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"While we have had many motivational speakers over the years, we have never had a speaker who was as inspiring as Mike Flynt. He tells his compelling story with the wisdom born of experience and with the humor honed by someone who is comfortable in his own skin. This is not a “sports” story, nor even really a football story—although for us sports junkies, there is some of that. It is more about personal growth and perseverance towards accomplishing a goal. Mike is a wonderful story teller, and his story is one definitely worth telling. Many thanks to Mike for reminding us to dare to dream!"

Theresa Crow
Director of Programming
Middle Tennessee Paralegal Association

"Mike provided us with a top-notch story of how each of us can become inspired and motivated to make a difference to others in our lives."
“Mike so graciously returned to his hometown of Odessa, Texas to be our guest speaker at our annual fundraiser benefiting the athletic department at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Mike provided us with a top-notch story of how each of us can become inspired and motivated to make a difference to others in our lives. His story is awe inspiring. He has used his abilities, beliefs and compassion to influence many. Mike, thanks so very much for sharing your amazing story with us.”

Stacey Fuqua

Development Officer

University of Texas, Permian Basin

“I can’t say enough good things about Mike Flynt and the way he shares his message. He tells a great story with heart and emotion that will make you laugh, but also make you think. He challenges and motivates in a way that is very compelling. He captivated the attention of our executives and the positive feedback I received from my team was fantastic.”

Marty Smith
President, Division 3
Community Health Systems

"Mike Flynt speaks from the heart. His compelling message of strength and faith despite his setbacks inspired our community. His genuine story of determination and courage throughout his trials and struggles encouraged our students to believe in themselves and never give up on their dreams.


Mike's integrity and honesty as he shared his life experiences expanded our staff's view and understanding of the power of belief and of a team united for one purpose. His passion for positively influencing the lives of students made an impact in our community that will not be soon forgotten."

Dr. Audrey Arnold,
Superintendent of Schools White Settlement ISD
White Settlement, Texas

"Mike did a superlative job when he spoke here in Houston at the monthly Oilfield Christian Fellowship luncheon held in the Houston First Baptist Church.  He is everything we look for in a speaker; sharing what his life was like before as a lost person and why/how he came to know Christ as his personal Savior, and then fulfilling a dream that few men in the history of sports have ever realized.

Mike is a man’s man. He is humble and yet comes across as the genuine man that he is. His story needs to be repeated at men’s gatherings across the nation, as many men will easily identify with his life, and for a few moments will vicariously identify with his unprecedented success.

 I highly recommend him as a speaker and promise that you will not be disappointed upon hearing his presentation or reading his excellent book, "The Senior.”


John Bird, Oilfield Christian Fellowship

"Mike made a presentation to 400 pharmacists that was both motivational and inspirational.  Mike gave them all something to laugh about and something to think about. I absolutely believe that all our pharmacists walked away with some positive change in their attitude and life.  I could not have found a better speaker with a better message. Thank you Mike Flynt!"

Jeff Joslin, PharmD.

Kroger Pharmacy 

"Mike did an excellent job as our speaker. He was funny, serious, wove his Christian faith into the presentation, and just made you feel good.

We hear great speakers every week at the club and his was one the best in a long time, truly enjoyable."


Fred Chaney

Salesmanship Club

Dallas, Texas

"Incredible!!! Mike Flynt exceeded all expectation when speaking at our annual Juice Plus+ Fall Conference. He lifted the energy in the room to a whole new level. His personal journey and the way he tells it is so genuine. If you ever get a chance to hear “The Senior” speak, you will not be disappointed."

Thanks for everything Mike,
D.J. Paganoni…..Events Producer…..NSA Sales and Marketing Team

"I read an inspirational story in the San Antonio Express News about a 59-year old man who returned to collegiate football in order to fulfill a lifelong dream. Fact is, he walked onto the football team at Sul Ross State University and after many grueling two-a-day practices, he made the team. The story was exhilarating and I realized that this man, Mr. Mike Flynt, was the person that I had been looking for as my guest speaker at the annual football banquet. I contacted Mr. Flynt and asked him to speak at the banquet in mid December and Mike agreed.  He gave a wonderful, heartfelt speech at our annual Del Rio Ram Football Banquet in Del Rio, Texas.  I was impressed to say the least and highly recommend Mike as a guest speaker at any event regardless of its purpose or content.


Following the banquet I received accolades from coaches, citizens and players as a result of Mike’s speech.  He is a true small town hero and someone we should look upon whenever times are tough and we think all is lost.  If everyone would look outside their window each morning with the same energy and enthusiasm as Mike Flynt, our days would be more productive and our world a happier place to live."




Darren (Smokey) Johnson
Former Vice-President-Ram Football Booster


Mike – I received your book and could hardly put it down, great job. 

