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Friday, July 3, 2020

Michael Arterberry Interview - Got Dirt? Use it!

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Voices are fragile. When we are emotionally, physically, financially, and spiritually challenged, our voices reflect that state of being. In 2020, we may feel like we are being buried under a load of care, worry for ourselves and others. So I thought you might enjoy, as I did, my chat with a man who has not only overcome all kinds of adversity but learned to powerfully use it. Please meet my guest, Michael Arterberry.

Topics include:

  • Michael’s backstory.
  • Michael’s parable of the Donkey in the Hole.
  • We dive into Michael’s tagline ‘be encouraged!’ 
  • His life-bringing challenge to ‘shake the dirt’.
  • Michael’s understanding of faith and how it affects his life and work.
  • How Michael works to encourage and empower kids.
  • The importance of changing the systems around dysfunction.
  • The power of reflection to go forward in times of frightening change (like this Covid era).
  • Mentors & teachers that helped Michael; the importance of being one.
  • How side interests & diversity help create a well-rounded life.
  • Funny stories, serious success stories.
  • How Michael uses mind & body to be in good voice.

About Michael Arterberry:

Michael is a public speaker, author, and mentor with a non-profit devoted to working with youth. Childhood dysfuntion and spinal surgery have only served to inform and shape his life's work... successfully and deeply motivating and encouraging others. As he states in his website, 
As a Motivational Speaker, my life is dedicated to moving people from an uneasy time in their lives to a place of peace. I don’t change their circumstances, but I help change their perspective. - Michael Arterberry 
His many career achievements include:
  • 2010 USA Network’s Characters Unite Award for exceptional commitment to combating prejudice and discrimination while increasing tolerance and acceptance within the community, 
  • 2014 100 Men of Color Award for leadership in education, government, mentorship, entrepreneurial success and community service,
  • 2016 Educator of the year award from Y-Cop in Mount Vernon, NY. as well as a proclamation from the Mayor, Certificate of Merit from the Board of Legislators, and a Citation from the Mount Vernon City Council.
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