Michael McGill, Jr | Speaker + Interrupter + Educator + TV Personality

Michael is hired to masterfully design and deliver:

  • Opening keynotes that exude excitement, passion, and strategy to kick off your event!
  • Thought-provoking and energizing master classes that will challenge, inspire, and teach members to take their life & work to new heights!
  • Closing keynotes that synthesize your conference objectives and catapults your audience out the door motivated and empowered to hit the ground running.

​​Awakening the Giant Within: Developing a Leadership Vision

​​vi·sion (noun)
/ˈviZHən /

Definition: the ability to see; a vivid mental image; the perceptual experience of seeing.
Have you ever felt like you just couldn't see clearly? Far too often, we move around in life and in work without a clear and consistent vision that keeps us going. Vision statements and declarations are powerful- science shows that with a clear vision and compass before us, we are more inclined to persevere, more prone to experience resiliency, and have a higher success rate at accomplishing our goals. This FUN, powerful and inspirational keynote is full of insight, depth, laughs, and even some tears. This is ideal for new leaders, organizations going through change, and programs / summits that want to empower the audience members to get unstuck and become unstoppable. Audience members will leave with actionable steps to create a vision, overcome obstacles, and able to "run the race " to regularly apply the vision in order achieve insurmountable personal and professional growth. 

Learning Objectives:

  • The power in self-care & creating a fruitful vision
  • 3 Steps to becoming mentally strong and exude self-confidence
  • How to turn fear into fuel
  • 3 ways to cultivate resilience & bounce back from setbacks
  • The leadership boots: Ways to coach yourself and others to success!
  • Turning managers into authentic LEADERS
  • ​How to create authentic and fruitful relationships with your team, staff, spouse, and even your kids. 



Highlighted Events:

July 18th, 2018

Creating Community & Connection Experience- 

-Mazuma Credit Union 

May 1-4, 2017

Keynote & Student development masterclass

-University of the Bahamas

(Nassau, Bahamas) 

June 7th, 2018
Keynote & Masterclass (Educators + Social Service Leaders-) 
​-AlignSTL / Education Plus (St. Louis, Mo.)

Bodcaious Communication: How to Communicate with Clarity & Confidence

​​​​​​​​​​ Communication! This five syllable word encompasses SO much and without healthy communication, relationships fail, businesses fail, and things can fall apart. But what if you or your team or your leaders were just a tool box of tools away from powerful and bodacious communication skills that transform failures into flourishing moments? In this riveting, interactive, and thought-provoking keynote, we'll discuss tangible steps to powerful communication and how to #VoiceUp with clarity and confidence. As an international speaker and popular on-air commentator, Michael has mastered the art of attention grabbing, how to cause people to care, and even strategy on ways to influence what actions they take. In order to do these things, it starts with building our capacity for mastering interpersonal & soft skills. 

Why do interpersonal & soft skills matter? 67 percent of HR managers said they’d hire a candidate with strong soft skills even if his or her technical abilities were lacking. Soft skills represent core values, and they drive the business. In order for many to be successful in business, they must be able to engage, learn and communicate effectively.

The reality is this: without prioritizing soft skills, companies can encounter more internal conflicts, have customer service suffer, and see good people leave. Insightful research from the Hay Group has revealed that leaders / employers who incorporate a range of soft talents into their leadership approach can increase their team’s performance by as much as 30 percent. The reason? It “makes people feel valued and rewarded, gives them a clearer sense of high standards, and helps them feel more motivated.” There is so much value in merely honoring the "human" in another person. We all have the same irreducible needs- regardless of our position or title or orientation. And if leaders want to see those whom they lead to bear good fruit, then they (the leaders) must FIRST build them (the people) up...and plant the right seeds!!

Are you ready to plant!? This program is ideal for ANYONE who values success, growth, and personal / professional development. How much is success worth to you?

