Dr. Michael Hart

Speaker Services, Literacy Speaker

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Phone: 415.509.1117
E-Mail: doctormichaelhart@gmail.com
Website: www.drmichaelhart.com
Blog: www.drmichaelhart.com/blog/
Availability: Nashville, TN; Mid-Atlantic States

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Topics: Literacy Expert, Consultant, Entrepreneur

Areas: Nashville, TN; Mid-Atlantic States

Title: Literacy Leadership Speaker

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Psychologist/Tech Executive reveals how to solve the literary crisis and boost productivity using a solution that’s been kept secret for 40 years.

In a nutshell
Are literacy issues plaguing your professional life or impacting your bottom line? Dr. Michael Hart brings the story of the literacy crisis in America and how to solve it to corporate leadership groups, industry conventions, and university lecture series across the globe. “Literacy touches us all,” says Michael. “Half of our children can’t read, even though the solution to the problem has been known for 40 years!”

If you’re experiencing literacy issues in your workplace, or if your group is looking for a cause that will impact millions of children’s lives and save our economy tens of billions of dollars per year, Michael’s eye-opening presentation fits the bill. His 25 years as a child psychologist combined with 10 years as a tech executive allow him to translate complex issues about learning and literacy into simple, understandable concepts. “It’s my life’s work to make everyone aware that we can solve our literacy crisis,” he says.

Takeaway
You’ll learn how illiteracy impacts every single one of us—economically, socially and emotionally—and you’ll be amazed at how easily the solutions Michael offers can be applied to your own workplace and community. Your group will be inspired to help solve the literacy crisis—in schools, in your workplace, in your community, and in the world.

Fast Facts

  • 66% of our kids are deficient in reading by fourth grade, but the solution has been kept secret for 40 years!
  • After Michael delivered the 2016 keynote address at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development’s Learning Differences conference in New Delhi, he was invited to serve as co-chair of a major literacy pilot project in India that will serve as a global model.
  • Many well-known discoveries in reading science and how we learn language have never been transferred to teacher education, which impacts how kids are taught to read!
  • Michael selected speakers for TEDx events in Nashville, Tennessee, delivering world class speakers from all walks of life to sold-out crowds for four years!

Your audience will learn how to…

  • Look within your organization and apply policies and procedures that improve productivity and your bottom line
  • Improve literacy in your company, organization and community
  • Make sure our kids are getting a proper education and learning to read

Why Michael Hart is unique…
“Literacy experts tend to ‘sing to the choir,’” says Hart. “They seldom speak to the general population. I know how to communicate real solutions that will profoundly impact millions of children’s lives and save our economy tens of billions of dollars per year.”

What people are saying…
“With his unique background, Dr. Hart brings a thought-provoking and very inspirational perspective to his speaking engagements. You come roaring out of his events with a whole new way of looking at the world.”
— Martin J. Snider, Esq., General Counsel, Anne Arundel Community College

Best-fit Audiences

□ Corporations, business groups, non-profits
□ Executive managers, sales reps, team leaders, HR professionals
□ Baby Boomers, Millennials, retirees
□ Community organizations
□ Colleges, universities, schools, youth groups
□ Parents, educators
□ Business and civic groups
□ Tech/electronics specialists and hobbyists
□ Political and historical groups/associations
□ Churches, synagogues, religious, Christian groups
□ Libraries, museums
□ Health care groups, hospitals, medical offices
□ Nursing programs, medical centers
□ Rehab centers, recovery support groups
□ Caretakers, healers, health workers, cancer survivors
□ Therapists, psychologists, counselors and coaches
□ Women’s groups, career women

Keynote Presentations

Offered as keynotes, breakouts, seminars or workshops, retreats, trainings and Webinars, and customized for your group. Dr. Hart is also available as a panel guest or moderator.

Solving the Crisis of Literacy: Why it Matters to All of Us

Michael Hart is bringing the story of the literacy crisis in America and how to solve it to corporate leadership groups, industry conventions, and university lecture series across the globe.

The social and economic impact of the literacy crisis is enormous and touches us all. Sixty-six percent of US children are below average readers by 4th grade… Forty-two million adults are functionally illiterate… Sixty to seventy percent of the prison population is illiterate…Tens of billions of dollars of unnecessary healthcare costs can be attributed to poor literacy.

And yet, we’ve known the solution for forty years! There’s an ocean of scientific data that shows how to most effectively teach children how to read. And yet only 25% of university programs for teachers provide ANY training regarding how a child learns to read. Can you imagine? It’s difficult to overemphasize how important reading is to being successful in school as well as in life.  

Dr. Hart tells an amazing story that solves the mystery of why our kids’ educational system is falling behind the rest of the developed nations, and how the global movement for literacy that has finally started will change all that.

Meet Dr. Michael Hart…

Michael Hart started out as a classically trained child psychologist, but after many years of practice in world class institutions, including the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Johns Hopkins Medical Center, he grew frustrated because he was only able to help 75–100 families a year. He knew he wanted to reach tens of thousands of kids and families, but to do that, he needed to expand his skill set. So Michael obtained an MBA at the prestigious Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and created a business that produced educational software for children with learning differences.

As with many entrepreneurs, Dr. