One of the first things you will notice about Mike is the fact that he is vertically challenged. Yes, he is much shorter than the average man. Barely standing 5’4? (depending on the shoes he is wearing), he often hears that over-used quote, “I thought you would be taller.” He has probably heard every short joke in the book. Don’t let his size deceive you though. What he lacks in height, he makes up with heart. Yes, he does have the “short man” syndrome, but that has been the driving factor to his success. He has gone from being picked last (or never picked at all) on the playground, to being a highly sought after speaker. Mike is merely a giant stuck in a short man’s body.
What you see is what you get. Mike is no different in life than when he is on stage. His casual personality is reflected in both his attire and his delivery. His riveting stories are real and will take your emotions on a roller coaster ride from wanting to jump up and cheer to grabbing a Kleenex to wipe away a tear. His presentations are simple and clear, and rarely does he use words over three syllables! Each and every time he steps onto the stage, Mike’s primary goal is to make a difference in someone’s life.
Mike is a highly decorated combat veteran, and continues to serve his country. Instead of lying in the trenches of a combat zone with his fellow soldier, he now travels the country providing messages of hope, courage, and transformation. The war he fights is not on the traditional battlefield, but in the hearts and minds of those who seek a change. Mike believes that speaking is not about making a living, but about making a life. For many, it is a career. For Mike, it is his calling.