Learning Objectives:

  • The power of words and how to package words to get results! 
  • How to build people up and not break them down
  • Powerful research on building community through communication 
  • 4 ways to increase your capacity to listen / Learn to listen
  • 3 ways to DIFFUSE & HEAL conflict; understanding how to reduce conflict & combat 
  • The truth behind persuading others
  • We'll play peer-to-peer communication exercises 

There is Power in Proximity

There is power in proximity. In fact, proximity is the breeding ground for understanding, powerfully coaching, and seeing dynamic results from those whom you lead. But how do we cultivate relationships and develop proximity? How do we set the tone for this radical transformation? We'll learn how in this thought-provoking and mult-disciplinary keynote!​​​​​​​​ 

Michael's reputation as a speaker is built on his ability to explore difficult topics with authenticity, tremendous honesty, warmth, and a healthy dose of humor. As a life-long student of healthy relationships & human development, and an unrelenting optimist, he is a master teacher, comedic inspirer, behavior interrupter, researcher, and storyteller with the dynamic ability to both inspire audiences and leave them with actionable + strategic change strategies.

Self-Improvement & Empowerment Speaker  |  Award-Winning Educator | T.V Personality | Mediator & Family Interventionist | 

               Author  | Youth & Family Development Expert | College Speaker | Corporate Employee Development Speaker  


  • Your managers were turned into leaders?
  • Your leaders connected with those whom they serve  
  • Your team experienced less conflict?
  • The employees connected better with the customer base?
  • Members had the tools to build community and connect as a team?
  • Your leaders were strong communicators? 
  • Your team / associates had greater confidence in themselves and their abilities to achieve?
  • Your team had the tools to reduce, deal with, and resolve conflict?
  • Your team was recharged with a sense of purpose and a "why"?
  • Productivity increased because your teams interpersonal skill-set / CAPACITY increased?
  • Quality team members stayed longer?
  • Your workforce had the courage & connection to show up and be seen?
  • The workforce was able to work more effectively & creatively in TEAMS / with each other? 
  • Your leaders and workforce associates made more fruitful decisions? 

" Michael does more than merely give a talk; he BUILDS CAPACITY and creates  connection! His strategy, storytelling, and inspiration set the groundwork for transformation..." 

Business Corporations & Associations 

SoulVitamins: YOU MATTER (How Full is YOUR Cup?) 

This talk is ideal for ANYONE who is in a servant-capacity role or for those who are a caregiver of others. Rather it's a room full of educational administrators and college presidents, teachers and support staff, cafeteria personnel, district & community officials, social workers and counselors, moms and dads, executives, or those in ANY caring capacity role, they will love Michael's raw truths and powerful vulnerabilities about living a wholehearted life. This talk is to enrich, encourage, and help them see how they, too, can fill up their own cup! The reality is that we cannot give that which we do not have, yet we try anyway! How can we expect to pour into others well and fruitfully if our cup is running on low and we are living on "E"-- burning fumes and barely making it from day to day. To decrease burn-out and increase awareness + connection, this talk is for you! Throughout this life, we will inevitably face challenges that cause us see ourselves and the world differently. We'll experience setbacks, set-ups, and even some comebacks. But how do we use our trials to grow us? Based on principles from his bestselling book, Soul Vitamins: Minerals for the Mind, Body & Soul, Michael will deliver an empowering and insightful keynote where we will discuss a set of tools that lead to living a more fulfilled and wholehearted life! Are you ready? Get set. Let's GROW! 


​​Building Community & Creating Connection: Pathways to Enhancing the Ways you Live, Love, and Lead (Customized program for your audience)

C O N N E C T I O N | A relation; the coming together; communion; unity; understanding; inclusion; the act of bringing things into contact. 

All of these elements describe layers of connection and they show that creating connection + building community is an intentional and habitual practice. We know that transformative experiences don’t happen automatically— they’re created through intentional policies, programs, and practices that are "people-centered." These elements are essential for fruitful & productive work spaces, and they support with enhancing the climate and culture of the work space. After all, people work best when they are supported, connected to, and valued. Customers purchase from those whom they feel supported by, connected to, and valued from. What is the climate & culture like at your space? Can it be enhanced? Do team-members and leaders need support in connecting with each other and/or connecting with those whom they serve (i.e. your customer base)? Then this is the talk for you! This empowerment experience is filled with riveting storytelling, comprehendible research, heartfelt vulnerability, comedic inspiration, high energy & highly engaging concepts, consciousness-changing interaction + activities that produce real results, and self-reflection that leads to greater self-awareness! From banking centers to college campuses; from human resources conferences to educator professional development programs; from government agencies to social service agencies, they all have benefited from the principles, tools, and awareness that comes from this customized talk! 

