Dr. Mike is the world’s foremost authority on sanity and character ethics in business. His ideas on sanity and character ethics in business and improving the overall context and texture of an organization can transform your life, transform your people and transform your business. By all means, have Dr. Mike speak to you or your business, read his materials and listen to his insights and it will have a wonderful effect on your life and everything you do.
- Brian Tracy, Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International
Dr. Mike’s program to our hospital employees was outstanding! He’s incredible! The entire audience really enjoyed his presentation. I have been hearing positive comments all week. In fact, I have been hearing employees use several of Dr. Mike’s quotes and sayings for quite some time now. That never happens after a speaker has been here.
- Mari Swearingen – Galion Community Hospital
Dr. Mike was OUTSTANDING! He related his stories so they included information about our industry and our organization. He was energetic and kept everyone’s attention. Dr. Mike did a great job and received high praises from all of our attendees on their evaluations. He was the highlight of our conference!
- Joyce West – State Transportation Association Of Indiana
Dr. Mike was very down to earth and related real life experiences that all of our staff were able to associate with. He has a wonderful ability to involve and hold the attention and interest of the audience. I have NEVER had so many positive comments following a presentation. This guy is a MUST see.
- Doreen Clark – Tri County Community Action Agency
Dr. Mike Thomson has keynoted our annual Torch Awards luncheon and moderated our Integrity In Tough Times Session as well as our on-going Presidents Forums. He always does an excellent job and is very well received by all audience members. His messages are timely, focused and right on point. His messages have reinforced our commitment to leadership character ethics, ethical enterprising and the BBB brand. We value him as a partner at the Better Business Bureau.
- Kip Morse - President, Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio
I attended Dr. Mike’s workshop and really, really enjoyed it. He was really ‘on point’ and everyone in our workplace thoroughly enjoyed it. The day after the workshop we would all look at each other and recite the key points we all picked up. Dr. Mike’s style, sense of humor and passion made this happen for all of us who attended long after we left the workshop. Dr. Mike certainly has a gift from God.
- Angie Matson – Bastrop, Louisiana
Dr. Mike’s program had excellent reviews! The audience we had in attendance just loved him. He is dynamic, energetic, caring and passionate – just about perfect! Don’t miss seeing Dr. Mike.
- Bonnie Moses – Mt. CarmelHealth
There were nearly 500 people in attendance at our Chamber of Commerce event. Dr. Mike’s presentation was without question the most enjoyable event we have ever had. It’s not all that hard to find an informative speaker, but slightly more difficult to find an entertaining speaker. It’s nearly impossible to find an entertaining and informative speaker and Dr. Mike filled both of these roles with equal expertise. I would highly recommend Dr. Mike for any event you are considering.
- Joy Jeffries — Executive Director - Bastrop-Morehouse Parish Chamber Of Commerce
Our employees LOVED you! It was very refreshing having a man of your character come and speak at our event. When you hear the prefix “Dr.” before someone’s name you assume him or her to be ‘highly educated and a little stiff.” You on the other hand were whimsical, funny, down to earth, and offered advice we could all relate to. Your messages offered our employees a choice on how to deal with stress on all levels of life. You made our event a memorable one and one that staff will be talking about for a long time to come. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
- Carla Prewett– Multi County Juvenile Attention System
WONDERFUL! This is the one word that would describe your most inspirational talk! As a matter of fact, a co-worker (who also attended) and I have already used your “Who Owns The Problem” poster today! It’s so simple but so powerful – where has this been all my life? Thank you for making us more thoughtful of our reactions to others over whom we have no control. Your points are something that will definitely stick with us for a lifetime.
- Lucy Berry - Kent State University
Bravo, Bravo. The compliments and rave reviews have been pouring in to me over the last couple of days. Thank You Dr. Mike for starting off our seminar on such a great note. Thanks to your message, delivery and dynamic personality, our day was a SUCCESS!!!
