About Harvey Mackay Academy

"Do what you love, love what you do and deliver more than you promise." 
- Harvey Mackay


Our vision is to teach, train, mentor and empower the next generation of legendary business leaders in the art of leadership and business development.


Our purpose is to empower millions of business leaders to build more sustainable companies, employment, and communities.


Our goal is to teach, train, and empower at least one million business leaders to be legendary with us between now and December 15, 2021.

About Harvey Mackay Academy

Harvey Mackay Academy (HMA) was founded by the legendary business leader, global speaker and seven-time New York Times best-selling author, Harvey Mackay; along with Managing Partner, Cliff Jones. HMA was created to carry on the legacy of Harvey Mackay and his vast, worldwide network of exceptional business, civic and community leaders.

As Harvey Mackay has said for years, “The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement,” and the focus of HMA is to educate industry leaders about the art of salesmanship, leadership, management and networking in order to help them create the life and business of their dreams. 

Industry leaders who become members of HMA receive access to our faculty of global business and leadership trainers, as well as an entire library of training material on sales, leadership, networking, marketing, and more. Harvey Mackay Academy provides the ultimate online and real-world knowledge you need to win.


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Chairman & Co-Founder

Harvey Mackay is a seven-time, New York Times best-selling author of "Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive", and "Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt." Both books are among the top 15 inspirational business books of all time, according to the New York Times. In total, Harvey’s books have sold 10 million copies worldwide, been translated into 46 languages and have sold in 80 countries. Harvey is also a nationally syndicated columnist for United Feature Syndicate, whose weekly articles appear in nearly 100 newspapers across the country.

Harvey Mackay is one of America’s most popular and entertaining business speakers. Toastmasters International named him one of the top five speakers in the world along with Tony Robbins and Governor Mario Cuomo. He has spoken, weekly, to Fortune 1000 companies around the world for more than 30 years.

At age 27, Harvey Mackay purchased a small, failing envelope company that has grown to a $100 million business, employing over 450 people. MackayMitchell Envelope Company  is one of the nation’s major envelope manufacturers, producing 25 million envelopes a day. As chairman, Harvey’s philosophy is engrained in the company, beginning with it’s motto: Do what you love, love what you do and deliver more than you promise.

Harvey currently sits on the board of the Minnesota Orchestra and is a former Director for the Robert Redford Sundance Institute and the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management to name only a few. He has been a guest lecturer and commencement speaker at various universities and business schools, including Harvard, Stanford, University of Michigan, Cornell, Wharton, and Penn State.

In spite of his hectic schedule, Harvey still finds plenty of time for family and fun. He’s an avid golfer (9.4 index) and recently won the Super Senior Men’s Championship at The Estancia Golf Club in Scottsdale.

He and his wife, Carol Ann, have been married for over 50 years, and enjoy spending time with their 11 grandchildren. They are avid travelers, having recently returned from an 8-country CEO tour of the Dalmation Coast.

He was recently named among the top 30 thought leaders on leadership by the American Management Association. Others on the list include Jack Welch, Sir Richard Branson and John Maxwel

Managing Partner & Co-Founder

Cliff Jones is the co-founder and managing partner of Harvey Mackay Academy. As a third generation entrepreneur with more than 35 years of leadership, sales, marketing, and small business ownership experience, Cliff loves working with Harvey Mackay and teaching, training, and mentoring the next generation of legendary business leaders to master the art of leadership and business development.

Cliff graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University where he majored in International Business and was awarded Varsity letters for both tennis and swimming. He studied abroad in France for a year and became fluent in the language. Cliff’s first career followed in his father’s footsteps in the hotel business where worked in operations and later as a sales and marketing executive. He resigned his last corporate role with Ritz Carlton in 1990 and went on to launch his wealth management advisory practice. Since then, Cliff has started, self-funded, built and sold two small businesses.

When not interviewing CEO’s, authors, and influencers, and leading the Academy, Cliff loves to write and teach. His primary purpose is to empower others with “Clarity” and confidence. He’s the coauthor of four books with authors such as Deepak Chopra, Ken Blanchard, Mark Victor Hansen, and other legendary leaders. He’s an award-winning blogger, a contributor to The Business Journals, Huff Post, and Medium.

Although Cliff was raised in Laconia, New Hampshire, he absolutely loves living with his family in Scottsdale, Arizona for the last 32 years. He enjoys reading, cycling, hiking, playing golf, fitness training, and other adventurous activities. Cliff’s past and current board-level involvement in the community include organizations such as Jr. Achievement, Make A Wish Foundation, Child Crisis Arizona, and St. Joseph the Worker in Phoenix, Arizona.