© 2007 - 2021 The Kindness Center / Michael J. Chase - Camden, Maine

“We truly enjoyed having Michael come and speak to us! His talk has improved our company so much.

We have enjoyed being a kinder business!”

— Assistance Plus, Inc.

"I can say with all honesty that you were by far the best speaker I've listened to in my career. Your positive energy and outlook are contagious." — Jared B.

Michael J. Chase is a bestselling author, renowned speaker, and one of today’s most influential voices for creating a kinder world. Specializing in contemporary teachings on kindness, compassion, and resiliency, his books and presentations reveal how living from the heart plays a significant role in healing our lives and our planet. After founding The Kindness Center in 2007, Michael began working alongside dozens of prominent authors and self-empowerment leaders, speaking at events throughout the US and Canada to inspire positive change.In recent years, The Kindness Center has become a vehicle for helping those struggling with anxiety and depression, now bringing workshops to schools and businesses that promote emotional wellness and teachings on stress reduction. Michael currently resides on the coast of Maine with his four-legged best friend Dharma, where he continues to write books and develop new programs that ease the pressure of living in today's complex world.    

WORKPLACE PRESENTATIONS          Keynotes  .  Workshops  .  Meetings                 

"This raw and emotionally charged book, helps cultivate greater love and compassion for those that have suffered from depression. An essential read for all!" Uchechi Ezurike-Bosse - Author, Speaker & Founder of My Empowered Living


  "It was a wonderful day for our school—the response has been amazing from children, teachers, and parents. Michael, your visit and message will have a long-lasting impact on our school community—truly for years to come. You are the most influential visitor we have had in the middle school!"

~ Margo Keniston Potter - Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, NY


These award-winning programs teach students how kindness can improve emotional wellness, strengthen friendships, increase the ability to learn, and reduce stress as they navigate the complexities of adolescence. Developed for grades five and up, each presentation focuses on:

— Habits that lead to positive mental health.

— Learning to adopt kindness as a way of life.

— Viewing adversity as an opportunity to grow and, ultimately, help others.

— Living with integrity and an attitude of personal responsibility.

— Developing empathy and compassion for others.

— Kind, respectful use of social media and technology.

For more information, please visit the school presentations page.

"We are a different school since your visit with us. Kindness and care have been expressed in many, many ways, and the ripple effect is profound! Our teachers continue to sing your praises and our kids are asking if they can e-mail you! What a gift you were - and still are to us. I want you to know you changed our little corner of the world in an uplifting way, and we are grateful. Many thanks, Michael."

~ Anne Blanchard, Principal - Presque Isle Middle School