Mike Donahue is the founder and co-director of Value Up. He has spoken to over a million students throughout the last decade in live settings. He has spent the last 30 years working with young people all over the world including work in the United States, Asia, South America, and Europe. Mike has authored four books: Reinventing My Normal, Hidden Scars, Talking to Brick Walls, and his latest book, Value Up.
He is a highly sought-after speaker and one of the best on he subjects of respect, bullying, and school climate issues. He has spoken alongside the likes of Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the NFL, and Arne Duncan, the Secretary of Education. His candid style and authentic persona keep students engaged throughout the entire presentation and leaves them inspired.
Mike hails from Boston, MA, was a member of the United States Air Force. He is the father of four children and married to his beautiful wife Rachel. He has dedicated his life to helping students understand their own innate value and the value of other people.
Since then, Craig has dedicated his life to making a difference in schools sharing his and his sister’s story. Speaking on a number of issues, the biggest thing the shooting taught him was the value of human life. Because of his work and experiences, Craig has had numerous appearances on Oprah, the Today Show, Good Morning America, and many others. He was appointed to a Presidential panel on school safety and has been a consistent voice in the media after incidents of school violence. His presentations have helped to stop hundreds of documented suicides as well as several school shootings. He has spoken to over a million people in live settings.