Growing up a small town, ADHD dreamer, the word that motivated Mickeli the most was and still is NO.
It's likely why his story has so many unique chapters. Whether it was his love for music and wanting to start a band in high school with zero musical experience, which he eventually turned into a career in New York after graduating or when he decided to give up a lucrative corporate career to become a startup founder [his first startup, Otium Outdoors featured above] because he thought that sounded "cool", Mickeli has always believed he could do anything he set his mind to.
Today, when not in a podcast studio or on stage as a key note speaker/musician, he coaches fellow entrepreneurs on how to build their dreams and turn said dreams into massive profit via his business brokering agency.
"Life is short & opportunity is everywhere, we only get one, so take the shot."
- Mickeli Bedore
Mickeli thrives in situations in which he has to think on his feet, thus his Q & A sessions to follow his speaking engagements are always a lively hit.
Regardless if he is brought in to coach a corporate sales team, inspire a group of first time founders to live up to their God given talent as a key note speaker, or move a room of young people on how to live a purpose driven life, Mickeli delivers.
Listen to his podcasts (Coffee&Closers, Gypsy Class, etc.), check on the hundreds he's been a guest on, or find his keynotes online, there isn't one that doesn't connect the dots while motivating every listener.
Few can do what he can on stage.
Mickeli has been performing & writing music since he was in high school.
He has written & sang with great musicians throughout his life, but when he became an entertainment agent in New York City after college, working with touring musicians, he discovered his passion for guitar & never put it down.
Today, he shares his gift of music at breweries,
Church, & small events all across the Flat Heat Valley.
His style today is considered "Acoustic Soul" with a splash of harmonica. He's doing mostly covers these days, but if you sweet talk him he may pull out a few originals from the old band days.