Mike Goodwin is a refreshingly funny comedian, speaker, and humor coach. His signature bowtie represents his expectation-defying brand of comedy that leaves a variety of audiences - from churches to corporate events to swanky galas - laughing hysterically and completely inspired, without a foul or vulgar word spoken.
A native of Camden, South Carolina, holds a master’s degree in Education from the University of South Carolina, is a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a former primary and secondary education professional. He infuses his varied life experiences into his act, making him relatable to audiences from all walks of life.
Using his ability to merge leadership and laughter, Mike is a powerful communicator whose primary goal is to leave places and people better than he found them. He’s appeared on America’s Got Talent, Dry Bar Comedy, Lifetime, BET, Amazon Prime, TBN, Daystar, USA, the Word Network and Circle TV, and been featured on SiriusXM, the That Sounds Fun Podcast Tour with Annie F. Downs and USO Europe Comedy Tour.
A southern gentleman with a curious mind, love for people, and heart for God, Mike Goodwin is in a class all his own. He resides in Columbia, SC with his beautiful wife Rozalynn and their two children.
It may come as a surprise to you that I was not predisposed to be successful in either football (where I had a stellar 12 year career in the NFL) or in business (where I have become an insurance executive and an accomplished financial advisor).
It is, I think, specifically because I was not naturally inclined toward either that I’ve been able to add value to corporations individual/group clients who choose me as their keynote speaker and/or coach.
The habits of success in life (personal) and business (professional) are the same habits of success in sports:
Goals need to be underpinned by plans;
Plans need to be underpinned by execution;
And execution needs to be underpinned by a thoughtful, attentive, mindset and focus on your personal vision.
It’s more complicated than that, as you know.
But, also, I’ve found: it isn’t.
My mission, at this point in my life, is to share what I've learned (while continuing to learn), grow meaningful relationships, and add value to everyone I meet.