- Andrea Rakowicz - The Property One Management One, LTD
On behalf of the members of the Ohio Health Care Association, thank you for the opportunity to work together to provide one of the most well received programs we have offered to our members. Your programs provide a wealth of information and entertainment to our attendees. Your passion and your dedication shows in your presentation style. We look forward to working with you for many years.
- Kathy Chapman - CMP - Education Director - Ohio Health Care Association
I have had the opportunity to invite Dr. Mike to Spangdalem Air Force Base on two separate occasions. On both occasions Dr. Mike presented to three different audiences; youth, parents and professionals. Each visit was a tremendous success! Dr. Mike is so easy to work with and delightfully friendly. He has the uncanny ability to put any audience at ease and quickly pulls them together as a team. He’s amazing!
- Priscille A. Dixon – Demand Reduction Program Coordinator
Parents, read this book! Dr. Mike will save your sanity with practical, easy to read, no fluff answers to everyday parenting.
- Mark Victor Hansen – Co-creator, #1 New York Times best-selling series Chicken Soup For The Soul, Co-author, The One Minute Millionaire
Dr. Thomson has been a consultant to and clinician for The Ohio High School Athletic Association for more than two decades, and his workshops have been described as some of the best workshops ever developed for supporting the goals of drug free lifestyles for youth and encouraging sportsmanship, ethics and integrity. He does just a great job in pulling coaches, captains, athletes and parents together in an effort to raise the bar for sportsmanship, ethics and integrity not only on the field of play but also in and out of season as well.
- Dr. Debbie Moore-Assistant Commissioner The Ohio High School Athletic Association
Dr. Thomson has been an instrumental part of The Ohio State University CHAMPS Student-Athlete Life Skills Program. He is a regular instructor with our required freshman athlete course, a speaker and workshop coordinator with our student-athlete advisory board made up of team leaders from all sports programs as well as a consultant and speaker for each individual team within our athletic program. The response by both athletes, coaches and associates of the Athletic Department has been tremendous. He uses his humor, his wit, his athletic experience and his professional experiences to hold the audience captive throughout his presentations. The student athletes love him. His overall value to our program is immeasurable.
- Kate Riffee Ph.D. — Assistant Athletic Director, The Ohio State University
I can’t sufficiently thank you for the role you played in making our in-service so successful. By all accounts, your presentation was timely and well received. The evaluations for your segment were ‘over the top’ and the written comments were nothing short of fantastic. And they were unanimous! Congratulations on a job well done and a sincere thank you for making the day so productive and beneficial.
- Dr. Michael O'Shea - Assistant Superintendent - Springfield Local Schools, Ohio
Dr. Mike could relate to everyone in our audience from secretaries, maintenance, custodians and support staff. We have had more positive comments about Dr. Mike than any other speaker we have ever had. He’s the best!
- Linda Early – Buckeye Career Center
If you are looking for a highly entertaining, yet educational speaker for students, teachers, staff or parents, I can recommend no one more higher than Dr. Mike. Dr. Mike has spoken to our students on several occasions. He has also presented valuable in-services to our teaching staff. Both groups have asked me to bring him back. You will find him knowledgeable, insightful, motivational and witty. He is one of the best speakers I have heard in thirty years in education.
- Dale Nienberg – Principal – Kalida High School
Usually speakers are boring and say the same old stuff every time. So I figured I would have a good solid hour of nap time. Boy, I was definitely wrong, and I don’t admit that very often. Even as students talked to you in the cafeteria later I could tell that you are animated, energetic and passionate about what you do. You really care. Many adult speakers treat us like we are three year olds not juniors and seniors in high school. You talked about issues that are important to us. As students that means a great deal to us when an adult talks to us like young adults. Personally, your presentation is something I won’t quickly forget. I want to thank you for inspiring our school.
