How would your life change if you could tap into your full potential?

What if you could develop the right strategy to realize your potential?

You are one step closer to a new reality.

You want to advance, and that’s where we come in. Group training or 1-on-1 coaching can help you create a culture of excellence that will become the basis for every aspect of your work and life.

We turn potential into actual, by advancing people in communication, leadership, and confidence.

This is the first step: book a 20-minute call with our team to take your next step. We provide support and guidance to start transforming the issues that stand in the way of you and your goals.


You are looking for experience you can count on.

Whether you’re booking a speaker, career consultant, leadership coach or professional who can guide you, YOU are looking for someone you can trust.

As an educated, experienced, and certified coach, I can help you. Over the past 18 years, I have inspired crowds, directed organizations, chaired boards, coached leaders, and consulted for businesses.

Growing up in Mexico helped me gain confidence in a multicultural setting, as I overcame many challenges to learn leadership and fluency in Spanish. I moved to the United States for university and achieved high ranks in Debate Nationals against opponents from Stanford and Harvard, among other colleges. After graduation, my experience in organizational management and leadership dynamics helped me provide insight and direction to clients from all walks of life. I am additionally certified by the John Maxwell team.

Outside of being a coach-practitioner, I also enjoy rock climbing, wake surfing, skiing, building Legos with my son, and being a family man. I strongly believe in the power of mindfulness, exercise, journaling, and real community that shapes and strengthens its members.

My team and I look forward to working with you to advance your goals, whether in speaking, leadership, or life.


The Facts Speak For Themselves








At ADVANCE, we work with a wide range of clients and offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each individual or group. With an engaging presence, we help clients attain the professional and personal growth they’re striving for. We offer coaching, workshops, and programs both in-person and through video conferencing. For individuals, we start with an initial assessment to clearly define short and long-term goals for everything from communication skills to personal leadership. These goals will work as a foundation for creating a strategy to attain these objectives.

Executive Coach

To grow an organization, you need to grow yourself. Executive Coaching is highly-focused leadership training that elevates your understanding and skills to achieve top performance. With over three decades of experience, John Maxwell has created extensive material that ADVANCE is licensed to implement in helping you advance your leadership.

Public Speaking Lessons

Join our Public Speaking School to turn your potential into actual or sign up for single sessions to create an outline, strategize how to overcome fear of public speaking, or to receive feedback for your upcoming presentation.


The right speaker can say the right words and get the right result. That is Mike Acker's training through both education and 19 years of experience speaking to crowds of 10 to 10,000 people. As we work together, Mike can help provide your event with the excellence you desire and the big ideas that become takeaways, not throwaways.


“I started working with Mike to get ready to deliver a college keynote. He has been so helpful and professional. He’s helped me adjust my body language, pace, and cadence to speak as effectively as possible. The most valuable part of working with him has been his suggestions on developing, improving, and tweaking my speech content. I’ve come a long way and am so grateful for his expertise. Thank you Mike!”

– Rachel Richards

Author of “Money Honey: A Simple 7-Step Guide for Getting Your Financial $hit Together”

“Since I began working with Mike Acker as my coach, my productivity has increased significantly. The clarity I now have in approaching and successfully completing projects and presentations in public forums has made all the difference in my ability to accomplish my goals.

The strategies Mike shared with me have been simple to understand, easy to engage, yet profound in their impact. I’m immensely grateful for the growth he has helped me realize as a producer, writer, and director.”
– Prentice Dupins
Executive Producer, Writer

“Mike’s personable attitude makes coaching sessions with him enjoyable and impactful. He has a kind way of explaining how you can improve and where you can improve.

He provided a ‘template’ / strategy which I was able to utilize time and time again for speaking in public as well as tips for video conference calls which is incredibly useful in this digital age.
As my business continues to grow, I look forward to working with him in the future.”
– Alissa Constable

“Working with Mike over the past year has been eye-opening. I never anticipated how much the work we’ve done together would change my perspective on my professional and personal life.

Mike excels in figuring out the areas you need to work on and helping you figure out how to act. I’ve matured and learned from my mistakes in months with Mike that would have taken years on my own. I look forward to continuing to work with Mike to progress as a leader.”
– Mark Vather
Growth Marketing

“Mike is very knowledgeable about people management, team building, getting everyone on the same page, and moving in the same direction. He has a great ability to see problems from a different perspective, and is always very articulate in making the correct solution easily understood so it can be implemented.

He has become an integral part of my businesses’ growth, and I look forward to continue working with him.”
– Steve Bode
Serial Entrepreneur & Life Time Learner,

Initially looking for a public speaking coach, I was fortunate enough to have found Mike who has not only given me guidance and provided live feedback on public speaking but also in career advancement. He’s recommended some great literature to read on Communication and Leadership that I feel has made our sessions even more fruitful.

Angelina w.
Public Speaking Lessons

It was a pleasure to work with Mike. He helped me tremendously on improving my very first speech in front of a large audience. He was very responsive and not only he helped me with the speech materials, but also with improving my body language and gesture for this event. I highly recommend him if you are in needs with improving your public speaking skills.

Faranak R.
Public Speaking Lessons

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Mike so far. He introduced me to various ideas and books that have been very helpful towards my success. I particularly appreciated that he took notes during our sessions, and you will not go wrong with choosing Mike as your coach.

Darren J.

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