About Michael

My story

Michael K. Jackson is an inspirational keynote speaker, ASTD (ATD) Master Trainer, NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) and Founder and CEO of his own speaking business, Michael K. Jackson International. He has over two decades of business and government leadership experience. Since 2008 he has conducted hundreds of presentations and helped thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners expand globally.

Michael earned an MBA in International Business from American Intercontinental University in Atlanta, GA and a B.S. in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland’s (UMUC-Europe) campus in Heidelberg, Germany.  He is also a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Michael is on a mission to inspire, empower and equip audiences around the world with proven techniques and strategies to overcome adversity and become more resilient so they can live stress-free and purpose-driven lives as a result. He has overcome significant challenges in his personal and professional life that have prepared him to guide you on your journey to success.

Michael is a proud Caribbean American who was born in St. John’s, Antigua and raised in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. He lost his father during the storm when Hurricane Maria slammed the island as a Category 5 hurricane in 2017. As a result of this tragedy, he was inspired to lead teams of church volunteers to help rebuild the island and to help people rebuild their lives.

Forever changed, this experience inspired him to leverage his decades-long business, government and ministry leadership experience to help entrepreneurs, executives and business owners shift their mindset about adversity thus helping them bounce back from setbacks faster and “build back stronger.”

Feedback & Reviews

Read what attendees are saying about the impact of Michael’s presentations…

“Michael is a talented speaker who effectively leverages his experience to provide remarkable insights for his audiences. Michael is impressive in the way that he inspires listeners to adopt a process for building their own resiliency to overcome adversity. He has the ability to easily build rapport, credibility and connectivity with a wide variety of audiences.”

John F. Edwards

CExO (Chief Excitement Officer), The Edwards Group

“Michael presents with calm confidence; he inspires attendees to be their best through The Power of a P.L.A.N. I recommend him highly.”

Sharon M. Weinstein

MS, RN, CRNI-R,. FACW, FAAN, Immediate Past President National Speakers Association, DC Chapter (NSA-DC)

“If you are looking for a professional speaker who can touch your heart, Michael K. Jackson is that speaker. He talks from his experiences and tragedies and shares lessons learned in an easy format to remember, have a P.L.A.N. It makes so much sense and is reasonable to accomplish. But to know what the initials stand for, you need to hear him in person. What makes Michael so outstanding is his warm, easy going style and deep desire to make a difference in the lives of others. He truly speaks from the heart. ”

Darlene T. Carver

MBA, CSJFT/CFCC, Founder, Merlin & Associates, Inc

“Michael is a dynamic and engaging presenter. He draws on his personal experiences and motivates us to help those in need.”

Lewis R. Flax

Flax Associates, LLC

“Michael Jackson is not the famous Michael Jackson but his message is just as important and his passion for impacting others is equally strong. Michael K. Jackson speaks on “Building More Resilient Leaders”, and he helps employees bounce back from setbacks. He gives clear strategies, that when followed, work! “

Karen A. Snyder

MA, CSP, CPF Past President of National Speakers Association, DC chapter Concordia Consulting, LLC

“Michael is an authentic, passionate and moving speaker. He provides effective strategies and tactics for addressing life’s highs and lows. His practical, easy to follow and extremely memorable P.L.A.N. is highlighted by stories and examples that call you to action and stay with you long after the presentation has ended. Whether you are looking for a slight nudge to move down the path that you are on or a bold new redirection, hearing Michael may be just what you need. ”

Myla DeLoatch, CSP

Effective Training and Consulting, LLC

What can I do for you?

Audience members will not only be inspired to change their mindset about adversity, they will also leave with practical takeaways they can implement to overcome obstacles and transform their lives.
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