was recruited to Northwestern Mutual’s corporate office where he focused on internship and field leadership development for 31 years.

A passion for leadership development, mindset toughness, and financial literacy has led him to speak at more than 200 colleges and universities as well 65 collegiate conferences across the United States.

Michael attended his first PSE conference in 1989 and hasn’t missed one since – this year will be his 34th consecutive conference.  He is a PSE Honorary Life Member, the 24th individual to receive the honor, and served on the PSE National Council for 15 years as a professional vice president.

Discover Your ONE Word

Your ONE Word is a profoundly simple concept that will inspire you to simplify your life and work by focusing on just one word for a season, a semester, a year or your entire life.  

Your ONE Word creates clarity, power, passion and energy to achieve your most important priorities.  The simple power of Your ONE Word is that it impacts numerous dimensions of your life – mental, physical, emotional, relational, spiritual, and financial. 

Michael has worked and spoken with young professionals, college students, sports teams, business groups and leaders to discover how to harness the transformational power of Your ONE Word.

The session will equip you to identify Your ONE Word through an explainer video and action worksheets.  After the session, you will be able to share this idea with your PSE chapter, roommates, friends and family.   

Simply put, Your ONE Word sticks!