Dr. Michael Brown is an author, motivational speaker, adjunct professor, and for the past 10 years was the Senior Minister at Marble Collegiate Church in New York City, America’s oldest existing Protestant congregation (served for many years by Norman Vincent Peale who wrote the international best seller, The Power Of Positive Thinking). All across America in civic arenas, at corporate events, on college and university campuses, and for Chautauqua Institutes, Dr. Brown carries the mantle of positivity to audiences of all ages, teaching a proven approach to discovering meaning, healthy relationships, and joy in life.
A native North Carolinian, Michael Brown graduated from High Point University, earned a Masters degree from Duke University, and received Doctoral degrees from both Drew University and Pfeiffer University. He is the author of numerous books and also contributes regularly to The Huffington Post and Thrive Global.
Dr. Brown has been featured in four ABC-TV specials, one NBC special, and two PBS specials. He is a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and the C-Suite Thought Council. He has also been a guest on MSNBC, Fox News, and NET TV. A frequent speaker on the international radio program Day1, Dr. Brown has been a featured guest on a variety of network radio and Sirius programs (including shows hosted by Cardinal Timothy Nolan, Jeffrey Hayzlett, Mike Stoller, Rabbi Joe Potasnik, and Laura Smith on “Saturday Café”). Dr. Brown is the recipient of the 2018 Normal Vincent Peale Positive Thinking Award by the Blanton-Peale Institute, the John Borchert Communicators Award, and was selected as part of the Great American Authors Series by CSS publishers.
Michael Brown always designs his message of “practical positivity“ to meet the specific needs of the particular audience he addresses, using humor and anecdotes to describe a philosophy of life assured to bring meaning, joy, and hope to those who practice it. Whatever your institution’s agenda may be, Dr. Brown will be happy to work with you in developing the ideal presentation to meet your goals.
Dr. Brown is married to Page Plummer Brown, a native of Richmond, Virginia. The Browns are the proud parents of four children: Adam, Alison, Zachary and Katharine, and the delighted grandparents of Anderson Haile (daughter of Alison and Andy Haile).