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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.


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My mission of “Challenging the Way We Think” began on day one of my professional career. I encounter far too many students who do not believe in their own potential or their own self-worth. Thrust into situations where adults often lack high expectations for students – I expected more. 

"Challenging" became my mantra. I found that ‘thinking outside of the box’ works. For decades I have been willing to take leaps of faith in dreaming big dreams and bringing others alongside me. I realized that people are busy – but way too often their lack clear purpose and vision in the lives. Sometimes this leads them to settle into an abstract and fruitless existence. Life shouldn’t be that way, at least not in my book.

I thrive on helping others win. My real joy comes from unlocking the true potential of teens and adults. My mission is to travel anywhere and everywhere to help individuals and organizations reach the potential.  50 outrageous adventures reflects the partnership I have had over the years.

As you travel through my website  and blogs I hope you sense my passion for empowering people. A passion that spans and links together all that I continue to learn about students, parents and grandparents.