TURNING OBSTACLES INTO OPPORTUNITY
"Mike has a real knack for connecting with high school students!"
- Chris Schiffert, Principal, Whitehall High School
"One of our students shared that he was able to have a much better day after hearing your story, feeling much more connected and understood by people"
- Jessica Baker, Site Director, Communities In Schools LV
Mike Marsteller is a best-selling author, teen mentor, motivational speaker and social entrepreneur. His goal is to help as many young people as possible by teaching them how to be resilient and get along with each other. He has a compelling story and message that connects and reaches young people in a way most can't and inspires them to do what most don't. Students leave his presentation with a renewed sense of direction, excited about their possibilities and prepared to take their next steps.
In 2009, Mike founded the HCM Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides opportunities and financial support for families who are significantly impacted by cancer. HCM was recently recognized for their continued dedication and awarded the CHASE Award presented by Fox Chase Cancer Center.
As a youth motivational speaker and teen mentor, Mike has recently joined accomplished business leader and dedicated philanthropist Dr. Nido Qubein, president of High Point University, along with other leading experts from around the world to co-write the forthcoming book titled, Breaking Through.
His greatest motivation for life comes from building connections that inspire the people and communities around him. He is a graduate of Slippery Rock University and is an avid runner, cyclist and triathlete competing at an elite level finishing four Ironman Triathlons.
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Last October I spoke to an inspiring group of high school students in the Lehigh Valley and met some incredible people.