Mike was born and raised in Albany, Oregon and graduated from Oregon State University in 1994. Following college graduation, he chose to follow a paycheck instead of his passion (teaching and mentoring). He worked for an insurance company for two years and quickly realized that a paycheck wasn’t going to provide for a fulfilled, meaningful life. So, he returned to graduate school and received his MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching). After teaching for 10 years, he pursued a dream of starting his own business, which would allow him to reach a larger audience of youth. To date, Mike has shared his emotional intelligence teachings with thousands of youth (and adults) throughout the country. His mission is to be a spark for positive, sustainable change in the lives of others.
VIDEO - AUwHF #019 - Mike Sissel
AUDIO - AUwHF #019 - Mike Sissel
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