Mike brings his experiences from CEO to Yogi to Author to Speaker to his interactive, inspiring talks. He's available for your event to discuss practical ways for dealing with life’s challenges including:
Mindfulness in the Real World
Gratitude in Time of Trouble
....as well as themes from his best selling book Going Om: A CEO’s Self-Discovery Behind Bars.
Resiliency is developed by accepting that change is part of living, that crisis are not insurmountable problems, by maintain a hopeful attitude and by looking for opportunities for self-discovery. Mike provides techniques for building personal resilience incorporating emotional intelligence, values, strengths, connection and managing physical energy.
GRATITUDE IN TIMES OF TROUBLE
It’s easy to be grateful as you climb the mountain but what defines you is how you react when you tumble to the bottom. Mike will provide insight into healthy ways we can cope with circumstances beyond our control in an often unforgiving and uncompassionate environment.
IN THE REAL WORLD
What is mindfulness, and how can you use it to enhance well-being on and off the job? Mike provides techniques that ease and improve interaction with your family or co-workers, especially in high-stress situations.
We seem fixated on publicly shaming those we whom we might disagree. Reputation dexterity is about reclaiming your life in a way that deals with the issues in a manner that you remain true to yourself. Mike will share his ideas and experiences bringing fresh and compelling perspectives –whether story telling or teaching-and he will make every minute count.
Topics for Keynotes
From CEO to Prison Inmate
The Boardroom Yogi’s true story: From managing billion dollar businesses to prison inmate and back again
Reaching Beyond the Bars
How I used my incarceration to provide empowerment tools that tap into human potential and change lives
Toxic Masculinity is STILL in the News
No more tough-guys, PLEASE! Let’s bring back the “gentle-man”
I’m White, Male Privileged, Outside and Inside
Let’s take the blinders off and figure out how to level the playing field once and for all
Reputation Repair 911:
When the S**T hits the fan, how to survive and rebuild your relationships, reputation and career
Monday Morning Mantras!
My 3M simple, but life-changing strategies to cut through stressful mental clutter
Did You Climb the Wrong
Corporate Ladder? Sometimes you need a radical change. Leverage your past to restart a fulfilling future
“ANYTHING is available for a price”
Surprising capitalism - behind the bars lessons I learned from the underground prison economy
Sampling of Engagements
Health Management & Mindfulness Community
Philadelphia Health Management Corporation (oversees prisoner reentry and recovery services)
Yoga for Recovery
Economic Development Council – Best Practices Conference at Lankenau Medical Center
Yoga for Recovery
Onward Behavioral Health
Yoga as a Tool for IOP Therapy (Intensive Outpatient Program)
Beyond the Walls: Prison Healthcare and Reentry Summit at the Philadelphia Convention Center
Yoga as a Means for Healing Inside and Out
Middle Atlantic States Correctional Association
Mindfulness for Correctional Officers
The Searchlight Series at Eastern State Penitentiary & Museum
Deuel Vocational Institution
Going Om: A CEO’s Journey from a Prison Facility to Spiritual Tranquility
Namas Day Yoga Conference at WHYY TV
Yoga in Action: Community Service