Actor, speaker, writer, entrepreneur, hospitality industry executive… Mike Lyons has led a very interesting and diverse life. Mike has more than four decades of experience, primarily in the hospitality industry, with his areas of expertise including management, marketing communications, new business development, and strategic planning. While keeping his day job in the hospitality industry, he joined SAG and began to book commercials, TV roles and other jobs on a regular basis. His most recent acting includes portraying the Speaker of the “House on House of Cards”, a father on “What Would You Do”, and a bartender on “Gotham”. Mike has the ability to capture the audience’s attention and keep them fully engaged with his humor, creativity, and contemplative messaging throughout his programs. As a professional speaker, Mike has given talks to numerous groups over the past few years on a variety of subjects. He has served as a Keynote Speaker, Panel Member, Moderator, Session Leader and Emcee. As a motivational speaker he speaks on how to take one step at a time to achieve goals and pursue your passion. Mike will customize his talks (and create new ones) based on the client's needs, and will work closely with the event organizer to ensure the session's objectives are met.