Michael Golden’s invitation to change the world.

Golden Mean Strategies

Michael Golden founded Golden Mean Strategies with the goal of helping leaders and organizations to launch new initiatives, build brand equity and accelerate growth.

He knows how to do it — because he’s done it

As a founder of multiple public and private enterprises, Michael brings vast experience to the process of exploring new markets, securing key connections and using strategic communications to drive results.


Public Relations and Public Affairs

  • Core Message Development
  • Media Outreach and Engagement 
  • Video Production and Photography  
  • Crisis Communications 
  • Media Training

Political Consulting

  • Polling and Market Research
  • Television Advertising Production
  • Media Planning and Placement
  • Campaign Staffing  
  • Digital Fundraising

Digital Marketing

  • Website Design and Development 
  • Search Engine Optimization 
  • Audience Relationship Management  
  • Email Marketing Automation
  • Social Media Campaigns

IT and Telecommunications Infrastructure

  • High Performance PBX Phone Systems
  • Voice/Data Services (SIP Trunk and Internet)
  • Inbound/Outbound Call Center Marketing
  • Custom Contact Center Software
  • Tech Support and Data Management

More than a business consultant, GMS approaches each engagement with the mindset of a partner and advocate. Michael builds world-class teams by leveraging close relationships developed over decades with high profile leaders and elite professional service firms.   

Working alongside its chief partner, Grisko LLC, Golden Mean Strategies is headquartered in Chicago’s historic Wrigley Building along Mag Mile.

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Reach out to Golden Mean Strategies to learn more about how our team can help you sharpen your mission, master the message and accelerate results!


Michael’s clients and work have been featured in media across the country:

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Former CEO & Chairman, CEO, Playboy Enterprises

“Michael is driven by his sincere passion to make a difference. But it’s his talent for connecting with people that sets him apart. I have witnessed first-hand the amazing growth of One Million Degrees and its contribution to Chicago. The leadership roles Michael has played in his public service enterprises have helped to change thousands of lives.”


President, Ideaology

“We brought Michael on as a strategic advisor for a national outreach and media campaign. He provided shrewd counsel as we planned the launch, but his networking skills were what blew us away. Michael connected us with principals and decision makers all across the country — and quickly. I’d go into battle again with him in a heartbeat.”