Michael Lyons is a Professional Speaker, Actor, Author, Entertainer and former business executive in the hospitality industry where he held several senior level posts over his 40+ year career. His diverse background includes top level roles with companies such as Reed Travel Exhibitions (the world's largest trade show organizer), Carlson Wagonlit Travel and CIGNA.
As a professional speaker, Lyons has given talks in the U.S. and abroad to numerous groups on a variety of topics, with an emphasis on how to pursue your passion and enhance your personal brand. He is the author of the highly-acclaimed book "Set Yourself Free: Daydream it... Believe it... Achieve it!" Set Yourself Free is a call to action to people everywhere who are not fulfilling their potential, feel stuck and aren't sure what to do about it. Drawing from his life experiences and stories of well-known people who have struggled on the road to success, the book outlines tangible and achievable steps that position the reader to pursue goals they might feel are outside their grasp. John Quiñones, the seven time Emmy Award winner, ABC-TV correspondent and host of the popular show "What Would You Do?", wrote the foreword.
As a SAG (Screen Actors Guild) actor for the past 25 years, Mike has appeared in major films, TV shows and commercials, and has more than 350 live appearances under his belt on home shopping network QVC as a product host. His credits include speaking parts in "The Sixth Sense", "All My Children, "Veep", "What Would You Do", "Arrest & Trial", "Outsiders" and "House of Cards" where he played the Speaker of the House. He is also an Emcee and singer, and performs a popular Frank Sinatra tribute show called "Mike Sings Frank", named after his CD of the same name.