Gain confidence in and through your communication.


  • Flexible course curriculum to fit your schedule.
  • 1:1 recorded coaching sessions with Mike Acker.
  • Monthly small group coaching cohort with Mike Acker and like-minded professionals.

This helps you:

  1. Receive professional feedback from an expert speaker / professional coach.
  2. Set a pace that works for your calendar.
  3. Find a community that creates a safe place to try out new speaking skills.


As you watch the teaching, read the lessons, and work through the course content you will learn how to create memorable moments in your presentations, conversations, and speeches. This course will lead you to know the answers to the questions your audience is asking. You will master the art of defining the message. You won’t just speak; you will communicate material that connects with your audience.

After you learn to master messaging, you will work to develop new skills. This program is packed with mini-videos to show you techniques to aid your presentations.

When you develop strong communication skills you develop confidence in all areas of life. After all, communication is key to our everyday existence. You will learn the discipline of assertiveness, methods to extend your influence, and tips to grow your leadership.


SPEAK TO ADVANCE contains 6 one-on-one coaching sessions with both the CEO of ADVANCE, Mike Acker, and communication coach, Aimée Bruneau. Each session will present upfront coaching, targeted practice, and expert feedback.

There are four tracks for the SPEAK TO ADVANCE program. Two of the six coaching sessions will be specifically tailored to your advancement.

1. Increasing Sales

2. Interviewing Successfully

3. Positioning for Promotions

4. Speaking to be Heard


The Public Speaking School Mastermind is a growing community of professionals who want to gain confidence in their communication. Each month you are invited to Small-Group Coaching Sessions with your peers.


Invest in YOURSELF and advance your career in three months.

Rachel Richards

Bestselling author Rachel Richards worked with Mike at ADVANCE to improve her Public Speaking.

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Dr. Kelly Henry

This is Dr. Kelly Henry. He's worked with ADVANCE to improve his presentation skills and to write and publish his book on customer service.

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Stephanie Jadotte

Corporate designer, entrepreneur, and business owner Stephanie Jadotte was one of the first students of The Public Speaking School and worked on her speaking and communication skills with ADVANCE.

Dr. Mailiki Patterson

Dr. Mailiki shares her three goals when she came to work with Mike Acker:

  1. Stop speaking so fast
  2. Effectively deliver her message
  3. Become less anxious.

Hear how she was able to advance in her career and find new confidence!