- Maggie Hatern – Student Council President – River View High School
Thank you Dr. Mike for two wonderful days. Almost 5,000 peoples’ lives were positively touched by your eleven presentations. Your canny ability to adapt your presentation to the age appropriateness of your audience was most impressive. From kindergarten to adults, your dynamic programs were so well received. Thanks to you, we were given many kudos from students, staff and parents. Bedford is a better place because of your messages.
- Kenneth Graf – Administrator – Temperance Schools – Michigan
Dr. Mike is able to relate to students from elementary to high school at their own individual levels. We were able to send the message about personal responsibility and character to our entire school using one speaker, Dr. Mike. Even a year later, we have students still repeating his message ‘Good Choice, Poor Choice, My Choice.’ One presentation made that strong of an impact on all of our students.”
- Michael Wank - Superintendent – Seneca East Local Schools
Dr. Mike is awesome! It’s by far the best program we have ever had that entertains, engages and excites everyone from the beginning to the end. Dr. Mike was at our school the entire day and our students, staff and parents just loved you. Every school needs to hear Dr. Mike’s message.
- Chris Mate - Administrator, Madeira Schools, Ohio
Hey Dr. Mike. I am a freshman and you were at my school 7 hours ago for an assembly. All I can say is that it was a really great performance and lesson for us. I would like to thank you for so many laughs you gave us during the show. Power, Control, Choices, Good Choice, Poor Choice, My Choice, Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship – Those words are still stuck in my head. I keep thinking about what I can do to better myself in life. All I want to do is Thank You.
- Shaun H – Student - Fairfield Freshman High School
Dr. Mike’s message is clear and to the point. The students at Standish-Sterling Central High School are still talking about your program and how much they enjoyed your show. The teaching staff thought you were right on and had a good understanding of our youth of today. Your presentation was extremely enjoyable while your words and action left little doubt in anyone’s mind about your sincerity and commitment to children of all ages. Needless to say, you left a very positive and long lasting impression on the people you addressed at all of your assemblies. Your should be given a plaque or trophy of some type for holding everyone’s attention while students enthusiastically absorbed the importance of your message. Great job!
- Dennis J. Haut – Principal – Standish-Sterling Central High School
Many of our cadets said ‘Dr. Mike was outstanding! I thought Dr. Mike was great! Dr. Mike was better than some of the comedians that come here. Dr. Mike had everyone interacting and had a great message that benefited everyone.’ Dr. Mike, you were a real hit at our Institute.
- Edwin G. Preble – Office Of The Commandant - New Mexico Military Institute
Dr. Mike has a caring, informative, confident and relaxed style that just draws people toward him. He keeps every participant involved and engaged. I have honestly never seen anything like it in my years of working in the schools and in peer leadership programs. He is an inspiration and motivator to students, staff and parents and a must see.
- Lisa Draeger – Community Services Coordinator – Alcohol & Drug Dependency Services Of Medina County
Hey Dr. Mike – It’s Kasey (the student teacher that attended your talk this morning.) I teach at another elementary school in the afternoon. The timing of your talk could not have come at a better time. I just had a HORRIBLE day on Thursday because of the children’s behavior. What you said to me today stuck! “Good Choice, Poor Choice, MY Choice.” So, when I got to class this afternoon- I sat all the kids down and spoke to them about choices they make in their lives along with your “Who Owns The Problem” poster when they get into trouble…I began by having them emulate you up on stage by having all of them put their hands up with me, and say Good Choice (right hand), Poor Choice (left hand), MY Choice (thumbs back to yourself). It was wonderful! As a result – I had one of the best class periods to date and I give all the credit to YOU! Thank you sooo much Dr. Mike! I am speechless.
- Kasey - Student Teacher
Our teachers not only enjoyed the humor during Dr. Mike’s program, they really took a lot away from his presentation. Teachers who walked into the program skeptical now have his poster, ‘Who Owns The Problem’ posters hanging prominently on their classroom walls and use it with their students all the time. Even students use the poster when dealing with other students. Dr. Mike and this poster is a must have if you work in the schools.
