Mike Lantz2019-02-28T15:30:38+00:00

Mike Lantz


Mike’s purpose in life is to lead, inspire and coach others to their greatest potential.  This purpose has driven his personal and professional decisions throughout his life.

Mike is a twenty-year veteran in the talent strategy, training, coaching and leadership development space. Prior to launching ML Talent Strategies, Lantz spent nearly eight years as the Chief Learning Officer for DEFENDERS.  Early in his tenure with DEFENDERS’, Lantz cast the vision and developed the strategy for learning & development to be the cornerstone for DEFENDERS’ growth. His teams hard work and business impact was recognized in 2016 when they were named the 17thtop training company in the world by Training Magazine.

Before joining DEFENDERS, Mike owned and operated LQ Performance Strategies for 10 years before selling the company in 2009. LQ, a full-service talent strategy firm, served over 250 different companies in 31 industries by developing and implementing customized employee development solutions in the areas of sales and leadership.

Mike and his wife Julie currently reside in Fishers, IN with their five children.

Favorite Book: The Rhythm of Life by Matthew Kelly

Strengths Finder Top 3: Activator, Futuristic, Strategic

Fun Fact: To date, Mike has traveled to 49 out of 50 states and over 27 different countries.



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