Mike shares with audiences personal stories of inspiration, innovation, teamwork and leadership as drawn from his experiences in one of the greatest and most dangerous jobs someone can have—NASA astronaut. Through humor and storytelling, he highlights the pursuit and achievement of a childhood dream, the dedication and teamwork necessary to train for one of NASA’s most difficult space missions, the determination needed to face tragedies like the Columbia space shuttle accident, and the innovation and leadership necessary to overcome seemingly insurmountable trials when in space and beyond. He leaves his audiences understanding the value of having passion for what you do, of perseverance in achieving a goal, of building a team to meet great challenges, and of creativity and innovation in problem solving. He also inspires audiences with the awe and beauty of space and shares his thoughts on the future—both personal and in regard to the ever-changing and competitive space program.
Everyone was thrilled with the meeting, especially your presentation. I have never received so much positive feedback after one of our All Staff meetings.
Our leaders were inspired by your story and I believe walked away with a renewed sense of purpose and ready to focus on our new aspiration and goal. Your determination has encouraged us to think differently and be more courageous in our pursuits to impact society.
Thanks again for doing a superb job today. Really top notch. They loved you. Couldn’t have asked for a better crafted talk.
Just wanted to take a minute and say thank you for your presentation yesterday. I have had numerous people stop me and tell me how much they loved your story – how your message really hit home with our transformation.
Topics: Achievement, Courage, Crisis Management, Disaster Preparedness, Innovation, Inspiring Lives, Leadership, Motivation, Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges, Personal Growth, Risk Management, Science, Teamwork
Past Clients: Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc, CVS Caremark, Devicor Medical Products, Southwest Power Pool, Independent Financial Group, National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, Gartner, Inc, Dematic, Envision Career & Leadership Programs, Northwestern Mutual, Allscripts Healthcare Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Clark Planetarium, Pfizer, Healthcare Business Media, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, McCann Health, Glastonberry Music Festival, WinTrust, Trader Joe’s, Dell, Sudler & Hennessey, Jabra, Oracle, Tony LaRussa Leaders and Legends