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Dr. Michael Brown          

Author,TV Personality, Adjunct Professor & Minister

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).

Speech Topics

Five Steps to Satisfaction and Success

How do we experience life in all its fullness? How do we find the most fulfilling type of life for ourselves? How do we make an impact on the lives of others? The answers to those questions are found in five words: Dream, Do, Define, Discipline, and Daily. In this presentation, Dr. Brown will lead his audience on a focused venture from where we are to where we want to be.

Dreaming the Right Dreams (And Making Them Come True)

Who knows you better than you know yourself? If the answer is “No one,” then you can be your own best life-coach. At some deep level you have an understanding of your skills and your desires. Dr. Brown assists his listeners in bringing that understanding to a level of consciousness that gives birth to professional success and personal satisfaction in life.

I Count, Too! (Self-Care for Helping Professionals and Personal Caregivers)

For the many professionals or private individuals who are responsible every day for helping others, fatigue, discouragement, and burnout are frequent results. In this presentation, Dr. Brown provides insight and instruction about how to survive caregiving. This includes methods for discovering restoration and rejuvenation, guilt-free ways of taking care of yourself in order to provide the best care for those who depend on you.

Four Paths to a Meaningful Life

Psychologists tell us that the primary need of humans is to find a sense of meaning (purpose, raison d’etre). There are four indispensable and proven ways to do that. In this presentation, Dr. Brown walks his listeners through the four avenues to a meaningful life.

Ages and Stages: The Life Journey

A wide variety of opportunities and challenges confront us during all of life’s four primary age classifications. In this program, Dr. Brown explores with his audience what to expect in each and how to create an exciting, rewarding, and successful life at whatever stage you are along the journey.

Think Your Way to a Brand New You

If you are not satisfied with your life as it is, you have the power to change that. It begins internally with your perspective, attitudes, and worldview. In this presentation, Dr. Brown examines mind-mapping and helpful, intriguing information from the world of neuroscience, confirming the exciting truth that you are not forever confined to things as they are nor to yourself as you are. You can “Think Your Way to a Brand New You.”

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Prescription for Happiness

There are three essential requirements for happiness in life. Without them, one may acquire possessions, status, influence, and authority but will not find happiness. In this presentation, Dr. Brown leads his audience on a journey of discovery, exploring the three simple but non-negotiable factors if your desire is to become happy.

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