Michael McGill, Jr. is a lifelong student of healthy relationships & human development, and he's an unrelenting optimist who believes that we can be great individually, but we can be unshakably extraordinary when we join and commune in healthy relationships with other people. Michael is an accomplished empowerment / self-improvement speaker & storyteller, best-selling author, award-winning educator, behavior interrupter, school & family intervention counselor, and T.V personality who has been featured on both local and national networks- including CBS, ABC, FOX, and NBC. He's also a contributing expert for CNN, HLN, a host of regional radio shows, and for national daytime talk shows where he provides wisdom and insight on human behavior & human connection.
A mayoral-appointed city health commissioner (Women, Infants & Children)
Contracting counselor for state mental health agencies supporting struggling families
Consultant for organizations looking to build community & increase connection.
Urban school mediation counselor & coordinator
Appointed juvenile court adjudication administrator
McGill's experience also includes work as:
Michael has spent the last decade empowering people, organizations, and families with the tools to get clarity from chaos and discover healthier ways of being. With a strong background in urban education, communications/conflict resolution, and a graduate background in family development (psychology), Michael has a robust passion for supporting leaders, teams, and families to overcome obstacles and live healthy lives. Michael, himself, is an overcomer of a toxic childhood that left wounds which needed healing and he knows how these deficiencies show up in our lives, our work, and within our family units. Rather he is talking to a group of corporate leaders, educators, social service workers, or college students, Michael has been praised for his ability to interrupt negative patterns with clarity and promote principles & policies that champion people to be their best selves. Michael is dedicated to magnanimously aiding people in seeing themselves and the world differently, and he has great zeal for building the capacity of leaders, educators, students, change makers, and culture shifters! In addition to youth, family, and people development, McGill is a strong advocate for educational equity and social justice, and he desires to light the world- one candle at a time.
With Michael's passion for people, social justice, his skill with reasoning and communication, and his love for teaching & storytelling, he is often called upon to give keynote talks and masterclasses to:
Educator associations / professional development programs
Corporate associations, organizations, and conferences
Community building organizations
Government organizations, including: U.S Department of Veteran Affairs, State of Minnesota, City of Kansas City, Commonwealth of Virginia, Nevada Department of Corrections, and more.
Universities, including: Georgetown University, University of the Bahamas, University of Michigan, University of Missouri, Truman State University, and more