ADVANCE

COACHING & CONSULTING



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

We accomplish our mission through:

  • Virtual Public Speaking Programs
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Communication Workshops
  • Personal Coaching
  • Practical Books

AT ADVANCE WE VALUE

Communication

  • We believe that excellent customer service and team connection come from consistent contact.
  • We respond to potential customers and current clients quickly and thoroughly.

Guidance

  • We believe that when we help people accomplish their dreams they will be a part of accomplishing our mission.
  • We help people take their next step forward by providing clear direction.

Improvement

  • We believe that perfection is not 100% possible, but getting better happens with each 1%

Action

  • We believe that ideals alone don’t create results; even a mediocre action produces more than the best of intentions.
  • We experiment, we take risks, and we DO

Attitude

  • We believe that 10% is what happens to us, 90% is how we respond.
  • We choose to be kind, helpful, and positive.

TRUE FACTS

The Facts Speak For Themselves

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PROVIDE SOLUTION

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Services & Programs

SERVICES

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.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

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.

WE APPRECIATE CLIENTS

“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
www.1410mediagroup.com

“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
FOUNDER, CEO – Emerge/NEXT LEADERS
www.emergenextleaders.com

“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
www.thenudgeclub.com,
www.carpaintchiprepair.com

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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