Mike was a strong keynote for each of our eight events around the country and his message was heard by more than 1700 of our members. From 656 evaluations received, 92.2% ranked Mike’s keynote as ‘excellent’ or ‘good.’ Mike was able to deliver this message in a delicate yet powerful manner to our members.”
Krystal Slivinski, Alpha Sigma Alpha
In this keynote speech entitled RESPONSE ABILITY: A Call for Courage, Mike is helping individuals from all walks of life understand how seizing upon an opportunity to act can dramatically change their community and allow them to demonstrate courage — for others, for organizations and for issues. He uses live texting and shares real stories to frame the discussion.
Many of today’s problem behaviors — bullying (on the playground and in the workplace), sexual violence (including harassment), fraud, corruption, alcohol/drug abuse, discrimination, and other everyday life issues — have witnesses. Many situations have those who see it or hear it…and do nothing. Many times, there are bystanders who are disempowered and scared — fears of retaliation and of sacrifice to quality of life, social stature, or well-being take over. Shame consumes us and determines what we will and will not do.
Mike is leading a call for courage to meet this critical need. Mike is the one to reveal this need to your audience and then empower them to show courage and make the difference they already want to make. Your audience members will leave educated, empowered and challenged to stand up, step in, and speak out for others and for what’s right.
Everyone benefits from this conversation — no matter their age or roles in life. Being a bystander is a human being phenomenon. The same goes for showing courage!
This keynote is perfectly suited for schools, organizations, communities and companies. Mike will do the work to customize his message for the demographic make-up of your event.
To book Mike to speak, please fill out this form and he will get in touch with you: