Armed with a Master of Education degree, a background in the United States Army, and impeccable style, it might surprise you when Mike hits the stage and delivers non-stop laughter. His keynote “Leadership and Laughter” will empower you to recognize leadership lessons in unsuspected places, equip you with strategies to combat stress and anxiety, and provide tactics to improve workplace productivity.
Mike Goodwin has a heart to bring strength and healing through joy. That's why he's dedicated his comedic gift and wit to a style and delivery that is as clean as his bowtie.
A Camden, South Carolina native, Mike is the oldest of three children. Mike entered the United States Army after graduating from Camden High School in 1993. After four years of service, Mike exited active duty to enroll at Lander University in Greenwood, SC. At Lander, Mike was very involved on campus, and the seeds of comedy were planted. Mike hosted a myriad of events, and he served as a student ambassador for the University. Mike was also initiated into the Gamma Nu Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi and he is a charter member of the Omicron Nu Chapter.
Mike graduated from Lander University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science in 2001 and the University of South Carolina with a Master of Education in 2003. He worked in primary and secondary education before taking the full-time comedy leap of faith. Mike also served in the US Army Reserves as a commissioned officer.
Mike incorporates his life experience into his roles as a comedian, actor, writer and motivational speaker. Mike and his beautiful wife Rozalynn, and their daughter and son live in Columbia, South Carolina, where he serves in ministry at Right Direction Church International.
Good, guilt-free laughs are guaranteed. Mike’s engaging and hilarious discussions about everyday life will have you laughing about his wit and repeating his adages long after his performance. New, different, and reinvigorating, Mike Goodwin is refreshingly funny.
"Mike Goodwin is a fabulous presenter! He immediately connected with the audience and provided a session of meaningful dialogue and humor, just as we were hoping for and more! His stage presence is perfect and his comments relatable to our conference participants. Leadership and Laughter was very well received by our audience of over 700 participants!"
- Training Manager, Partnership Conference in Greensboro, NC
"Mike was a great addition to our seminar, and our attendees loved him!"
- Special Projects Coordinator, Human Resources, Human Resources Conference in Morgantown, WV
"Mike arrived one and a half hours ahead of his scheduled performance. He was very focused, professional, and determined to entertain the audience with his sense of humor and wit. The audience loved him! I would highly recommend Mike for your function and rest assured that he will not disappoint your audience."
- Business Manager for Skin Care, Deployment Day in Greensboro, NC