About Michael

About Michael

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Dynamic Motivational Speaker

With his captivating and empowering style, Michael will leave people with the aspiration and
inspiration to be better.

As a teenager, Michael was fortunate to receive guidance from positive adult role models who helped him overcome adversities and set high expectations for his future. Grateful for the role these mentors played in his own development, Michael decided to dedicate his professional life to helping people navigate the difficulties of life and launch their future into motion.

Michael received the 2010 USA Network’s Characters Unite Award for exceptional commitment to combating prejudice and discrimination while increasing tolerance and acceptance within the community. He is also the recipient of the 2014 100 Men of Color Award for leadership in education, government, mentorship, entrepreneurial success and community service.

And most recently, he was awarded the EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD from Y-COP, the Youth Community Outreach Program in Mt. Vernon at the First Annual Dinner Dance on September 29th, 2016.


“How do you want to be remembered? I am going to continue to strive to leave a sign that I was here. I will leave a legacy that my children’s children will know that when I pass through the world, I left my Footprint“. ~ Michael Arterberry

Interested in learning more about Michael’s life story and his passion for helping, check out the book

God Was Holding My Hand.