- Author of "Get Up or Give Up"
- Visionary in Positive Mindset and Innovation
- Featured on "The Ellen Degeneres Show"
- He was nothing short of AMAZING. His message was spot on, everyone enjoyed his energy and the fact that he could speak specifically from the teacher perspective!!! Everyone left with such excitement! In fact, everyone stated it was the best convocation ever. Michael totally rocked! We are so grateful!!!
- Delinda Castro - Chief Academic Officer - South San Antonio ISD
- We absolutely LOVED Michael Bonner! His message was EXACTLY what our teachers needed to hear! He was gracious, generous, and simply downright wonderful!
- Alexandra Hoskins - Chief of Staff - Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
- Michael was fantastic! I've had more positive comments about him than any other speaker I have contracted with for Institute Day. The fact that he is still in the classroom, he was able to resonate so well with our teachers. He adapted his presentation with our theme seamlessly. He is a very genuine person. I would highly recommend him for other districts.
- Debbie Webster - Russell County Schools
- It was such an AWESOME day!! Michael did an AMAZING job!!! Teachers and administrators left inspired and ready to conquer the new year. Thank you so much for representing Michael and making it possible for us to book him for our EPIC day!
- Kim Stafford - Walton County School District
- Mr. Michael Bonner did a terrific job speaking to members and guests at the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce's March 21 Power Luncheon. It was clear from the start that Mr. Bonner had the unique ability to capture an audience with a moving message and he had the packed Hilton ballroom fully engaged. Mr. Bonner spoke with such enthusiasm and purpose and he cleverly sprinkled in some humor along the way. He used an expressive voice and an effective cadence to make a connection with the audience. Mr. Bonner exuded such passion for his students and profession, which set the stage for such a refreshing message.
- Trent McGee, Public Policy & Operations - Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce
- After my visit to Mr. Bonner's classroom I honestly wanted to go right back to my students I used to teach in Durham and roll up my sleeves and go teach again. I thought about how really Mr. Bonner's classroom is primarily a MINDSET shift to POSITIVE thinking and law of attraction! Mr. Bonner is a visionary leader and creates that positive mindset within ALL students. Mr. Bonner also doesn't just expect excellence in academic performance, but maintains this level of excellence in student's social behaviors, in leadership and service skills, and building empathy and civic dispositions. Mr. Bonner is not just empowering his students to become proficient on a test, but empowering civic mindedness, caring citizens, and future leaders of our society?
- Justyn Knox, Division of Curriculum and Instruction - North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
- I just wanted to say how extremely happy we were with Michael. You would not believe the compliments we received about his speech and how inspirational he/it was to our educators. Many said we need to bring him back to our convocation every year! That would be a nice tradition we'll have to think about. I just wanted to give my two cents about his professionalism and passion. It made a good convocation GREAT.
- Jocelyn Durand - Public Information Officer - South San Antonio ISD
- He not only presents and supports his curriculum he makes it come alive and relevant to his students. Michael has a unique ability to engage adults the same way he engages his students,-truly mesmerizing. Michael not only presents ideas and skills for teachers to learn and embed in their classrooms but he creates methodologies to suit a variety of students that teachers work with on a daily basis.
- Dr. Ethan Lenker Superintendent - Pitt County Schools
- Michael came and spoke to our beginning teachers and mentors yesterday and it was FABULOUS! We want him to come back and speak at our opening convocation for our school system! He was truly phenomenal and I know he would make an impact if our whole system were privileged enough to hear him.
- Tanya Turner, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction - Edenton-Chowan Schools
- our audience absolutely LOVED Michael!! He was so charming and relatable while providing a powerful message that our group needed to hear to start the new year.
- Katie Helton, Assistant Director - KECSAC Conferencing & Events
- I would rate Michael Bonner an A+ speaker and our superintendent felt the same!! Michael Bonner was energetic, motivating and inspirational. He connected with everyone in the room. His presentation was engaging and I saw teachers on Facebook yesterday posting his youtube video from when he was on the Ellen Show to share who they saw at convocation. They gave him a standing ovation. There has never been a standing ovation at this event. We dismissed after his presentation and everyone left energized and excited. It was exactly what we needed to start our year. He spoke on transformation and going the extra mile for our students. He continued the same principles that our superintendent was using in his presentation but the teachers responded to Michael Bonner. I could feel that his presentation lifted everyone. I wish I could bottle this enthusiasm and give myself and everyone else a dose when they need it later in the year. It was heartwarming to see the teachers stop to shake his hand, hug him, and tell him how great he was - lots of selfies!
- Jennifer Birdwell - Director of Communications - Livingston Independent School District
- This Institute Day was one of the best ever largely due to Michael Bonner, our guest speaker. He was "real" and "relevant". He related so well to our teachers because he is a "teacher" also! He was motivational but also practical in that he shared knowledge and experiences that would help them the first day of school! I have had so much positive feedback. He is just one of those "rare" people that you can feel the "positivity" just by being around him. I would highly recommend him.
- Debbie Webster - Russell County Schools
Michael Bonner travels from Greenville, North Carolina and requires Coach Class for 1 and expenses