Mike Acker is a speaker, communications coach, and best-selling author with over 18 years of experience in speaking, leadership, and management.
Known for his authenticity, humor, and engaging presence, Mike Acker has spoken to workshops, seminars, and conferences. Since Mike started his speaking career working with kids and youth, he loves to trade the suit for casual clothes to get back to his roots speaking on issues personal to his own experiences such as bullying, confidence, and goal setting.
As a professional speaker, Mike has addressed groups of 10 to 10, 000. Whether your event needs motivation or training, Mike can create a speech to connect with your audience.
Great speaker! The students were really engaged. Great job relating with students ranging from Junior High to High School. Pleasure working with him. Highly recommend.
I have had Mike speak at multiple functions of audiences from 20-500 people, and his ability to connect and motivate diverse groups of people is amazing! I would highly recommend Mike.
Additionally, Mike has been a consistent encouragement in my own development. He gives good feedback and practical advice both on the stage and off.
Price Range: $500 - $5,000
Gig Length: 20 - 120 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
Website: Visit website
What to Expect
You can expect three outcomes.
1. A presentation that fits your audience.
With a vast repertoire, one might expect canned speeches. However, I pride myself on creating content specific to each group I address. You may ask me to do it on my own, or you can customize what I create for your group.
2. Excellence in communication with your team and to your people.
I am available to the organizer and will communicate promptly as the event develops. And when the event arrives, you will feel at ease knowing that I arrive early, have everything ready, and speak with excellence.
3. Someone fun to work alongside.
Customers, clients, and audiences enjoy my demeanor. More than wanting to impress a group, I want to impact lives through my work. Along with impactful content, I include stories of my shortcomings and weaknesses so that people can connect with me as I lead them to the desired destination.
Mike Acker is a leadership and communications coach, author, and pastor with over 18 years of experience in speaking, leadership development, and organizational management.
Known for his authenticity, humor, and engaging presence, Mike specializes in fostering personal and organizational awareness, allowing clients to create their personalized growth track. His approach is earnest, informed, and holistic, leading to a more satisfying balance in work and life. His expertise in communications and leadership has attracted politicians, business entrepreneurs, educational leaders, and executive managers. As the founder of The Public Speaking School, Mike works to create confidence in people through communication.
Mike’s training stretches from private Spanish speaking schools in Mexico, national college debate tournaments, master classes in cultural leadership, certifications in coaching, and his current MBA. Mike has been a professional speaker for 18 years and has spoken to groups of 10 to 10,000.
In 2014, Mike accepted the role of Chairman of the Board for an international non-profit, which works to lift kids out of poverty in Senegal and Mexico. In this capacity, he works with the paid staff, the board of directors, and the international team as they collaborate to sponsor families, start schools, and build dozens of feeding centers. (https://www.goonthemission.com)
Mike also enjoys rock-climbing, wake surfing, skiing, church, building Legos with his son, and going on dates with his wife, Taylor. Mike believes in the power of prayer, exercise, journaling, and real community to counter the stresses of everyday life.
Additional Booking Notes
I am comfortable on a large stage with image magnification, lights, and props or in a small room leading a workshop on leadership.
Common Themes for Keynotes, Conferences, Training, or Events:
- Developing Confidence (leading people to understand how three sources work together to create substantive confidence)
- How to Get from Here to There (goals, drive, planning)
- Building a Leadership Pipeline (as a leader this is something I've done and teach others to do)
- Writing a book (as a best-selling author this works great for a workshop)
- Public Speaking (a specialty as I run The Public Speaking School and lead corporate training or seminars)
- Success Starts Now (how to set yourself up for success)
- Stand Through the Storm (including personal stories of getting bullied and beaten)
- Know Yourself
(These are a sampling of topics I have presented. However, I have spoken to a broad spectrum of crowds and for a large selection of subjects. Here are some of the most repeated requests: leadership, future planning, and confidence.)
Influences & Inspiration
Leadership guru and mentor: John C. Maxwell
Motivational speaker: Jim Rohn
Preacher and thought leader: Andy Stanley
Author and entrepreneur: Donald Miller
Youth conference legend: Jeanne Mayo
Father and lawyer: Timothy Acker
Business magnate: Steve Jobs
Nothing needed, however I have spoken with large sets as certain events dictated.