Growth Marketer


“Don't practice until you get it right. Practice until you can't get it wrong.”

Michael Venn

About Michael

Hi, I'm Michael! Before I got into the world of marketing I spent years travelling internationally as a circus performer and puppeteer. I have yet to find a way to incorporate those skills (especially knife juggling) into my work as a digital marketer, though not for lack of trying. 


Years in Digital Marketing


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Year with Lean Labs

What you do (professionally)? As part of the growth marketing team at Lean Labs I help develop, implement, and manage strategic, growth-driven strategies to help our clients grow sustainably.

What makes you good at it (background / skills / traits)? I have a Bachelor's degree in theatre and have leaned heavily on that education in my work as a marketer. I love using storytelling techniques to help brands connect their message with customers. 

Why you do it for Lean Labs? Nothing motivates me more than surrounding myself with big dreamers who like to work towards seemingly impossible goals. That's why I was compelled to run away with the circus in my 20s and it's why I was drawn to Lean Labs in my 30s. Lean Labs is full of people who strive to do their best work and encourage their colleagues to do the same. In other words, it's full of people I need to be around. 





  • Inbound Certified
  • Inbound Sales Certified


Influential Books

  • The Art of Exceptional Living - Jim Rohn
  • Building A Storybrand - Donald Miller
  • The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
  • I Will Teach You To Be Rich - Ramit Sethi
  • Start With Why - Simon Sinek