Motivational Speaker Michael ArterberryMichael Arterberry is a Master Encourager and Dynamic Motivational Speaker. As a teenager, Michael was fortunate to receive guidance from positive adult role models who helped him overcome adversities and set high expectations for his future.

Grateful for the role these mentors played in his own development, Michael decided to dedicate his profession to helping people navigate the difficulties of life and launch their future into motion. For more than 25 years, he has been helping teens and adults to use what they have gone through as a catalyst for success rather than an obstacle for failure.

Michael received the 2010 USA Network’s Characters Unite Award for exceptional commitment to combating prejudice and discrimination while increasing tolerance and acceptance within the community. He is also the recipient of the 2014 100 Men of Color Award for leadership. In 2008, Michael founded Youth Voices Center, Inc. a non-profit with the mission of helping young people to become active, productive members of society by overcoming their obstacles, their history, stereotypes, and even their own self-image and limiting beliefs. Michael is the author of “Be Encouraged: 250 Days of Motivation and Encouragement”, a daily motivational book. Additional information about his struggles as a child and a debilitating spinal cord injury as an adult can be found in his wife’s book “God was Holding My Hand."

Learn about Michael's new training program, "Shake the Dirt Off Experience" here.

Timestamp Highlights

13:00: How artists can get their careers “unstuck” and propel their careers forward

17:30 How to find the rhythm of our career as an artists

26:30 Moving forward after setbacks

30:00 The difference between process and purpose

33:00 the biggest killer of confidence

38:00 How to find your groove as an artist

37:50 How we can use vision to boost our confidence

47:20 The power of passion

50:00 The secret to discerning when we are moving toward where we are meant to be and when we are being reckless

54:45 What we need to know about making decisions

55:30 Building resilience

1:01:00 Conquering fear


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