For over a quarter century, in fact for over 38 years Michael Scott Karpovich has been traveling the world speaking to audiences about how to be resilient in an unfair world. Incorporating personal stories with humor and priceless information, he is asked back again and again to speak on wellness, avoiding burnout, leadership, mental health and violence prevention! He has thus far presented in nearly every Canadian providence, in every state within the United States, in Australia, in the Marshall Islands and in New Zealand! His audiences have surpassed 6 million folks and that number grows every month!Described as “half Robin Williams and half Mister Rogers,” Michael is more than a simple motivational speaker! Diagnosed with “brain damage” at age 4, called a “nerd” by his peers, beaten up by bullies and severely dyslexic, Michael has discovered strength comes from challenges. As he puts it… “Yuk makes you stronger!”This unlikely hero has discovered that our greatest adversities are really what make us strong! In spite of or perhaps because of his awkward start, Michael has worked successfully as a farmer, a popular radio disc jockey, a high school drama coach, a counselor and a college instructor! A successful Certified Speaking Professional, co-author of “The Better Bottom Line,” “Lead Now!,” “Teen Empower,” and “Teen Power & Beyond,” and one of four honorary lifetime members of NSA New England, and the only honorary member of NSA Mountain West, NSA Indiana, & NSA Heartland. He now speaks to individuals in corporations, associations, schools and human service organizations throughout North America. Now he speaks to over 300,000 people annually as a popular keynote presenter, was the youngest president in the history of the Professional Speakers Association of Michigan and is one of less than 700 Certified Speaking Professionals on the planet! (Not bad for a brain-damaged nerd!)Through lively, humorous and thought-provoking presentations, you will discover how to prevent burnout, deal with stress, maintain perspective, prevent substance abuse, communicate with your family, find strength from adversity and develop unique leadership skills!Professionally, Michael is often asked to keynote state, regional and national conventions and associations across the United States and Canada. He is best known for his work as an inspirational keynoter for educational professionals, health care associations and mental health professionals.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Michael Scott Karpovich and other top speakers and celebrities.