Public Speaker & Corporate Trainer in Kansas City

Mike Montague is Director of Community Engagement at Sandler, where he hosts the How to Succeed podcast, Sandler Summit, and other live events. He is also the author of LinkedIn The Sandler Way and numerous courses and on sales and leadership for Sandler, HubSpot, Cornerstone, and more. He is also a game show host, public speaker, podcaster, and writer at Playful Humans. He has been a radio DJ, karaoke host, virtual game show host, MC, and DJ for live events including opening for Billy Idol, Frankie Valli, and MC-ed at Toby Keith’s Bar & Grill.  His mission is to help adults discover the power of playing for a living and how to avoid burnout, quiet quitting, or a midlife crisis.

Mike is an international speaker and writer in the areas of personal development, sales, leadership, and delivering engaging presentations where he has entertained and educated over 3,000 audiences live and virtually over his career. He has contributed to several best-selling books, and his popular How to Succeed podcast has over three million downloads.

His humorous, real-world approach to difficult topics and authentic stage presence empowers professionals to greatly improve their life and business. He brings valuable insights, polished presentations, and an engaging personality to each event, regardless of size.

Mike is an award-winning speaker, and he has been trusted to educate and entertain audiences at Hubspot Inbound, Google, Meta, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Kansas City Chiefs, Qualcomm, Sprint, Eli Lilly, Express, Hanes, Harrah’s Casino, Isle of Capri Casino, Aya Healthcare, United Healthcare, Bartlett, Vistage, BNI, ATD, and many more.

He is also an accomplished writer and has been published in LinkedIn, Hubspot, the KC Business Magazine, and many national internet publications. In 2015, he was named one of Kansas City’s Rising Stars.

He has previously worked as the Promotions & Website Coordinator for Cumulus Media and the Chiefs Radio Network, and as Internet Marketing Director at Ad Trends Advertising. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Park University in Communication Theory.

What To Expect:

Valuable Insights

• Unique information
• Immediately applicable
• Audience specific
• Isn’t one big sales pitch for
his products or services

Polished Presentation

• Interactive & entertaining
• Keynotes 30 mins. – 2 hours
• Workshops half or full-day
• PowerPoint & handouts
• A/V equipment available

Professional Speaker

• Comfortable & engaging
• Reads the audience
• Arrives early & prepared
• Handles change & glitches
• Finishes on-time