“Mike delivered a fascinating online keynote at IIRSM’s 2020 annual conference and shared his experience and learnings about building trust and team capability. Delivered to an audience of risk managers who are seeking inspiration on how to build effective teams and communication, Mike tailored the presentation for the audience perfectly, covering trust and risk from a display pilot’s perspective that kept everyone entertained and received fantastic feedback. A great closing keynote!”

Clare Fleming, Director of Marketing & Communication, International Institute of Risk and Safety Management

“We were delighted to welcome Mike as a guest speaker for the Mercedes F1 ‘Lunchtime Lecture’ series. Mike’s talk covered his role as Red 10 for the Red Arrows with a focus on Teamwork and Professional Excellence. We were particularly interested to learn some of the RAF’s techniques for building such a high-performing team. Mike is an engaging speaker with fascinating stories to tell about his many years as a ‘Red’. Highly recommended.”

Nicole Bearne, Head of Internal Communications, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team

“Mike was a very popular speaker at our 'Future Leaders' event, which we hold annually for our early careers population. He brought a truly unique perspective on resilience, team building and work/life balance which challenged our young people to think differently about their own development in an entertaining and unexpected way. Mike worked closely with us to align his experience to complement our values. He was approachable and stayed for the session to interact and answer questions.”

Graeme Boylen, HR Director, TARMAC

“Mike brings unique expertise and knowledge about how elite performing teams operate. We regularly bring him into our client sessions to add his insights and inspire teams to take key principles into their worlds.”

Jane Sparrow, Author and Founder, The Culture Builders

“Mike gave a truly inspirational talk, delivered with great professionalism including many amazing still pictures and video shots. In the many years I have attended such presentations at IMechE, I have rarely seen such a positive and welcoming audience to a speaker.”

Tony Roche, President at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

“Mike brings a unique and versatile mix of skills, with a rare talent of entertaining professionalism and charismatic hosting to any event. His natural leadership and military training mean he is able to effortlessly work on events ranging from international airshows to conferences and charity fundraisers. Aerobility, a Disabled Flying Charity, are extremely grateful and lucky to have been supported by Mike over the last few years. We have used his skills as an engaging and welcoming Master of Ceremonies at our annual Aviators Ball, as the host on our Aurora Flight held in conjunction with British Airways and astronaut Tim Peake, a record-breaking auctioneer for live auctions and as a host and pundit for our online Armchair Airshow. Whatever we ask Mike to do, he excels. Wholeheartedly recommended and appreciated.”

Mike Miller-Smith MBE FRAeS, Chief Executive, Aerobility

“Mike ensured that he was fully briefed on the focus of the presentation (in this case teamwork) and delivered this in a fun and creative way which had the students hooked from the moment he arrived. He wove pictures, props and even a practical exercise into the presentation which even had the staff wishing they could be inside a plane. Mike was able to give examples of how many of their STEM subjects were used in the real world on a daily basis. Truly inspirational. We will definitely be calling upon his services again.”

Anne Coats, Head of Maths & Enterprise Coordinator, Swanbourne House School

“A most entertaining and illuminating lecture - one of the best I've heard in many years.”

Air Commodore Bill Tyack, Past President of the Royal Aeronautical Society

“Our guests (all senior execs and professional sportspeople) were captivated by Mike's talk - you could have heard a pin drop. Everyone was immediately engaged and took away a refreshed outlook on the important themes of resilience, excellence and teamwork. The feedback was fantastic, and I would wholeheartedly recommend Mike to anyone looking for a personable, inspirational speaker with undeniable world class talent.”

Jo Ballantine, Director of Development, The Royal Latin School

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