- Michael Wank - Superintendent – Seneca East Local Schools
Your course has been revitalizing for me as a trip to the ocean! I’ve been in Education since 1963. I’ve always taken courses, gone to seminars, etc. to keep improving or at least not get stagnate. Your courses opened possibilities more than any course I’ve ever taken! I use what I learn from you almost daily and have seen a big difference. The messages are simple for me to apply and understandable to my students. Blessings to you Dr. Mike, you have been a blessing to me.
- Nancy Storer – Penta County Career Center
Dr. Mike’s style is unmatched. He presents to students, staff and parents like no other speaker we have had. His messages resonate with each audience member, which is hard to do in the schools. His energy, enthusiasm and positive outlook in life is just contagious!
- Jennifer Williams – Principal – Hilliard City Schools
Dr. Mike kept our teachers focused. He was clear, concise, used great humor and got our audience involved at every turn. His energy and passion created an atmosphere at our conference where there were no minds wandering. He’s just great!
- Pam Bell – Auglaize County Educational Service Center
Dr. Mike’s manner, presentation and messages have helped my staff and me to cope with an ever-changing population in education. His ability to relate on students behavior from growing and learning to the most student centered solutions has allowed us to help our students be part of the solution, not part of the problem. If you truly care about providing ‘choices’ to young people for finding solutions and creating positive environments, then listen to Dr. Mike’s messages. His programs have reduced our students inappropriate behavior by 42% and our parents are our biggest allies because we use the skills and concepts provided to us by Dr. Mike.
- David W. Nosker – Principal – Dublin Davis Middle School
Dr. Mike was awesome! He was able to touch each person in the audience with his messages. His presentation was upbeat and fast paced with GREAT content. He’s a must see to appreciate speaker.
- Chuck Klamer – James A. Garfield Local Schools
We have used Dr. Mike for many, many years with our students, our staff, our parents and our entire athletic and co-curricular program. Speakers come and go, but Dr. Mike’s message will stay with your school.
- Mike Seaman – Administrator - Northmont High School
Dr. Mike has spoken to our middle schools here in Fishers for over 13 years in a row. He talks to the students during the day and the parents at night. His humorous and comic approach to everyday situations for both students and parents is amazing. His message and style of delivery is able to captivate them from the moment he takes the stage. We have over 500 parents show up each year to see Dr. Mike. We are looking forward to having him back next year. We may have to find a bigger room!
- Roger Norris – Administrator – Hamilton Southeastern Schools - Allen Myers – Guidance – Fishers Junior High
Dr. Mike spoke to all students and staff at all of our district’s school, elementary through high school over a three day period. He does a fantastic job! Everybody just loved him. We received 100% positive comments from students, staff and parents that he talked to. His versatility makes him a very unique speaker in that he can adapt his message to each individual school’s need. He was able to provide great information on the importance of making good choices, peer pressure, bullying, conflict resolution, sexting, alcohol and other drugs and was able to tie it into each of the school’s character education programs. He’s Amazing!
- April Peterson – Greenville Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Mike was enthusiastic, energetic and had a message that our students just loved. His theme of ‘Good Choice, Poor Choice, My Choice’ was heard in the hallways, classrooms and lunchroom for a long time after he left our building. He’s way beyond just a one-time speaker who comes and goes from your building. His messages stick. Dr. Mike was just a impressive when he spoke to our parents.
- Sue Goebel – Counselor – West & C.D. Elementary Schools
Dr. Mike’s invaluable information that he provided to our students, staff and parents was just excellent. He gets rave reviews from all who hear him. He involves everyone right from the start of his program and leaves them with a renewed sense of passion and purpose. He’s just GREAT!
