*Motivation *Inspiration *Passion *Appreciation
Mike Parker is a Dynamic Speaker with a Life-Changing message. Your audience will laugh, learn and be inspired like never before. Mike is considered one of the most gifted storytellers and passionate speakers you will ever see. With his ideal mix of enthusiasm and humor, and captivating motivational stories, Mike is the perfect professional speaker for your next event.
His very successful motivational presentations are jam packed full of strategies and techniques that will help people, leaders and groups build trust, resolve conflicts and create positive relationships that will provide everyone with lasting inspiration.
Inside every human being beats the Heart of a Champion! For at least one brief moment each of us has experienced the incredible potential that lies inside. Some experience it more often than others but every one of us has experienced it and longs to make it an everyday occurrence. The next level awaits us all, but first we must find what it takes for us individually and collectively, personally and professionally, to Ignite Our Full Potential. Mike's presentations are designed to do just that.
Change, Challenge and Adversity are part of personal and professional life; how we deal with them is a matter of choice. Mike has been delivering motivational presentations at conference meetings, seminars and workshops for over 15 years. Mike is driven by his passion to help others achieve more than they ever thought possible by Igniting Their Full Potential.
Mike Parker has first hand knowledge of what it takes to ignite individual, team and organization peak performance and he is available to do those things and more for the attendees of your next event. Mike inspires audiences with a unique, passionate and heartfelt style of communicating that your attendees will be talking about for weeks, months, if not years to come
As a cross country and track & field coach at Iowa City West High School, Mike's teams have achieved phenomenal success having won 11 State Championship team titles in the last 18 years.
Mike has been recognized by his peers at the highest level, having been selected as the State Coach of the Year or the State At-Large Coach of the Year 26 times. Mike has been nominated for the National High School Coach of the Year 5 times.
Make no mistake; Mike's incredably successful motivational presentations resonate way beyond the playing field. Mike has spent the last 15 years showing people from corporate executives to high school students how to lead and succeed with confidence. Mike has a clear and inspiring message about the qualities found in over achieving people, teams and organizations. His firsthand knowledge of what it takes for individuals, teams and organizations to be succeed at the highest leve makes for a dynamic presentation fit for all. He knows how to educate the mind while capturing the heart of his listeners.
From the sports arena to the speaking platform Mike is uniquely qualified to show your audience how to achieve their goals and live their dreams. He has achieved bottom line results by turning around underperforming teams, transforming organizations and building championship programs. Let Mike show you how a few minutes of motivation can restore your competitive edge and breathe life into dreams that inspire sustained peak performance.
Mike's incredibly Motivational and Inspirational presentations are designed to get the most out of every minute of your time. Mike will bring more Passion and Energy to your group than you ever thought was possible!!! In today's fast paced world time is precious and needs to be maximized. In just a matter of minutes Mike will recharge your groups' batteries and instill the fire, intensity and excitment that can be shared and stressed among a group of people for a long time to come.
The impact of Mike's presentations will be felt for weeks months and for some even years. The results are measurable, immediate and will ignite new potential and launch success.
Mike challenges his audiences to be positive even in the face of negativity and will help them see the great rewards that come along with winning this emotional battle. The results are outstanding growth, greater productivity, renewed passion, team success and personal empowerment. It is amazing what is possible when people are motivated. Everyone wants to succeed and Mike's presentations will help the get and stay focused on the things they need to do, to do just that.
Mike not only motivates and inspires people, he empowers them to take action that will lead to new levels of success and Ignite Their Full Potential.
A Few of Mike's Recesnt Testimonials
"Much of my staff directs frontline customer service work which can be difficult at times. Mike came in and reenergized my management team by helping them focus on the opportunities that we all have in our daily work. He was uplifting, funny, motivational and sincere. We'll definitely be using his services again. It was a rare opportunity for all of us to stop and smell the roses."
~Terry Ousley, Director, Customer Service, MidAmerican Energy Company
"Over the last 30 years I have had the opportunity to work closely with many talented and successful coaches including Dan Gable, Tom Davis, Hayden Fry and Kirk Ferentz. Their ability to lead winning teams against the toughest competition depends on their ability to motivate. None of these great coaches does this better than Mike Parker."
~Joseph A. Buckwalter, M.D., Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery Head of the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Iowa College of Medicine Professor
"Mike Parker is an enthusiastic and highly motivational speaker. His presentations are entertaining and thought provoking. He leaves his audiences with a call to action. Whether his topic is family, sports or business, his message is always right on."
~Keith Jones, Vise-President, Hills Bank and Trust Company
"Mike Parker is positive, inspirational and funny all at the same time. He delivered a powerful message. I would highly recommend Mike Parker as a motivational speaker. He was a great inspiration to our students and staff."
~Brad Fox, Principal, Amana Elementary and Clear Creek Amana Middle School
"I have heard Mike Parker speak on a number of different occasions. He is a dynamic and inspirational speaker. His presentations are highly motivational, information-rich and very entertaining. Attendees of his presentations take away insightful information that they can quickly and easily implement into their business and personal lives. His message resonates with people from all walks of life whenever leadership, motivation, teamwork, sales, communication and life skills are important. Diverse audiences instantly connect with his message and enjoy his contagious enthusiasm, high-energy and positive outlook. I enthusiastically recommend Mike as a speaker for any group. Attendees will leave his presentation with a positive mental attitude and with renewed vitality to attack the most difficult problems that they are facing."
~Michael K. Mount, Research Professor, College of Business, University of Iowa
"Mike's presentation was uplifting and inspirational. Our employees truly enjoyed hearing Mike, as their feedback comments were extremely positive. His true-life stories touched everyone and made us see life as a precious gift and how important it is to live every minute to the fullest! Mike delivers his message with sincerity and passion. He was a pleasure to work with and we welcome him back in the future!"
~Denise Thorpe, MidAmerican Energy Company, Program and Risk Support
"Coach Parker inspired me to believe in myself and in doing so I was able to achieve much more than i had ever dreamed. I have encountered numerous motivational speakers, but none can compare to Coach Parker. His passion and exquisite motivational tools make him unparalleled in the realm of inspirational speaking."
~Jeni Frudden, Seven Time All-American, Iowa All-Time State Record Holding in Cross Country and Track & Firld, Six Time High School State Champion
"I have worked with many athletes, coaches and teams and I lecture nationally and internationally myself on sports medicine topics. I have listened to hundreds of speakers and coaches speak and motivate teams and audiences. I think Mr. Parker is one of the best speakers I have ever listened to. I had the opportunity to hear Mr. Parker give a motivational speech and I was completely enthralled and immersed in the speech. His ability to inject emotion and humor was so engaging. He was able to resonate and express his point passionately and I must say you could hear a pin drop because the complete attention he had from the audience."
~Ned Amendola, M.D., Professor and Director, University of Iowa Sports Medicine Center