Value UP: Raising the Value of Human Life
Featured expert: Mike Donahue
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After partnering with thousands of schools and speaking/listening to educators and students, Mike has come to understand that so many teen issues are directly related to how students view themselves. If a student believes they have high intrinsic value and identify with this high value, they make life choices that match their perceived value identity. Students who value and respect themselves make positive life choices and show greater value and respect to others. Value Up was created to amplify that value in every student, resulting in strengthening a positive school culture.
- Everyone has a story, and that story really does matter.
- Why someone is doing something is much more important than what they are doing.
- You can’t just mask the issues, they must be dealt with.
- Just like you can’t remove the value from a piece of gold, you can’t remove your value either. It’s built in, it belongs to you.
Mike Donahue is the founder and director of Value Up, an Omaha Nebraska based motivational company that focuses on positive school culture. He has spoken to over a million students throughout the last three decades in live settings. He has worked with young people all over the world including the United States, Asia, South America, and Europe. Mike has authored four books: Reinventing My Normal, Hidden Scars, Talking to Brick Walls, and his latest book, Value Up. He is a highly sought-after speaker and one of the best on the subjects of respect, bullying, resiliency and school climate issues. He has spoken alongside the likes of Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the NFL, and Arne Duncan, the Secretary of Education under President Barak Obama. His candid style and authentic persona keep students engaged throughout the entire presentation and leaves them inspired.
Mike and his wife Rachel live in Omaha NE, but hails from Boston, MA and was a member of the United States Air Force. He is the father of five children. He has dedicated his life to helping students understand their own innate value and the value of other people.
Contact Mike at www.value-up.org
Email Founder & CEO, Laura Stack, at [email protected].