Hi, I'm Mike Hardenbrook

I'm a tech entrepreneur with 15 years of experience growing startups from zero to exit. Executive at Phonesites, Author of No Willpower Required: A neuroscience approach to change your habits with alcohol.

"Mike is a wonderful person and effective CEO capable of delivering influence that creates results and drives positive change”

Adam Contos


Give-first philosophy

My philosophy is simple, give first and provide value to others and success will follow.

Growth Marketing
Habits & Neuroscience
Family Core Values
Wholeness & Well-being


Entrepreneur isn't a job title, it's a part of who I am.

  • Co-founded and sold 3 VC-funded & bootstrapped businesses
  • Over 60K enrolled in my online courses
  • Mentor at Techstars accelerator in Chicago
  • Author of No Willpower Required
  • I've lived in Spain, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, and England
  • Featured in Techcrunch, Inc., Forbes, & Entrepreneur

The goal of this site is to share my experiences. To connect and learn from others.

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Over the past 15 years, I've started bootstrapped and VC-funded companies. Many with healthy exits. Here are a few of them.

Words from people I've worked with.

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“He has that critical mix of tenacity and creativity that makes for a great entrepreneur.”

Troy Henikoff

Math Ventures, Techstars

“Mike self-driven and knowledgeable and I put my trust in him to run a company that will change the way the tech world works.”

Ryan Stewman

CEO, Apex

“I've done business with countless people over the past 40+ years in over 60 countries, I can tell you I have met and worked with some incredible people in that time. However, I can count on both hands the 10 or so that have been extremely impressive and just stand head and shoulders above the rest. Basically, they have to exude greatness as a complete individual. Mike Hardenbrook is one of those few in 40+ years I can say I have had the honor to get to know. You owe it to yourself to get to know Mike also.”

Sammie Knight

Corporate Executive

No Willpower Required

"No Willpower Required" is the essential guide to harness the power of neuroscience and integrative medicine to embark on a journey towards a happier, healthier, and more successful life.

The Science of Habit Change: Understand the neuroscience behind alcohol cravings and habit formation, giving you the knowledge to break free from the cycle.

In-between Drinking Demystified: Gain insights into the unique challenges faced by in-between drinkers who don't necessarily have an addiction but still experience negative consequences due to alcohol consumption.

Practical Strategies for Effortless Control: Learn powerful, science-backed techniques to help you gain control over your alcohol consumption without relying on willpower.

The Path to Personal Growth and Improvement: Uncover how taking control of your alcohol habits can lead to a more fulfilling, balanced, and optimized life.

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