What I do
Life often presents us with adversity in the form of external obstacles such as a job layoff, business failure, health crisis, money problems, loss of a loved one, and rocky business or personal relationships. Similarly, many of us face internal obstacles like fear, worry, anxiety, self-doubt, negative self-talk and limiting beliefs. Both types of obstacles often result in higher stress levels and lower productivity, which can leave us feeling stuck. This negatively impacts our quality of life and our organization’s bottom line.
Are you an entrepreneur, an executive, or a leader who has faced or is currently facing any of the above-listed obstacles? What has the result been? Are you still standing tall, or have circumstances knocked you off your feet? Are you just bent, or are you broken? If you’re in the latter category, are you seeking ways to regain your bearings and get back to a position of strength so you can accomplish your goals and fulfill your life’s mission and vision? Well, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve personally experienced all of the above-mentioned obstacles in my life…plus more! Yet, I’ve been able to weather those storms and overcome that adversity by employing simple yet powerful strategies and techniques that have completely transformed my life.
As a result, I’m now on a mission to inspire, empower and equip entrepreneurs, executives, and leaders like you around the world with these same strategies so you too can overcome the obstacles that impede your growth and experience a similar transformational shift. The ultimate outcome is reduced stress and increased profits, productivity and peace of mind for you and your organization. More resilient leaders make more resilient organizations.
Speaker & Trainer
As a global inspirational keynote speaker and resilience trainer, I will bring passion and authenticity to your next event. Contact me, and we can custom design a presentation that fits your needs.
Michael is coauthor of the Amazon Best Seller, “Speaking My Truth: 50 Real-Life Stories that Inspire, Empower, Heal, and Transform,” in which he introduces readers to his P.L.A.N. Resilience-Building Blueprint.
Michael was an excellent and thoughtful speaker for our local SHRM Chapter. His topic, “Build Back Stronger: The Power of a P.L.A.N. in the Face of Adversity“ was well received by our members. This was also a virtual presentation and Michael was adept in engaging with the audience. From a planning and logistics perspective – he was a great communicator, detailed, and prompt in providing the information I needed as the VP of Programs. I highly recommend him as a speaker for your professional organization or company. -William Seidler, Employee Benefits Consultant at USI Insurance Services
Michael K. Jackson delivered a highly engaging session at BIDEM 2020― The International Caribbean Diaspora Entrepreneurs’ Conference and Trade Show, Toronto, Canada (virtually) on October 14, 2020. At the end of Day 2, he had everyone energized, on high and ready for more…His session “4 Steps to Banishing Burnout: The Power of a P.L.A.N.” was undoubtedly enabling, a utilization-focused presentation that came with spiritual foundation and how-to for helping entrepreneurs to tackle the challenge of stress and burnout individually as well as for advancing UN Sustainable Development Goal # 3 (SDG 3) Good health & well-being…Michael you have proven yourself as a speaker with a powerful story and one who can light up and arrest the attention of an audience…Accommodating, engaging, proactive and has a story are among the words I would use to describe you. -Meegan Scott, Principal Associate at Magate Wildhorse & Organizer of BIDEM 2020― The International Caribbean Diaspora Entrepreneurs’ Conference and Trade Show
Michael K. Jackson is powerful speaker with an equally powerful message! I invited Michael to speak at my Spark Hope Now virtual event, and he delivered an excellent presentation. Michael is a dynamic, engaging and authentic speaker. His “Power of a P.L.A.N.” presentation provides audiences with concrete steps they can take to manage stress, overcome adversity and build their emotional resilience – an invaluable skill to learn in these uncertain times. The audience found his message deeply moving, timely and relevant. I’ve had the pleasure of mentoring Michael over the past year, and I admire how passionate and purposeful he is about impacting people with his message. I highly recommend that you hire Michael as a speaker at your next event. – Dr. Simon T. Bailey, DBA, CSP, CPAE
Michael K. Jackson opened up as the Conference Kick-Off Keynote speaker for the NVBDC National Veterans Business Matchmaker Conference in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Expectations were high as the attendees: Service-Disabled/Veteran Owned Businesses and Supplier Diversity Professionals from several NVBDC Corporate Members/Non-Members, made a considerable investment of time and money to attend the 2-day conference. As most of us know, the first speaker of any conference sets the tone for the rest of the events. Michael K. Jackson was well received by the audience with is knowledge, inspiration and charisma. He was easy to work with, personable, and spent extra time to deliver an exceptional presentation tailored specifically for the attendees. The tone was set; the kick-off with Michael was exactly what the conference needed to continue down the path for success. I have been planning conferences and events for years and highly recommend Michael K. Jackson for your next meeting. – Gretchen Zito Owner Executive Productions
Michael was great in the presentation he made on ‘how to recover from setbacks, and build back stronger’. His message inspired our staff members who could relate with the examples Michael shared.– Binola Mehtaji, Deputy Director, HR at NCQA
Our staff really appreciated Michael’s presentation on the topic of “building back stronger after a setback”. Michael had encouraging words to share, touching personal experience and practical recommendations based on what he learned through his own experience. Thank you, Michael! -Beatriz Coningham, Ed.D., SHRM SCP, Director, HR at NCQA
It was a pleasure to be able to connect with Michael during SpeakerCon 2019 in Arlington, VA. His message of how to win by implementing your P.L.A.N. received great feedback. Michael’s message will resonate with many audiences that have been through difficult situations. I also had the opportunity to have Michael as a guest on the #SpeakEasy Podcast where he shared his personal journey of overcoming life’s challenges. Looking forward to seeing Michael do some amazing things in the future and I highly recommend him as a speaker and coach. -Altovise Pelzer, Host of the Speakeasy Podcast / Founder of the World Voice League