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Mike Bogdanski

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ANTI Bully Speaker, Martial Arts Master

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Mike Bogdanski Biography

Mike Bogdanski has a story to tell. At 5'9" and 230 lbs. you might not think that GETTING bullied would be one of Mike's problems. But it was. When Mike was 16, he was plagued by a neighborhood bully named "Bub". No matter how hard he tried to avoid Bub, he knew the day would come when Bub would track him down. That day occurred in May of Mike's 16th year and came in the form of a confrontation with the bully, and in the end, a beating. It happened fast. A verbal taunt turned physical and Mike got a beating that tore into him emotionally and physically. For five months after, the trauma of that one event made Mike a prisoner of fear. During those months, Mike feared to leave the house and go to school. Then Mike made a decision and took action. Rather than be defeated by this humiliating event, rather than let circumstances beat him, he decided to fight back. Mike enrolled in a karate class to help overcome the fear of another bullying attack. Revenge wasn't his motivation, prevention was. After a rocky start (he could only do one push up) he persisted and earned his Green Belt. His achievement was the highest in his class. What happened next is Mike's real story. Mike grew up determined to help others like himself. Having been a victim of a brutal attack gave Mike a unique perspective; and a chance to make a difference. Mike could see how society was changing. He could see the gangs, the violence, the guns. He could see good kids drawn into bad groups having their lives ruined. He could see kids that were having a hard time coping with the divorce of their parents, the pressure of their peers and the hopelessness that surrounds too many teens today. He could see kids who had been bullied turning to crime, drugs and violence to gain some sense of power and control over their lives. He knew that kids would relate to his story. If he could persuade even one young person to turn from hate to hope his job would be done. Once again, Mike made a decision and took action. Using the skills he learned through martial arts (Mike went on to become a 7th degree Black Belt) like perseverance and an indomitable spirit, he earned a bachelors degree in Psychology, and then his Master's degree in School Counseling. Then Mike chose to learn a new skill... again. Mike became a motivational speaker, dedicating his career to helping kids who have to live through the same kind of hell he endured. More than some canned inspirational message, Mike delivers a message with impact as kids relate to his experience. Mike travels the United States sharing his overcoming message of hope. He shares with kids of all ages how they can go from victim to victory no matter the type of trauma they have suffered. It's a message that is well received everywhere he goes. To hear Mike tell it "Kids today are being victimized by bullies at school and, too often, at home. They can turn to drugs and violence or make something of their lives with self-discipline, encouragement and love. I tell them they can go from hate to hope because I've been there. I've walked a mile in their shoes and know their pain. What they need is to hear someone they trust say, "You can do anything if you try." That's my passion. Now, it's my mission." His audiences are comprised of kids, many on the edge. Some troubled, some deeply in trouble, Mike reaches his hand out to all equally. Mike teaches them to turn from hate toward hope. Hope that they can be healed, and the fear will stop. Hope that they can make a life and feel good again. Hope that what happened to Mike can happen to them too. Today, Mike owns a hugely popular martial arts school, but his true love is speaking to kids. Kids that need help. Kids that need hope. Kids that need to hear what only Mike can tell them.

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  • H.E.R.O. - Help everyone respect others

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    Booking fees for Mike Bogdanski, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mike Bogdanski, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Mike Bogdanski?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mike Bogdanski for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mike Bogdanski for your next private or corporate function.
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ANTI Bully Speaker, Martial Arts Master

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Mike Bogdanski Biography

Mike Bogdanski has a story to tell. At 5'9" and 230 lbs. you might not think that GETTING bullied would be one of Mike's problems. But it was. When Mike was 16, he was plagued by a neighborhood bully named "Bub". No matter how hard he tried to avoid Bub, he knew the day would come when Bub would track him down. That day occurred in May of Mike's 16th year and came in the form of a confrontation with the bully, and in the end, a beating. It happened fast. A verbal taunt turned physical and Mike got a beating that tore into him emotionally and physically. For five months after, the trauma of that one event made Mike a prisoner of fear. During those months, Mike feared to leave the house and go to school. Then Mike made a decision and took action. Rather than be defeated by this humiliating event, rather than let circumstances beat him, he decided to fight back. Mike enrolled in a karate class to help overcome the fear of another bullying attack. Revenge wasn't his motivation, prevention was. After a rocky start (he could only do one push up) he persisted and earned his Green Belt. His achievement was the highest in his class. What happened next is Mike's real story. Mike grew up determined to help others like himself. Having been a victim of a brutal attack gave Mike a unique perspective; and a chance to make a difference. Mike could see how society was changing. He could see the gangs, the violence, the guns. He could see good kids drawn into bad groups having their lives ruined. He could see kids that were having a hard time coping with the divorce of their parents, the pressure of their peers and the hopelessness that surrounds too many teens today. He could see kids who had been bullied turning to crime, drugs and violence to gain some sense of power and control over their lives. He knew that kids would relate to his story. If he could persuade even one young person to turn from hate to hope his job would be done. Once again, Mike made a decision and took action. Using the skills he learned through martial arts (Mike went on to become a 7th degree Black Belt) like perseverance and an indomitable spirit, he earned a bachelors degree in Psychology, and then his Master's degree in School Counseling. Then Mike chose to learn a new skill... again. Mike became a motivational speaker, dedicating his career to helping kids who have to live through the same kind of hell he endured. More than some canned inspirational message, Mike delivers a message with impact as kids relate to his experience. Mike travels the United States sharing his overcoming message of hope. He shares with kids of all ages how they can go from victim to victory no matter the type of trauma they have suffered. It's a message that is well received everywhere he goes. To hear Mike tell it "Kids today are being victimized by bullies at school and, too often, at home. They can turn to drugs and violence or make something of their lives with self-discipline, encouragement and love. I tell them they can go from hate to hope because I've been there. I've walked a mile in their shoes and know their pain. What they need is to hear someone they trust say, "You can do anything if you try." That's my passion. Now, it's my mission." His audiences are comprised of kids, many on the edge. Some troubled, some deeply in trouble, Mike reaches his hand out to all equally. Mike teaches them to turn from hate toward hope. Hope that they can be healed, and the fear will stop. Hope that they can make a life and feel good again. Hope that what happened to Mike can happen to them too. Today, Mike owns a hugely popular martial arts school, but his true love is speaking to kids. Kids that need help. Kids that need hope. Kids that need to hear what only Mike can tell them.

Mike Bogdanski Speaking Topics

  • H.E.R.O. - Help everyone respect others

Mike Bogdanski Videos

  • A Principal Speaks
  • Students speak!

FAQs on booking Mike Bogdanski

  • How to book Mike Bogdanski?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mike Bogdanski for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Mike Bogdanski, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Mike Bogdanski or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Mike Bogdanski?

    Booking fees for Mike Bogdanski, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mike Bogdanski, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Mike Bogdanski?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mike Bogdanski for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mike Bogdanski for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mike Bogdanski or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mike Bogdanski or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Mike Bogdanski is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as H.E.R.O. - Help everyone respect others. The estimated speaking fee range to book Mike Bogdanski for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Mike Bogdanski generally travels from Boston, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Joel Burns, Dan Savage, Spencer West, Stuart A. Sands and Kate MacHugh. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mike Bogdanski for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Mike Bogdanski Speaking Topics

  • H.E.R.O. - Help everyone respect others

Mike Bogdanski Speaker Videos

  • A Principal Speaks
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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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