TRANSFORMATION COACH ENTREPRENEUR HIGH PERFORMANCE SPEAKER
"BELIEF IS THE FUEL FOR ACTION, AND ACTION IS WHAT DRIVES US TO SUCCESS."
Mike Thornton is on a mission focused on fueling the fire each and everyone of us has inside. Whether we are seeking personal improvement in the areas of health, finances, or relationships or looking for higher performance in sales, customer service, or as leaders, we need to first have that fire in our bellies that burns badly enough that we move from where we are to where we want to be.
Mike's experience in personal transformation began while he was still in high school. Reading personal development books and listening to seminars on change and leadership, he learned from his mentors Tony Robbins, Zig Ziglar, Norman Vincent Peale, Dr. Wayne Dyer, John Maxwell, Dale Carnegie, Napoleon Hill, and Les Brown. He knew that this was what he was called to do.
In his last year of college, Mike decided that he wanted to have a positive impact on the health and fitness of others. Having dropped 35 lbs after struggling with weight and health issues himself, he knew there was an opportunity to be a guiding force for others facing the same challenges.
In 2002, Mike decided to take his business degree and go into business for himself. He launched himself into entrepreneurship by starting his own wellness company, Fitness Now, from his own garage. In the years to come, he would create award-winning programs centered on mind and body connection and provide wellness solutions and talks to major corporations.
At the same time Mike was launching his business, he knew he wanted to share his message of change to larger audiences. He applied for a position as a high school and college keynote presenter for a non-profit, Making it Count. Speaking to thousands of high school and college students on leadership skills, communication, time management, and dealing with change, Mike quickly became known as one of the "big school speakers" within the organization. He was even asked to present at the national conference in front of 500 of his speaking peers.
Following his school speaking career, Mike joined up with Dale Carnegie Training in Dallas to help present to and coach employees on inter-personal schools, presentation skills, and leadership. Having the opportunity to teach from one of his respected mentors, Dale Carnegie, Mike was living his dream of positively impacting the lives of others.
Over the past 2 decades, Mike has continued living his dream by working with and speaking to companies such as Brinker International, At Home Inc., and Southwest Airlines Federal Credit Union. He and his programs have been featured in publications such as Big D Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine, and Living Magazine. He's leveraged his company to help raise thousands of dollars for companies such as the Susan G. Komen Foundation, The North Texas Food Bank, and Carson's Crusaders to help fuel the lives of others living with hunger and disease.
Mike currently resides in Frisco, Texas with his wife of 16 years, Betty, and their two highly-fueled children, Thomas and Beatriz. He's continuing to live his dream.