“Michael's time with our group of YMCA professionals was inspiring to us all. As we work to help improve the lives of those in our community, his message of the power of being kind will now be spread throughout Northern New England. I can't tell you how many people came up to me throughout the rest of our conference to talk to me about changes they plan on making in their lives as a result of Michael's message. It was such a great way to kick off our conference!”

—  Joseph W. Manzoli, Jr. - CEO, YMCA of Greater Nashua

“I recently had the pleasure of hearing you speak at Hay House’s “I Can Do It” Conference in Toronto. What a Joy. We laughed and we cried..the stories were so moving. Very inspirational!! It was an honor to meet and speak with you Michael. Your book "am I being Kind" has also given me tools to work with in my life and I have passed it on to family.”

—  Michelle, Toronto, Canada

“Fantastic presentation at the Maine Health Care Association Conference! It was very encouraging and motivating. I can't wait to get your book! —  Heather - Rockland, Maine

“Thank you so much for your inspirational and uplifting messages of hope and love. It reaches beyond cultural norms, racial issues and international borders. A simple message with profound and long lasting effects.”

—  Teresa,  Switzerland

"We were introduced to Michael today in Austin. The group I was with, who have studied this type of material for so long now, were all shocked we hadn’t heard from Michael before. Blown away impressed!!! Thanks for being dedicated to do what you do and look forward to continued teachings from you!"

—  Jessica

"Soooooo awesome!!!! Thank you for starting out our year so positively and full of energy! Everything you told us yesterday has been going through my mind since then! I am retelling the stories and writing down ideas and cannot wait to begin teaching my students."

— Carey

"Thank you for the moving and motivating start to the school year for Saco School Department staff today. Your message of kindness and love is so important and will make such a difference in the lives of the children we are privileged to work with." — Joan

“You rocked my world today Michael at Hay House’s at I Can Do It! in Austin, Texas!! Thanks and LOVE!!!!” XOXOXOXOXX!!

—  Suzy

“I wanted to thank you again for such an incredible experience - hearing your journey yesterday. What a gift YOU are to this planet THANK YOU!”

—  Danielle

"I cannot get over how your presentation has made me feel. I have always considered myself a positive person and work really hard to spread it to everyone around me. But somehow you have motivated me to work even harder and make more goals." — Alyssa D.

“We truly enjoyed having Michael come and speak to us! His talk has improved our company so much. We have enjoyed being a kinder business!”

— Assistance Plus, Inc.

"I can say with all honesty that you were by far the best speaker I've listened to in my career. Your positive energy and outlook is contagious." — Jared B.

"Michael, Of the 100 speakers at the Hay House World Summit this year, you moved me. Thank you. Continue to be exactly who you are. It works.”  — Paul T.

“Defining success has been something I've struggled with in my life, but now I think I've finally got it. What's the truest, rawest form of success? KINDNESS. Thank you, Michael!” —  Lance P.

"Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!! Words cannot express what I'm feeling after your presentation to our staff. You did an AMAZING job, Michael! I'm so so so so thankful! The feedback I have received has been wonderful!" — Julie S.

     Childhood trauma. The sudden loss of a loved one. Career dissatisfaction. Addiction. Chronic illness. Divorce. Depression. These and a myriad of other conditions remind us that everyone has a story of struggle -- experiences and unforeseen hardships that shape our hearts and minds. For it's not a matter of if difficulties arise, but rather, when. Knowing this, each of us will be challenged to answer the following question: Will I emerge from the darkness as a symbol of optimism and fierce resiliency or as a life-long victim?

     Delivered from a strong position on personal responsibility, this keynote is an invitation to find meaning within any challenge while awakening our innate ability to convert adversity into wisdom, strength, and kinder living. Sharing his own dark night of the soul along with accounts of everyday heart warriors, Chase offers a hopeful perspective on suffering and the undeniable power of the human spirit.

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     Each morning, most of us will digitally digest countless examples of inhumane behavior before finishing our first cup of coffee. For we have entered a time in history where being tethered to personal and global turbulence is the norm. Nevertheless, we scroll through the news feed, somewhat indifferent to the suffering because we must set forth; honoring our financial obligations, relationships, parenting duties, household responsibilities, texts, emails, social media annoyances, along with a myriad of other 21st century demands.

     For the vast majority of adults, this is a typical morning, all of which occurs prior to arriving at work. Recognizing this, the conventional notion of "workplace stress" has become completely antiquated. Simply stated, most people are stressed (and oftentimes hostile) before their workday even begins. As a result, this dismal energy can quickly infect others, creating additional tension and unfriendly attitudes.

     Perhaps it's time to address occupational pressures from a new perspective — a more compassionate one; acknowledging an individual's humanity first. For each of us is far more than our assigned career labels — we are an accumulation of personal and professional challenges. And until we accept this obvious truth, consciously making mental health a priority . . . life will only feel more overwhelming.

     During this one-of-a-kind wellness program, attendees will learn to identify and reduce everyday tensions which can cause a decline in emotional health and negatively impact work performance. By acquiring skills that cultivate peace outside an individuals' occupation, he or she will find it easier to generate more respect, positivity, and harmony in the workplace.

“Seeing the mud around a lotus is pessimism, seeing a lotus in the mud is optimism.”  ― Amit Kalantri

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     In this one of a kind workshop, learn how a fulfilling life begins the moment you confront one of your greatest fears: the truth. During this interactive "Truthshop," attendees are inspired to live and speak their truth while encouraging others to do the same. Through honest conversations and empathy building exercises, discover how vulnerability and authenticity can enhance all areas of your life. By recognizing that everyone has a story, judgmental habits will be replaced by qualities such as acceptance, trust, empathy, and even forgiveness. If you've ever felt misunderstood or would like to see others in a more compassionate light, this is the program for you.

— Find renewed strength by living and speaking your truth.

— Create healthy, loving relationships.

— Free yourself from a painful past.

— Learn the power of forgiveness

— Understand difficult people.

— Live a life of integrity, kindness, and courage.

“Most people are afraid of suffering. But suffering is a kind of mud to help the lotus flower of happiness grow. There can be no lotus without the mud.”

― Thích Nhất Hạnh



LOTUS TRUTHSHOPS: The Transformational Power of Living & Speaking Your Truth