I was excited that you accepted our invitation to speak at the NSCA National Conference at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. Your message was well received by the nation’s strength coaches. I didn’t realize your were such a great speaker. You provided not only an informative positive message for young athletes but it was also very motivational. I’m sure all groups would love to hear your story. I especially enjoyed the part about you coming off the football field to see your family near the sideline and seeing your grandson there to cheer you on. Good luck with all your projects and it was great to see you and get caught up a little bit at the conference.


Boyd Epley, M.Ed, CSCS, MSCC, FNSCA

Director of Coaching Performance, National Strength and Conditioning Association

"I want to express extreme appreciation to you for the phenomenal presentation at Rockwall ISD Administrative Team Advance.  Unanimously, the attendees were overwhelmingly appreciative of your dialogue and your willingness to share knowledge, skills and abilities with the group.

All agreed that the Administrative Team Advance was the single best in RISD history.  How fortunate our world is to have Mike Flynt as a respected leader! Again, thank you so very much!"

M. Joan Terry, Ph.D.

Rockwall Independent School District

"Mike Flynt's talk was both moving and inspirational.  His message of determination and redemption mixed in with a lot of humor was both entertaining and motivating.  No matter your age, you'll enjoy Mike Flynt."


President of the Cotton Bowl Association

"Mike, I wanted you to know how many lives were changed as a result of you sharing your remarkable story and testimony, and how the Lord changed your life. We had around 1000 men in the sanctuary that evening of the event and had over 90 professions of faith. That means your testimony changed the lives of 10% of the men in attendance! That is remarkable and speaks volumes of your ability to communicate your story in a manner that most men are able to understand and identify with. Thank you for all you did for our local community and for all you do to help bring men to Christ!"

Jay Hancock
First Baptist Church Panama City - Wild Game Dinner

December 7, 2017

"We had Mike Flynt for this year's National Day of Prayer activities in Ruidoso, NM. The night before he spoke to 400 kids at a youth rally and again the next morning to over 1200 adults at our annual Prayer Breakfast. He was certainly entertaining, but, more importantly, motivating, inspiring and spiritually uplifting for all who heard him. The response from those who attended - both young and old - was the most positive we have ever experienced. If you are looking for a speaker who will bless your event, I wholeheartedly recommend Mike Flynt"

Jerry Severson

Lincoln County Prayer Breakfast

"Upwards of 1000 attended, and feedback on the meeting has been 100% positive - not one negative comment have I heard.  Of 16 speakers over the years, this is the best speaker we've ever had. Mike, you were entertaining, articulate, and a riveting storyteller. Your message to have confidence in yourself and not let others set your limitations is right on target and valuable to all, regardless of age."

Max Hulse, Director

National Prayer Breakfast

San Angelo, Texas

Dear Mike Flynt,

On behalf the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, I wanted to express my gratitude for your presentation at the Champion Within Luncheon in May. Your presentation exemplified the true meaning of the champion within. Your story expressed how dreams never die and how it is important to live out your dreams, no matter what age. The message of your speech was great, illustrating the significance to overcome all obstacles and find your champion within. Your delivery was humorous and to the point, keeping the audience engaged. We couldn’t have chosen a better speaker to address athletes young and old. We greatly appreciate the time you took to speak at our luncheon and thank you again for your support of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.


Dr. Bill Emendorfer, Executive Director

Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

“As an avid runner and cancer survivor, Mike’s story resonated deeply for many reasons. One of those is to never give up! I never left a convention that proved more motivating physically, spiritually and mentally.”

Crystal Hogg, Executive Director

Tennessee Association of Roofing Contractors

Comments from HCA Speech, Session: Achieving Excellence in Your Personal and Corporate Life:

Great presentation.  I took a lot of notes.

I want to know if Jeremy married Mike's daughter!

Mike did and awesome job.

Very inspiring!

Mike is a very compelling speaker with an amazing story! So glad I was able to hear him.

Mike is an awesome speaker.  Too bad manager couldn't show up to this CPE segment!

Great speaker and great message.

Great story and motivational.  I loved how he related football to life and career.

Thank you for sharing your inspiring story and information on A-B-C to life.

Great story!

His message was correct - I agreed with it!

This was the best speaker yet and I don't even like football.

Fascinating story! I had somehow never heard of him!

As the Keynote speaker at our recent leadership forum Mike’s message of combining attitude, belief and commitment resonated with our team and provided the desired inspirational impact. Our Forum theme was “Our Journey to Excellence” and Mike’s amazing ability to motivate listeners through his life story and journey provided the right message at the right time for the leadership team at Covenant Health. Thank you Mike for your contribution to our Journey to Excellence at Covenant Health!

Stephen J. Grubbs

President and Chief Executive Officer

Covenant Health, Inc.

Tewksbury, MA

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