“Confidence is silent. Insecurities are loud.”

- Don Corleone, the Godfather


  • 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.


This SPEAK TO OVERCOME course utilizes video teaching, worksheets, and written lessons to guide you through identifying who you are as a speaker, leader, and individual. You will learn to overcome your fear, gain internal confidence, and appreciate your own uniqueness.

This course will help you realize and act on the truth that YOU are the message, and that you are worth the attention of the audience.


SPEAK TO OVERCOME contains 4 one-on-one coaching sessions with bestselling author and executive communication, Mike Acker.

Additionally, you will receive a small group-coaching schedule and ZOOM invites for the monthly coaching sessions.


The Public Speaking School is a growing community where you can interact with others and receive coaching together through the Public Speaking Mastermind Facebook group with Mike Acker and the ADVANCE team.

Overcome your presentation anxiety in 30 days!


Don't let speaking nerves steal your sleep any longer.


Rachel Richards
Rachel Richards

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

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Dr Kelly Henry
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!