Mike Acker is a leadership coach with over 18 years of experience in speaking, leadership development, group dynamics, and organizational management. He is an expert in workplace communications, developmental pipelines, and self-presentation. He’s a scholar-practitioner-instructor with the lifelong goal of bringing out the best in his circle of influence so that they in turn can bring out the best in others.
Known for his authenticity, humor, energy, and engaging presence, Mike specializes in fomenting personal and organizational awareness, allowing you to create your own personal growth track while developing leadership pathways for your organization. His approach is earnest, informed, and holistic, leading to a more satisfying balance in work and life. His expertise in communications and leadership has attracted politicians, business entrepreneurs, educational leaders, and executive managers.
Mike’s training stretches from private Spanish speaking schools in Mexico, national college debate tournaments, masters in cultural leadership, certifications in coaching, and his current MBA. Mike has been a professional speaker for 18 years and has spoken to groups of 10 to 10,000.
In addition to coaching executives, Mike leads team events and delivers highly interactive trainings in the areas of effective communications, presentation, and leadership.
In 2014, Mike accepted the role of organizational President at an international non-profit which works to lift kids out of poverty in Senegal and Mexico. In this capacity he oversees the paid staff, the board of directors, and the international staff as they collaborate to sponsor families, start schools, and build dozens of feeding centers.
Mike is also a rock climber, wake surfer, skiier, a lego architect, and a family man. Mike believes in the power of mindfulness, exercise, journaling, and real community to counter the stresses of everyday life.
Mike is looking forward to assisting you on your journey to become a more successful leader.