Mike is on a mission to change the way individuals, organizations, companies, and communities react when another human being, or group of people, are being adversely impacted by inappropriate, abusive, or unhealthy behavior. Mike believes in our ability to respond to bullying, hazing, corruption, fraud, drug/alcohol abuse, sexual harassment and violence, discrimination, or any everyday life issue by going beyond our shame and fear to demonstrate courage in momentary choices. When someone does show courage and intervene in a situation, Mike distinguishes this as courageous leadership.
I AM COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP!
DON’T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT…
"Having Mike return for a third year in a row should be a testament to how much we love him.
He is extraordinary and you could not ask for a better experience with a speaker — we
plan on bringing him back as long as he is speaking!"
What makes Mike different?
What makes Mike different?
Mike is a real guy talking real about courageous leadership and bystander intervention. He is not an academic researcher, psychologist, psychiatrist or social scientist — he is a filmmaker-turned-advocate who has become passionate about these topics and making them available for the world. Mike is the only speaker and trainer who talks about these two topics in a generally-applicable way (vs. attaching them to a specific behavior like sexual violence). Mike gives each person the opportunity to "connect the dots" of this message to the respective aspects of their life. Your audience will not feel talked down to or have to deal with anything too "heady" and hard to understand. Mike has designed a very easy-to-comprehend message that every single human being can relate to. There is literally not one human being that cannot benefit from Mike's message. While he can certainly customize a message for the specific needs of your school, organization, community or company, each person will also be able to take this message into every single aspect of their lives. There is currently no one speaking on these topics the way Mike is!
Can Mike tailor his message for our group?
YES! Mike will work with you to create a customized message to meet any specific needs and demographic requirements of your audience. While there is a standard keynote designed, it has several areas that can specifically address the respective needs and goals of your group. Finally, your audience will also help drive this message by texting their stories to Mike's iPad during the actual keynote.
What are the best ways to use Mike?
Use Mike to empower those in your community who are not causing the problems and also not standing up to those who are. Mike is primarily a keynote speaker on courageous leadership and bystander intervention. He is also a trainer and facilitator for programs within RESPONSE ABILITY. Mike prefers that you use him for various programs while you have him -- not just for one keynote. He is available for conversations to create powerful training and development opportunities for your audience members. Mike is available for any size audience and has spoken to as many as 3,000 people at one time. He has also conducted sessions for just a few. Try him — challenge him — partner with him! He is ready to create something that meets your specific needs!
What will it cost us to bring Mike to speak?