Mike Marsteller is an author, teen mentor and motivational speaker. His goal is to help as many young people as possible by teaching them how to be resilient and find purpose in life.
He grew up in Pennsylvania and throughout childhood and adolescence he struggled with the constant void of one of the most important role models of a young man’s life – his Father, who lost his battle with cancer when Mike was just one year old. Raised in a single parent home, he empathizes with students who face challenges and they see him as someone who’s been there and wants to help them succeed. Mike’s school assembly program has empowered teens all over the U.S.
He 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-author the book titled, Breaking Through. On the day of release, Breaking Through reached best-seller status in two amazon.com categories.
In 2009, he founded the HCM Foundation, a non-profit organization that works with hospitals and social workers in order to provide financial support to help cancer patients and their families. In 2013 HCM was recognized for its continued dedication and awarded the CHASE award presented by Fox Chase Cancer Center.
Mike’s 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 four-time Ironman triathlete.
Audience: High School & College Students
Format: Student Leadership Events & School Assembly
This program will change how your students make important choices and perceive hard times. The difference between success and failure is the choice students make when life gets hard - dealing with a bad grade, feeling accepted by peers, or any roadblock in their path. "Life = Choices" will help your students in the most critical decision making moments by teaching life skills within three specific areas:
Mike uses humor to grab attention, energy to keep it and empathy to help students build the confidence they need to make good choices and push through anything. At the end of this assembly, your students will be able to:
If your school is looking to teach students important life skills that will help them be more successful, this is the program for you.
Audience: Middle School Students
Format: School Assembly
In a unique approach to bullying, "Cool To Be K.I.N.D." has the ability to change the culture in your school and the way your students can impact the community. Through sincere and authentic conversation, Mike teaches students how to:
Mike takes these four topics and uses the word K.I.N.D. to break it down into four easy categories that students can relate to and put into their own perspective:
Each category has at least one challenge or action step that students can implement immediately. This program is results oriented and guaranteed to make a difference in your school.
*Guaranteed to motivate, entertain and empower your student audience.
If you are looking to plan an assembly program or bring in a speaker, I highly recommend Mike as your top choice. He will bring value to your students and leave a lasting impression that helps prepare them for
Every student should hear Mike's message about resilience and kindness.
Mike's message is incredibly relevant to what students go through on a daily basis. He is the speaker you
need to emotionally connect with your students and genuinely get through to them.