Professional Speaker, Actor, Author, Entrepreneur, Hospitality Industry Executive - Michael Lyons has led a very interesting and diverse life.
Upon his return to the US, he performed in theatrical plays and musicals throughout high school and college, and was employed on the stage crew of a professional theatre in suburban Philadelphia, working side by side with famous entertainers including Gordon MacRae, Carol Lawrence, and Chita Rivera.
Through the years Mike has amassed dozens of credits in major films, television shows, commercials, corporate videos, print ads and more than 350 live appearances on the home shopping network QVC as a Product Host. His roles have included speaking parts in popular shows and movies such as “House of Cards”, “The Sixth Sense,” “All My Children,” “Veep,” “What Would You Do?” “Arrest and Trial,” and “Outsiders,” among others. He is also an accomplished singer and performs a live Frank Sinatra tribute show titled “Mike Sings Frank,” featuring classic Sinatra songs from his CD of the same name.
Mike spent more than 40 years in senior level management roles in the meetings/travel industry, including stints with CIGNA, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Global Events Partners and EGR International. Before going out on his own, he was Exhibition Director of IBTM America, a premier trade show organized by Reed Exhibitions - the world's largest trade show management company, based in London. During his career, Mike has worked in Philadelphia, Stamford, CT, New York City, Columbus, OH, Minneapolis and Norwalk, CT; and his travels have taken him to 33 foreign countries and most US states.
As a prolific and experienced professional
speaker, Mike delivers talks in the US and abroad on how to achieve your goals,
pursue your passion, and enhance your personal brand, among other topics. His
easy-going style and humorous anecdotes, coupled with fun exercises and
interactive group involvement, keeps audiences engaged throughout his
A native and resident of
suburban Philadelphia, Mike has been married to his lovely wife Lorie
since 1974. They are the proud parents of Mike Jr. (Krista), Erin Oosthuizen
(Simon) and Aimee, and have seven beautiful grandchildren: Ella,
Caitlin, Jesse, Ansley, Joshua, Avery and Logan.