If there is one universal truth to describe the past year and a half, it is uncertainty. At its core, uncertainty can be the first spanner in the works of a positive mindset, gradually degrading into fear, skepticism, and anxiety. Mike You believes that everybody can strengthen their mindset and prepare themselves for uncertainty.
The founder and president of both SLC Coaching and SWC Academy, Coach Mike has one true calling in life: to help individuals to discover their full potential, potential that may be buried beneath the obstructions of a negative mindset. As a result of this dedication, he is keen to offer a variety of courses, programs, and digital tools that are accessible to all, regardless of schedule or financial situation.
From Mike’s perspective, life coaching is all about recognizing an individual’s inner strength and helping them to train their thoughts to bring about positive outcomes. Renowned in the field, Mike You holds a degree in Psychology, as well as a master’s degree and teaching credential. Beyond academia, he is an award-winning educator, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and a proud father. Looking across Mike’s growing list of achievements, it becomes easy to see the connection between empowerment of the mind, prosperity, and enlightenment.
With a clear target outcome of the conquest of self-doubt, the strengthening of confidence, and the realization of healthy relationships, Mike’s private coaching packages, delivered in a 6-Step Success Blueprint, are designed for individuals to guide their lives in the direction that they aspire to. But it’s not only major adversity that Mike believes the mind should be free from; private coaching participants receive tools and techniques to overcome smaller everyday frustrations, such as over-thinking and procrastination, as all of them are liable to contribute towards a negative mindset.
The pandemic has awakened many to the opportunities presented by technology. Mike believes his ability to connect with others across the digital landscape sets him apart from other life coaches. Naturally, he has online courses dealing with a range of relevant topics, including guilt, victim mentality, and shame. These come in addition to his versatility as an entrepreneurship and success coach, targeted towards achieving the individual’s greatest ambitions.
While the focus of all of his services is on the individual’s goals, aspirations, and dreams, Coach Mike’s fascinating background equips him with the skills to relate to and assist the personal circumstances of anybody. Mike’s experience on the receiving end of bullying as a young person enabled him to appreciate and understand his differences to others. Once the subject of torment, these characteristics were fundamental to the development of the interpersonal skills that Mike employs to this day, as he believes understanding oneself is the key to helping others.
Furthermore, the extraordinary context of the past year and a half feels more ordinary to Mike, as he experienced a start to life that was similarly turbulent. His placement in the United States foster care system as a child resulted in residence with eight different families, all with contrasting backgrounds. The only resource available to deal with this instability was a psychology book Mike picked up from a thrift store. Though the most humble of aides when stacked up against the internet age, fruitful in its abundance of information at one’s fingertips, it provided Mike with the foremost mechanisms by which he could adapt to his changing environment.
The formation of Mike’s practical skills as a coach came just as early in life. Listening to the divergent children he encountered during his time in foster care helped establish his ability to act as a confidant for those looking to achieve a healthier state of mind.
In light of his storied past, it is not surprising that Coach Mike was able to adapt to the fragilities of the pandemic by helping others on social media. Platforms including TikTok and Instagram provided Mike with a newfound ability to spread his expertise on topics such as anxiety and anger management to the masses in a time where in-person coaching and counseling struggled. Now close to one million total followers, Coach Mike has become an against-the-odds success story to smile about, landing a feature on The Kelly Clarkson Show and ranking among the Top Ten Success Coaches to Follow in 2021 according to Yahoo! Finance.
As Coach Mike’s story has shown, growth and adaptation are a constant journey. Over the next 2-3 years, Mike plans to publish a book and become a guest speaker at major TED events. That could sound lofty to many, but perhaps a change of mindset is all that is required for dreams to come within touching distance.