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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.
He was very professional, ready and keeping our audiences engaged
Mike was amazing! He spoke at our Regional Fall Conference in front of 250 high schoolers. He kept them not only entertained and engaged the full 45 minutes, but on the edge of their seats. He did a great job taking our theme, Y(our) Story, and creating a great messeage on how the choices we make today affect our story tomorrow. Mike is a fantastic speaker and an even better person to work with. We couldn't have found anyone better for our event.
We booked Mike to speak to a group of sixty comprising several different teams. We were studying the principles from the book, the Gold Standard. Mike already prepared parallel material and lead us through how it connected to our mission. He was prepared and humourous and relevant.
Even better than we anticipated. 300 business leaders and entrepreneurs gathered in Austin for AAlive and Mike Acker spoke on the sources of confidence. He was a highlight of the event.
I was looking for a communication expert and worked with Mike over several months then hired him to speak to the executive team. I found his coaching feedback invaluable and have recommended him to several others.
We contracted Mike Acker to speak to our team to prepare us for a political campaign. We were very fortunate to have found him. He spoke to us and was able to focus our efforts which lead to a successful outcome. We are grateful and recommend Mike without reservation.
(extra note: we supplied Mike with far more details than he even requested. He not only came prepared to talk to our campaign team, he also researched relevant information and spent time afterwards coaching key personnel.)
We hired Mike to speak to our core team. He came in on short notice due to last-minute booking. He was prepared, professional, and provided excellent insight into our process of setting goals. We are going to hire him to coach some of the team and then bring him back in the future.
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: $8,000 (Virtual), $10,000 - $15,000 (Onsite)
Gig Length: 20 - 120 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
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, and bestselling author of four books with 20 years of experience in speaking, leadership development, and organizational management. (Book: Speak With No Fear has over 300 positive ratings - (link hidden))
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 two companies ADVANCE & Advantage Publishing Group, Mike works to help people realize their potential.
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. ((link hidden))
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.
Past Booked Events
|April 15, 2021 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm||Virtual Event|
|October 17, 2019 • 11:00am - 11:45am||Corporate Event|
|September 20, 2019 • 10:00am - 10:30am||Corporate Event|
|September 11, 2019 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Corporate Event|
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)
(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
Father and lawyer: Timothy Acker
Business magnate: Steve Jobs
Nothing needed, however I have spoken with large sets as certain events dictated.