There is always an audience ready to hear your story. The Mras-Barnes Speaker academy empowers speakers to define, refine, and amplify their story. Join us to gain confidence in your delivery, stage time, priceless feedback and deliver your message to a live audience.

Michelle Mras

Michelle is a crafted storyteller and world traveller with lesson worthy life experiences. She has been featured on a multitude of business and coaching podcasts, been a guest speaker of seven National Public Radio Moth Hours and the TEDx stage. Michelle is a thriving survivor of multiple life challenges to include a Traumatic Brain Injury and Breast Cancer, yet she elicits a positivity that inspires. Michelle was recognized as a premier Coach from over 8000 John Maxwell Coaches worldwide for her positive attitude and received the Women’s Economic Forum’s Exceptional Woman of Excellence Award for Inspiration. She is a high energy Keynote Speaker, an Attitude Adjuster and Banisher of Inner-Critics Coach. Author of two internationally recognized books: Eat, Drink and Be Mary: A Glimpse Into a Life Well Livedand It’s Not Luck: Overcoming You.



Gary Barnes is “The Breakthrough Business Mastery Coach.” A High-Performance Business and Sales Strategist, Popular National and International Speaker & Award Winning #1 International Amazon Best-Selling Author (9 books). Gary’s clients have spanned over 7 countries and has been published by many outlets including the Boston Globe, LA Daily News, Miami Herald, CBS Money Watch, Morningstar and Worth Magazine. He has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, PBS & TEDx. He is the founder of Gary Barnes International and has created several companies personally selling over $280 million dollars in products and services. He also understands dealing with adversity. In 1988 Gary was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and was told that he would be in a wheelchair or dead within 10 years and is captured in his 1st book, How a Beaver Saved My Life.


Change lives using your story. Learn how to craft your message, amplify your story from a stage, and master the speaker business. We will provide in-depth training on the behind-the-scenes workings of the professional speaking world, how to navigate through it for success and our little secrets to what works well to convert a listener to a client.