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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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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UNL “Do It Sober” Event (NE)

Last Monday, Mike was given the opportunity to speak in front of the Greek...

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Getting Attention

“Having heard Mike speak to our students and having known Mike for several years, I can attest to his enthusiastic demeanor and passion for his work…Mike has the characteristics that are needed to capture and hold the attention of a school-wide audience: humor, candor, compassion and a core of authenticity..."

- John Skretta, Superintendent
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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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