Motivational speaking and keynote presentations that will make you laugh, reflect, and grow.

With Growth Myndset, there aren’t any gimmicks, or tricks, or tackiness. Our approach is to help audiences feel at ease with our presence, lay-out lessons in plain, easy-to-understand language, and ensure that presentations are relatable and relevant.

Imagine you’re having a conversation about something important with an old friend that you trust, except that old friend is holding a microphone and you’re in the audience with several other people!

Panels, class visits, guest lectures - we do it all.

Think you’d like to work with us but not exactly sure which avenue or type of presentation makes the most sense? We can most certainly help you figure that out! We love working in a variety of contexts and circumstances, and are eager for any opportunity to work with other presenters on panel discussions as well.





Prices flexible and dependent on details of your request. Please contact for quote.


  • Starting at $1000

Guest Lecture:

  • Starting at $750


  • Starting at $800

Don’t take it from us - take it from these happy customers:

Mike gave a keynote at our semi-formal and completely blew us away! This event was our closing dinner for Orientation Week for Queen’s Computing students. Mike’s stories and anecdotes about his time at Queen’s University struck a cord with all our incoming students. I have experienced Growth Myndset on two different occasions now and each time it affected me differently. He is an amazing speaker that captivates his listeners with a talent to resonate with everyone in the room. He really connected with the students and inspired them through his personal experiences at university. His keynote was not only entertaining but captivating and definitely left a positive impact with everyone in the room.

Mike asked me what I would like him to address during his keynote and took that in stride. He disassembled the image of the ‘cookie-cutter student’ and gave everyone in the room confidence to be their best self. This was an incredible message for students who are often surrounded by stereotypes. Overall it was a pleasure to have him speak at our event and I would wholeheartedly recommend him!
— Scott Reed, Computing Orientation Chair | Orientation Week Keynote | September 2018

Mike Young was an absolute pleasure to have as a guest speaker for teacher candidates at the University of Ottawa.

He provoked my students to think about the pedagogical implications of teaching with a growth mindset and what this may look like in a junior classroom. He spoke in an engaging and personal manner which allowed for a safe and comfortable space to ask potentially difficult yet pertinent questions in reference to today’s schools.

I would highly recommend Mike as we need these types of conversations to be at the forefront of educating youth in the 21st century.
— Dr. Jennifer Rottmann, Part-Time Professor at University of Ottawa | "Integrating a Growth Mindset & Equity Lessons Into the Classroom" | Guest Speaker in Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa | November 2017

We asked Mike to come speak at our Academics event during Concurrent Education orientation week this year and were blown away by his presentation. He really connected with the students and inspired them through his personal experiences.

We had wanted a speaker who could motivate the first year students to get involved at Queen’s and Mike went above and beyond that. His presentation was funny, heartwarming and left a lasting impression on the students.

We are going to be encouraging next year’s Teach Exec to bring Mike back as it was such a wonderful experience.
— Concurrent Education Students' Association Orientation Week Executive 2017 | Orientation Week Keynote | September 2017
Mike Young was an exceptional speaker at our International Youth Day event. Mike found creative ways to engage our audience of youth ages 15-25 and he seamlessly connected with the audience when he spoke about a variety of strategies people can use to help uncover one’s passion and potential in life.

Through engaging conversation, Mike was able to not only show the youth how to be a dynamic leader but he also taught the participants to use their past experiences as building blocks and to challenge themselves to work hard to develop into the leaders they strive to be.

Thank you Mike for taking the time to speak at our event. The youth now have new tools for their tool box to help them develop into compassionate, kind and self-motivated leaders for the future.
— Meghan Saundercook, Summer Programs Intern, Jays Care Foundation | "Becoming a Leader More Will Want to Follow" | Jays Care Foundation/Toronto Community Housing International Youth Day | August 2018

Mike Young visited our junior class to speak to them about developing a growth mindset. WOW!

He was professional, engaging, fun and inspirational. The students were hanging on his every word, and enjoyed his personal stories and insights about how to tackle challenges.

When students listened to his stories, thoughts and ideas, they were inspired to approach challenges with more of a growth mindset—understanding that challenges are a part of life and ow they approach them is what matters.

Thank you Mike for being truly inspirational and helping the next generation develop empathy and compassion—for others and themselves.
— Shannon Jorgensen & Meaghan Samuel, Teachers, Kanata Highlands Public School | Grade 5/6 Classroom Visit: World Changers Project | October 2017

Mike has been a guest speaker in my Grade 12 Sociology class twice this year. He is a brilliant speaker and offered students guidance and sound advice during a period of uncertainty and change in their lives.

During his first visit, he explored issues around equity and equality. On his second visit, he answered questions about post-secondary options as well as life after high school. He then facilitated group discussions on various controversial issues in Canadian society. After each visit, students raved about how “down to earth” he was and how “they felt better after speaking with him” about their future.

It is rare that I meet people and within minutes invite them into my next class! I highly recommend a visit from Mike Young.
— Ms. Ruth Boutell, Teacher, St. Paul Catholic High School | High School Classroom Visit | January & February 2017