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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Tilly’s Holiday Meeting (CA)

On Wednesday, Mike was given the opportunity to speak at Tilly’s annual holiday party...

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Millard South High School (NE)

This past Friday saw Mike at a local school near and dear to our...

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Getting Attention

“It has been several weeks now since [Mike was] here to speak for our students and they are still talking about it! [Mike was] able to really relate to them and what they could be facing now or in the future with regard to less than perfect family lives and..."

- Jolene Drake, Teacher
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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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