Speaker - Consultant - Coach

Inspiring you to reach your full potential,

​ignite your passion and appreciate your qualities





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Contact:
Mike Parker
2797 Highway 1, NE
Iowa City, IA 52240
(319)-621-3377
​mike@mike-parker.com



"Mike helped kick off the in-service for our newest faculty members.  The presentation was energetic and motivational - a dynamic keynote.  His blend of humor with real-life story-telling held everyone's attention and conveyed a powerful and positive message to staff members."

Dr. David Benson

Superintendent of Schools Cedar Rapids

Community School District


Mike is an expert in team building techniques, positive thinking, personal development,  and the power of appreciation, inspiring everyone from corporate executives to high school students.

Resources & Inspiring Quotes

Useful Links:

​Iowa City West Girls Track & Field/Cross Country Website



Mike's Favorite Inspirational Quotes 

“What is POPULAR is not always right; what is RIGHT is not always popular.” 
~Anonymous 

"Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible."
~Anonymous  

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” 
~Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Be the change that you want to see in the world.” 
~Mohandas Gandhi

"Practice doesn't make perfect. Practice makes permanent. Perfect practice is what makes perfect."
~Vince Lombardi

“The team on top of the mountain didn't fall there."

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming.”
~Goethe

“If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn't make your house look any better.” 
~Lou Holtz

“Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.” 
~Mohandas Gandhi

“To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to”
~Kahlil Gibran

“Only when you've been in the deepest valley can you know how magnificent it is to be atop the highest mountain.” 
~President Richard M. Nixon 

"There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread."
~Mother Teresa

“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.” 
~Mohandas Gandhi

"A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success." 
~Anonymous 

“Today is a gift, that’s why we call it the present.” 
~Mark Twain

​“The future doesn’t just happen, it is created… our destiny is not in the stars, but in ourselves.”