Speaker - Consultant - Coach

Inspiring you to reach your full potential,

​ignite your passion and appreciate your qualities

"Mike presented a wonderfully inspiring message to our teachers and staff at our opening assembly to the 2014-2015 school year.  Mike's message was simple, sincere and very powerful.  He had the audience laughing at times, and trying to hold back the tears at other times as his message of gratefulness and appreciation robustly resonated with everyone.  Mike is certainly one of the very best speakers we have ever had, and I highly recommend him to my fellow professional educators without reservation."

Dr. John Robbins

Superintendent of Schools

​Iowa Falls and Alden 

​Community School District

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Mike Parker
Iowa City, Iowa

"Recently I had contacted a couple of my colleagues asking if they were aware of a speaker that could deliver an inspirational and thought provoking message to our faculty.  All three individuals I spoke to highly recommended Mike.  We were not disappointed.  Mike's presentation was exactly what we needed.

Doug Tuetken

Superintendent of Schools

Maquoketa Valley Community School District 

"Thank you for the uplifting and inspirational presentation you delivered at our Administrative Professionals' Day.  The hour and a half flew by.  Your energetic style and gift of sharing true life experiences held everyone spellbound.  Many of the comments I received spoke to your amazing speaking style.  I have attended many seminars over the years, but I have to say that you are the best speaker I have ever encountered and would truly recommend your message to any organization."

Sue Heistand


Technology Department

Iowa Central

Community College

"I have had Mike speak to staffs of two different school districts and have been thoroughly satisfied.  He has an amazing message of hope and encouragement we all need to hear, and it is easy to understand why he has been so wildly successful.  I give Mike my highest recommendation ."

Art Sathoff

Superintendent of Schools Indianola Community School District 

Services For Education

Mike has an array of programs and presentations that will fit what you are looking for.  His programs range from a short 30 minute presentation to a full-day workshop.  These programs cater to the needs of your school or institution. 

The impact of Mike's programs will be felt for weeks, months and for some, even years. The results are measurable, immediate and will ignite new potential and launch success.

Regardless of which program you choose Mike will spend hours preparing his speech to meet your group's specific needs. Mike customizes his programs so that his material speaks directly to your intended audience.  He will research your background and focus on your needs, challenges and desires. 

You can be sure that your attendees will leave with a renewed sense of motivation and desire to perform at their full potential.

These are some of the events where Mike has given speeches: 

  • Beginning of the Year Kick Off and End of the Year Celebrations
  • Teacher Learning Days, Professional Development & Staff Meetings
  • Strategic Planning Meetings
  • Educational Workshops/Conferences
  • Team/Community Building
  • Parent Teacher Group Meetings
  • Administrative Meetings
  • Assemblies
  • Student Special Events
  • Summer Programs
  • Academic, Athletic & Club Banquets

Keynotes, Half-day Seminars and Full-day Seminars

Mike's programs can be delivered as keynotes, half-day seminars (up to 4 hours), and full-day workshops (up to 8 hours). This is a partial list of the programs that Mike delivers:


  • Focus on the Good Stuff
  • Motivation Matters
  • Igniting Your Full Potential
  • Drug and Alcohol Prevention
  • Charging the Human Battery with Lasting Inspiration 
  • Enjoy the Journey of Life
  • ​Leadership Development
  • Improving Communication
  • Exercise - Nutrition - Weight Loss
  • I Love My Job
  • A More Motivated You
  • Contagious Enthusiasm
  • The Power of Appreciation
  • Competitive Environment Success
  • Boosting Morale in the Workplace
  • Achieving Incredible Career Success
  • Overcoming Communication Fears
  • Team Building Techniques
  • TEAM – Together Everyone Achieves More
  • Focus on Your Dreams
  • Positive Thinking
  • Overcoming Obstacles
  • Thank God It’s Monday Workplace
  • Goal Setting – Goal Achieving
  • Leadership Lessons from the Playing Field
  • Success Always Has Obstacles
  • Stress Management
  • Creating a Team Culture in Every Group
  • It’s Nice to Be Great but Far Greater to Be Nice

Contact Mike now to learn more about how he can inspire your organization through his exciting, informational and "how to" keynotes, seminars and workshops. Mike does not have a set honorarium for his keynotes, seminars and workshops. He is willing to work with you to reach a fair and adequate fee. 

There are a host of options available.