In this keynote, things we explore include: 

  • Learn the ART of 5 ways that build community & create connection
  • How associates can connect with their team and their customer base 
  • How biases get in the way of connection 
  • How to become "people-centered" while also intentional about self-care
  • The power of intentionality: How associates can either enhance or degrade the overall organization vision
  • 4 tools to enhance how we live, love, and lead 
  • ​How to decrease conflict and increase awareness + connection

Michael's talks are designed with interactive capacity-building exercises, peer-to-peer coaching, and thought-provoking research. As a researcher, interpersonal &soft-skills expert, and motivational family intervention counselor, Michael brings both personal and professional development to audiences because, after all, the skills that we use at home and with our families are the same skills that we'll most likely use in the marketplace. What if we had the tools to be well at home, do well at work, and do good in the world? Michael brings the acuity and passion that causes a riveting paradigm shift.   

Here are some of the most requested keynotes / masterclasses that Michael gives to organizations and leaders. Please note that specific material is crafted to meet the specific needs of the client and other topics may be developed if they fall within Michael's expertise and passion. 

Client Testimonials...

​​​​​​​ Your Voice = Your Power: The Talk for Women

You may be thinking, "so what can this guy tell us about women?" Good question! I'm actually not going to "tell" women anything. The objective of this keynote is to SUPPORT, ENRICH, ENCOURAGE, and EMPOWER women to understand themselves and the world differently, and create the life they so desire and deserve. Thought-provoking research has been done that shows how the brain changes / certain parts of the brain ignite in a healthy way when a male speaks support and "life" to women. HOWEVER, it can't just be any "man." It's important that the man exude high emotional intelligence, compassion, ethos, and the art of speaking "life." I exemplify those things, as well as, I'm aware of my "male privilege" and I use that privilege to disrupt and interrupt. As one who has been the keynote for a plethora of "all women" audiences, and as a television personality who is regularly booked because of my professional appeal to women, it's my duty to support and encourage women whenever able. 

Synopsis: As a woman, you are capable of more than you know. Yet, so many women have a challenge with finding their voice and using their voices in a healthy way. Many women allow fear to stop them from playing big. Startling research shows that many women are less likely to apply for jobs / promotions until they meet 100% of the qualifications, while many men will apply when they meet only 60% of the qualifications. Is there a such thing as a confidence gap? How do we eliminate it? In a scarcity culture where “never enough” truly dominates and fear has become second nature for so many, it's hard to fully show up and be seen in this world. It can be challenging to find and use our voices- especially if we've never been fully given the tools. It can also be gut-wrenching to take risks, set boundaries, and even ask for what we want. But, what happens when we're afraid and we move ANYWAY? What happens when we're insecure or unsure but we move ANYWAY? What happens when trepidation is present, but we're vulnerable and dare greatly ANYWAY? One word: Growth. Growth can be costly and scary, but the reward can be soul-stirring and life-giving. Are you ready to pay the cost?  

With clarity, simplicity, and vulnerability, Michael has a knack for building the capacity of women (and women leaders) and supporting them to rise and thrive! 

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyzing what fear looks like and recognize how unhealthy fear can attack us and hold us back 
  • How to turn fear into fuel
  • 3 ways to eliminate self-sabotage
  • The art of being assertive- how to find your voice & be heard (and how to eliminate being too passive or too aggressive)
  • Learn how perfectionism shows up and how to recognize it in order to lessen it 
  • 3 ways to be show up and be seen- how to exude self-confidence! 

 Your investment in bringing Michael will return fruitful dividends-- for his passionate methods have been proven to support & empower team members and leaders with the tools to radically enhance their soft skills AND their lives! 

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