- GeorgiAnn Diniaco Ph.D. – Safe And Drug Free Schools Coordinator - Dublin City Schools
Wow! It is what best describes how I am feeling right now. Your teachings made me realize just how many of my daughter’s problems I’m taking on. I am the type of parent who is on her all the time to take care of her things and of course as a pre-teen she never does. I am always frustrated with her lack of commitment or follow through on projects. After what you have taught me a great weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Thanks so much for your insight and strategies. I just wish I had heard you about 10 years ago!
- Shannon Vanasdien
The first time I tried Dr. Mike’s strategies for Saving Your Sanity my five sons were shocked. Dad had a sanity attack instead of his usual!!! This book is loaded with wisdom, and a must read for everyone who loves their kids.
- Louis A. Tartaglia, M.D. - Psychiatrist and Author of The Great Wing, a parable.
I think parents need to understand that it is not the same world in which they grew up in and that teenagers today face tougher problems than they did. My parents always give the speech ‘It’s not that I don’t trust you, it’s everybody else.” I am not allowed to do half of the stuff my friends do even though I’m in the National Honor Society, Student Council, 4-H and numerous other activities. Maybe I’ll buy my parents your book!
- Crystal A - Attendee at Huntington West Virginia Teen Conference
We have used Dr. Mike’s materials as an integral part of our Saturday Family Workshops. His message, style, exercises and strategies have helped over 500 families to date. Dr. Mike’s lighthearted manner and humorous delivery help everyone relax, accept and assimilate his messages. His strategies give families the tools they need to grow as a family. We don’t know of any other program (and we have tried all of the family prevention/intervention materials available) that is as effective for both parents and students.
- Charleen Race - Six District Educational Compact
I attended a mandatory meeting for my son’s middle school athletic program. Being a former social worker I was curious and interested as to how a session on tobacco, alcohol and other drugs was going to go over with students and adults in the audience both at the same time. I was blown away! Dr. Mike was able to make it informative and very entertaining and we all took something away from it. In the month since that meeting, my son and many of his friends still use the reference ‘Good Choice, Poor Choice, My Choice.’ Nothing sticks with kids nowadays but Dr. Mike’s message did with both kids and adults.
- Steven D. Walker – President – Walker Trucking Company
The response we had from our coaches, captains, athletes and parents about your sports program was extremely positive. You allow everyone to talk directly about tough issue of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs while allowing people to evaluate themselves, their teams and their beliefs about these tough issues. When dollars are at a premium, this was an extremely cost-effective way to reach a large number of people on these very important issues. Thanks so much for what you do.
- Judith Nash – Lakewood High School
It was exciting for me to watch the enthusiasm generated by your sports program. Our coaches, captains, athletes and parents said things like ‘We should have had this earlier,’ ‘This was really great,’ I’m really glad we talked about this.’ Thank you for your dynamic messages.
- Rita H. Ball – Mount Vernon City Schools
Dr. Mike’s presentation to our student athletes and parents made more of an impact on their outlook on leadership and teamwork than anything we’ve done in years. Both parents and students not only enjoyed the presentation but walked away understanding how important they both are in creating successful teams and successful student athletes.
- Michael Wank - Superintendent – Seneca East Local Schools
These superb videos serve as a catalyst for students to explore issues of character and values beyond the superficial level. They stimulate in-depth discussion and cause young people to really think about the impact of their behavior on others. It is really rewarding to watch the light go on for students as they watch and then make applications to their own situations.
- Col. Doug Bullard - ROTC Instructor(Army), Lowell High School, San Francisco, CA
I was stunned. The kids in my class started their own discussion, bringing up points in the video, and relating it to themselves or their family or friends. Never before had I come across a video presentation of such quality that met the needs of not only my students, but any student viewing this video.
- Teacher - Detention Center School, Wauwatosa, WI
These are the best topic driven educational videos I have seen. . . We had the best class discussion we’ve had all year.
- Middle School Counselor, Scottsburg, IN
A perfect stimulus for classroom discussions, setting a level of conversation that is thought provoking and informative.
- Director, Georgia Center for Character Education