The Workshop

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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Mike Nygren Resume

  • Workshop clients: Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ichthus Ministries, National Youth Workers, David C. Cook Publishing, Lyman Coleman Small Group Ministry, Adventures In Missions, West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church, Showpig,com and 50+ Miami Valley Schools in Ohio.

  • Extended leadership trainings: 350+ National and International leadership/mission retreats, camps and adventures.

  • Ongoing disicpleship coaching: Ginghamsburg Church Youth Ministry, Tipp City Ohio. 500 students. Idea Factory, Troy, Ohio.

  • Founder: Clubhouse, School of Urban Studies, Troy Idea Factory (Not-for-profits).

  • Author: Ten Balloons: Principles of Leadership, Life and love / Not Yet Dead: A Memoir of 50 Years of Coaching and Leading Young People / Real Thoughts of an Aging Youth Worker / Missions and Youth Ministry: The Necessary Love Affair.

  • Organizational awards:  President George H. W. Bush Points of Light Award. President Bill Clinton Voluntary Action Award. National Mayors Community Service Award .



  • Travel Adventures: 46 states / 30 countries

  • Hobbies: Restorer of 0ld homes, antique toys and Ohio State Football

  • Family: One dog, two children, three grandchildren, one wife!