Mike Nygren

Challenging the way we think

Mike Nygren: Author

The Ten Balloons. Principles of Leadership, Life and Love captures the spirit of what it means to take an intentional look at your life. This realistic approach to a balanced life is personal and practical in outlining steps for creating intentional purpose statements in ten areas of your life.

Mike’s story telling approach to life brings great inspiration and motivation in the areas of family, career, relationships, education, finances, health, and adventure. This multi-generational topic is designed for young people and adult audiences of all ages who like personal challenges.


50 Outrageous Adventures

"There could never be enough words of thanks for all those who influenced me in this journey, nor could I ever thank the thousands who traveled alongside in "making a path where there wasn’t one" to make up this list of outrageous adventures."
Evening Zoo
Dayton Work Project

When You Take A Pig Across America

Building Sarah's House - Tijuana Christian Mission

Appalachian Service Project


Appalachia Construction Company

Grandparents Revolution Workshops

Mexico Mission Adventures

Dayton Children's Zoo

Southside Settlement House Project - Columbus

Jamaica Mission Adventures

Clubhouse Camp

New York City Work Projects

Chicago Summer Camp

Haiti Habitat for Humanity

Sara’s House in Tijuana

President George H. W. Bush Points of Light Award

Bob’s Garden - Manhattan

 Tipp City Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Tijuana Christian Mission Adventures

President Bill Clinton Voluntary Action Award

Kids Kamp

Dayton Power and Light '500 Homes' Insulation Project

New York City Protest March

Joshua Team

World Changers

Jamaica Micro-business ventures

Treehouse Construction Project - Tijuana dump

Dayton Children’s Zoo

Ocean City Leadership Conference

Hopewell Preschool Construction

Ocean City Sand Castle Building Contest

Young Women of Distinction Storytelling Contest

Run for the Mums

Junior Run For the Mums

Idea Factory

Cans For Cash National Mayor’s Award

Dreamers Gymnastics

Dayton Power and Light - 50 Home Insulation Project

Reading Buddies

Young Women of Distinction

Funday Monday


Serve It Up!

Make A Difference Day: "300 Strong"- Columbus

Constructing the World’s Largest Strawberry

Start and Lead Workshops

Social Entrepreneurs Leadership Academy

Kids Read Now

Make A Difference Day - Troy

Showpig.com All-Star Leadership Team

West Virginia Construction Company

Ten Balloons Workshops

Tipp Roller Mill Paint Project

Canal Boat Restoration Project

Light Street House Renovation

Celebrating the Superheroes Event

Contact mike@tenballoons.com