Brigadier General Mike Oster, USA, Retired

meet mike

Mike has been a speaker, trainer, leader, mentor, and consultant providing quality “edutainment” (education in an entertaining way) for over 25 years.

Mike’s background includes working for a Fortune 500 corporation, owning and operating his own business, and a career in public service as an elected official, community leader, and volunteer and over 36 years of military service.


Mike is committed to the success of his clients in every group and organization he works with. He uses a process of researching the organization to help develop the content of his individually and specifically tailored presentations to meet each client’s need. Every effort is made to specifically define the expectations to ensure the desired outcome is not just met but exceeded.


IT STARTS WITH ATTITUDE, How To Live in a Place Where Excellence Becomes Your Average!

We all know we are supposed to go through life with a positive attitude. It is healthier and makes us more productive. But exactly how do we develop and maintain that positive attitude? Longtime professional speaker, entrepreneur, and leadership consultant Mike Oster has the answers. His new book It Starts with Attitude is the “how to” manual for positioning ourselves to attain and maintain a positive attitude all day, every day. Each chapter includes supporting practices and habits that allow us multiple opportunities to make positive attitude choices.


It Starts With Attitude reminds us that there is always an opportunity to grow, regardless of our current status and fortune, and, when we become better at who we are, we become better in all we do.


“Mike is very genuine and his commonsense approach to thinking positively reminded me how much control I have over how I approach my job, my coworkers, my family and my friends each day.  Mike not only delivers his message with passion, he also connects to the audience through his use of stories and humor.   I talked to several other attendees who said Mike was the best speaker at the conference!!!!”
Sheila Mennenga, SHRM-SCP/SPHR
HR and Risk Coordinator - Watertown Municipal Utilities
“Mike Oster’s keynote on The Power of Positive was perfect for our SHRM State Conference and brought a high level of energy, and engagement to our conference!  Our attendees loved his keynote, and many attended his follow-up breakout session Building Your Road Map to Success.  Both sessions brought so much positivity to our conference; we are so glad we booked him!”
Laurie Gates, PHR
SoDak SHRM State Council Director