My name is Michael McCafferty and I am a former collegiate athlete, current teacher/coach and family man. I specialize in motivational speaking, character development and teaching instruction. I have been a successful teacher and coach for over ten years at the collegiate and high school levels.
Coach Mike specializes in motivational speaking, character development and teaching methodologies that examine character-building strategies for teachers. His concepts address communication techniques teachers can implement for students of all ages, in all disciplines.
I own a Music & Dance school in the Bay Area, and have hired Coach Mike multiple times to motivate my team of 32+ teachers. You may be asking yourself “Why bring a sports coach /high school teacher to speak with music & dance educators?” The answer is simple, and the results are impactful. Coach Mike works with the same audience that Music & Dance educators do ~ children of all ages and their parents. Mr. McCafferty was also Simone’s daughter’s softball coach for a team of 8 year-old girls recently. After watching him motivate children and parents to bring their best selves to weekly practice and games time & time again, Simone knew this was big-picture thinking – pedagogy at its highest manifestation. Coach Mike is hands down one of the most inspiring educators in the Bay Area, and his message is translatable to the private music lesson format, the dance class, the string ensemble, any format you can imagine. This message is about opening up not only our students, but their parents too. Parents are home-coaches, and they help us achieve results with their children. We need them on-board with the "message". The message is: Helping our students and their families envision the best versions of themselves, be accountable to the experience and it's lessons, bringing this energy to their weekly discipline ~ be it a sports acitivity, a music lesson or a dance class.
Coach Mike was just the fresh energy our teachers needed to hear to kick off their teaching year! So glad I have the pleasure of working with Mike!
Owner / Director - Myriad Music School and Dance Academy, San Mateo CA