Mike Smith

Nonprofit Director

“You should do what you’re good at, what you have a good skillset for. For me, it was gathering a community around an issue, networking, and speaking. So how could I use that to improve people’s lives, not making money?”

Mike Smith is a professional speaker, host, and social entrepreneur. Smith is the founder of The BAY and Skate for Change, promoting positive communities and opportunities for youth development. In addition, he is the host of The Harbor TV. Through his ventures, Smith has combined his passion for skateboarding, music, and art; he continues to use those as a means to help the next generation of mis-fits find their grind.

He is based out of Lincoln, Nebraska but regularly tours the country as a motivational speaker. Whether it’s motivating students or employees to change the culture of their school or their workplace, or teaching others how to start and maintain successful brands and organizations, or showing others how easy it is to give back to the homeless and lesser fortunate in their communities, Mike has the experience and expertise to inspire others to be extraordinary. As brand ambassador and co-founder of Find Your Grind, Smith is dedicated to supporting programs that focus on positivity and growth for today’s youth.

My Advice

Start a company in high school and learn to sell to your friends.

There is no “end goal.” There’s just an amazing journey … so enjoy it.

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