A youth motivational speaker that puts his actions before his words.

Most professional speakers talk about what they’ve done or what they’ve been through. Mike talks about what he’s doing.

Having worked with youth for more than a decade, Mike has founded and continues to direct two nationally-recognized non-profit organizations (THE BAY and Skate For Change). Companies like Red Bull and State Farm and people like Ryan Sheckler have taken notice of his reckless pursuit to help the disadvantaged. Maybe it’s time you take a look, too.

He’s passionate. He’s real. He loves people. But most of all, he motivates others to live better lives.

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University of Louisiana Lafayette SOUL Camp

Within the last week, Mike has spoken at the University of Louisiana (UL) Lafayette’s...

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Los Primeros School of Sciences and Arts (CA)

Last Friday, Mike joined students at Los Primeros School of Sciences and Arts in...

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Getting Attention

“Our students really felt connected to Mike and his story. His ability to be humble, admit his faults and discuss the changes he has made in his life seemed to be realistic for our students…I think the manner which Mike made himself available to students after his ‘big’ talk had..."

- Michael Bylsma, Assistant Principal
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Making Headlines

Motivational speaker talks respect, anti-bullying

Channel 8 in Lincoln, NE covered Mike's time at the Nebraska State DECA Conference as part of the Runza x MSL "Be the Difference" tour. Click to watch the video!

Mike Smith inspires students to "Be the Difference"

KHAS TV in Hastings/Grand Island, NE covered Mike's time at Northwest High School as part of the Runza x MSL "Be the Difference" tour. Click to watch the video!

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