Mike was great. He did a fantastic job of engaging the audience with his stories and down-to-earth style (pardon the pun). He hit the mark on our key messages, but didn’t beat people over the head with them. He integrated them seamlessly into his stories.  I also appreciated that he hung around and chatted with a number of  our colleagues after his remarks – even if it did nearly cause him to miss his flight. All told, he was a hit.

CVS Caremark

Everyone was thrilled with the meeting, especially your presentation. I have never received so much positive feedback after one of our All Staff meetings.

Jim McGrann, President & CEO, VSP Global
Your inspiration, passion and down to earth style was nothing short of spectacular.
Bill Kolb, Chairman & CEO, Commonwealth//McCann
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.
Albert Bourla, DVM, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer, Pfizer

Your presentation was fantastic and highly rated by our audience. On behalf of USA Rice, and the more than 750 conference attendees, please accept our warmest appreciation for your contribution to the quality and success of the meeting.

USA Rice

Thanks again for doing a superb job today. Really top notch. They loved you. Couldn’t have asked for a better crafted talk.

Jay Klan, Dynamic Speakers

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.

Matt Hursh, Cook Medical

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.


Topics: Achievement, Courage, Crisis Management, Disaster Preparedness, Innovation, Inspiring Lives, Leadership, Motivation, Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges, Personal Growth, Risk Management, Science, Teamwork

Past Clients: Dell, Oracle, Glastonberry Music Festival, Triple Blitz – Microsoft, Intel, Hewlett Packard, American Museum of Natural History, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc, CVS Caremark, CNBC,Trader Joe’s, Cook Medical. Arm & Hammer, Ministry of Education, United Arab Emirates, Enservio, MaritzCX, Zurich Insurance, Genentech, Pure Insurance. NAPA Auto Parts, Dematic, Gartner, Inc., McCann Health, Allscripts Healthcare Systems, Dodge Data Analytics, WinTrust, CohnReznick, Pratt & Whitney, Transylvania City Library Foundation, Devicor Medical Products,National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Independent Financial Group, Power Pool,  Jabra, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, Independent Financial Group,  Pfizer, Southwest National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, Clark Planetarium, MIT, Envision Career & Leadership Programs,  Healthcare Business Media, Sudler & Hennessey, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Tony LaRussa Leaders and Legends, Northwestern Mutual,National Science Teachers Association Annual STEM Forum & Expo