born and raised in Chicago, IL and experiencing the good, and a lot of the bad that comes with it. Poverty, Lack, abuse and disappointment gave Michael a burning intention to always strive and create opportunities for him and his family to excel from their current circumstances. later in his life, Mike had a session with his coach and soon to be friend Kendall Ficklenn which completely transformed his life and really propelled him to the man he is today.
For nearly twenty (10 years), Michael has owned and operated Michael Burks & Associates, LLC. In this capacity, he serves as Coach and Consultant providing, Student Development, Corporate Leadership Training, Professional Development Workshops as well as Parent Engagement Seminars.
As an author of 2 published books, Michael continues to reach his goal to change the lives of others through his literary works known as: Personal Development - 43 Concepts of Success Through Visualization and Affirmation & Intentional Mindset - A Guide to Achieving Deliberate Success
As a guiding light, Michael continues to spread his gift of guidance and empowerment by partnering with businesses, community organizations and educational institutions