“Michael's time with our group of YMCA professionals was inspiring to us all. As we work to help improve the lives of those in our community, his message of the power of being kind will now be spread throughout Northern New England. I can't tell you how many people came up to me throughout the rest of our conference to talk to me about changes they plan on making in their lives as a result of Michael's message. It was such a great way to kick off our conference!”

—  Joseph W. Manzoli, Jr. - CEO, YMCA of Greater Nashua

“I recently had the pleasure of hearing you speak at Hay House’s “I Can Do It” Conference in Toronto. What a Joy. We laughed and we cried..the stories were so moving. Very inspirational!! It was an honor to meet and speak with you Michael. Your book "am I being Kind" has also given me tools to work with in my life and I have passed it on to family.”

—  Michelle, Toronto, Canada

“Fantastic presentation at the Maine Health Care Association Conference! It was very encouraging and motivating. I can't wait to get your book! —  Heather - Rockland, Maine

“Thank you so much for your inspirational and uplifting messages of hope and love. It reaches beyond cultural norms, racial issues and international borders. A simple message with profound and long lasting effects.”

—  Teresa,  Switzerland

"We were introduced to Michael today in Austin. The group I was with, who have studied this type of material for so long now, were all shocked we hadn’t heard from Michael before. Blown away impressed!!! Thanks for being dedicated to do what you do and look forward to continued teachings from you!"

—  Jessica

"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.

“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.

"Michael, Of the 100 speakers at the Hay House World Summit this year, you moved me. Thank you. Continue to be exactly who you are. It works.”  — Paul T.

"I cannot get over how your presentation has made me feel. I have always considered myself a positive person and work really hard to spread it to everyone around me. But somehow you have motivated me to work even harder and make more goals." — Alyssa D.

“Defining success has been something I've struggled with in my life, but now I think I've finally got it. What's the truest, rawest form of success? KINDNESS. Thank you, Michael!”

—  Lance P.

"Soooooo awesome!!!! Thank you for starting out our year so positively and full of energy! Everything you told us yesterday has been going through my mind since then! I am retelling the stories and writing down ideas and cannot wait to begin teaching my students."

— Carey

"Thank you for the moving and motivating start to the school year for Saco School Department staff today. Your message of kindness and love is so important and will make such a difference in the lives of the children we are privileged to work with." — Joan

“You rocked my world today Michael at Hay House’s at I Can Do It! in Austin, Texas!! Thanks and LOVE!!!!” XOXOXOXOXX!!

—  Suzy

“I wanted to thank you again for such an incredible experience - hearing your journey yesterday. What a gift YOU are to this planet THANK YOU!”

—  Danielle

Recognizing the complexities of humankind (and the ongoing challenge to be both human and kind), this presentation fosters emotional wellness, positive communication skills, and teaches methods for developing kinder interpersonal relationships.

The four main topics include:

1. Emotional Wellness: Understanding and practicing daily habits that support positive mental health, work-life balance, and lead to fulfillment. Digital activity and its relation to mental health are discussed as well.

2. Resiliency: Tools to overcome life's ongoing hardships and stress.

3. Compassion: How active empathy allows us to defuse tensions and authentically relate to others.

4. Kindness: A universal, innate skill set for enriching lives, creating unity, and developing and sustaining healthy relationships.

Each subject builds upon the next, revealing how to improve one’s personal and professional wellbeing.

If you would like to find relief from daily stress and experience a noticeable increase in optimism and cooperative behavior, please send your message to

© 2007- 2020 The Kindness Center / Michael J. Chase

"Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!! Words cannot express what I'm feeling after your presentation to our staff. You did an AMAZING job, Michael! I'm so so so so thankful! The feedback I have received has been wonderful!" — Julie S.

Globally, each year, more than a quarter of a billion people battle chronic depression. Mind you; these figures do not take into account the millions who suffer in silence. And despite such staggering numbers, we continue to treat mental health afflictions as a shameful secret.

During this raw and honest lecture, Michael will discuss his personal and family history with chronic depression, and the daily practices which have allowed him to keep it at bay. Sharing ideas on meditation, traditional and alternative therapies, SRA (Serotonin Raising Activity), and ways to become free from shame, you will learn how strengthening and healing the mind becomes possible by developing a kinder, more compassionate heart.

"TRUTH OVER SHAME" (Keynote) for conferences, colleges, & events.


Truthshops are available following the above keynote. This interactive event goes a step further by inviting participants to share their own experiences and methods for healing. Writing exercises and advanced mindfulness practices will also be discussed as additional ways to alleviate depression and anxiety.

Michael's goal is to exceed the traditional model of ROI. Your investment not only supports the wellbeing of your organization but also enhances life for all. For kinder attitudes and increased civility within a company ultimately carry over to families, communities, and, eventually, have an impact globally. Furthermore, through our “pay it forward” program, a generous portion of each speaking fee assists in reducing the cost of our middle school and high school presentations. We believe that investing in today's youth is perhaps our greatest hope for a better world.

Return on investment (ROI)


Keynotes  .  Workshops  .  Meetings                 Now reserving dates for 2021-2022