Motivational Speaker

Over the years, Mike Papale has had the opportunity to encourage and inspire thousands of people at events across the country.

Whether you’re a business, conference, corporation, college, or university, I’d love to see how we can work together for your next event!

Demo Video

Mike has been speaking professionally for 5+ years now and has given hundreds of presentations to audiences of all sizes.

As an experienced speaker, our team wants to provide the best possible value for your next event!

Speaking Topics


Mike’s keynote “Attack Your Dreams” speech will inspire audiences of all ages to battle through adversity, become more productive, and truly live their life to the fullest.

Living with Heart Disease

Mike survived sudden cardiac arrest at age 17 and has been living with heart disease for 14+ years. He has battled the obstacles that come with heart disease both physically and emotionally. His expertise in living with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy can help educate patients, doctors, and medical professionals about living a long and normal life with heart disease.


Fred Balsamo – Executive Director – CT Association of Athletic Directors 

“Mike presented to our membership an outstanding session about the challenges of life and the importance of seizing each moment to pursue your dreams.  His accounting of the sudden Cardiac Arrest episode he experienced as a 17-year-old and his survival illustrated how it changed his thinking about life.  It was jaw dropping and had everyone’s attention in the audience.  His gripping story had the entire room silent to where you could hear a pin drop.  He was able to use this harrowing experience to deliver a very deep and meaningful message.  The success of his presentation was marked by the standing ovation he received when he concluded and the line of people waiting to speak with him after the session.  I would not hesitate recommending Mike Papale as a motivational speaker for any group.”

Ryan Gomes – Former NBA Player – Founder of Hoops for Heart Health

“Mike is an awesome speaker. He grabs your attention from moment one and carries you on his journey through his moving story. He not only successfully motivates every audience member to pursue their dreams against all odds, he provides actual, achievable steps to get there. I’m grateful to have had him speak at my Hoops for Heart Health foundation dinners and I will be asking him back.”   

Jon Capone – Athletic Director – West Haven High School

“Mike’s message hits home. It’s uplifting and inspiring. After listening to his personal experiences, he is right on target with his 4 pillars of success. You need to bring him to your school or organization as soon as possible!”

Mark Caron – Athletic Director – Bethel High School

“Mike’s presentation that he delivered to the freshmen at Bethel High School was very powerful and inspirational.  Mike has a great stage presence and has a natural ability to connect with a young audience.  His recount of some of his near-death experiences are intense but more importantly the message of chasing your dreams and perseverance that follows is the take away that most of our students remember as they reflected on his speech.  Overall, I would highly recommend Mike as a motivational speaker.”

Adam Mielniczuk – Athletic Director – Putnam High School

“Mike Papale’s story at our annual PHSAAA banquet was a great message for our students to hear.  Mike did a great job of providing perspective for our students and for being a living example of how important hard work and perseverance are to success.  It was an honor to listen to him speak.”

Mike Papale presenting his experiences to various cardiologists, electrophysiologists, and other medical professionals at The Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Youth Symposium in Miami, FL.

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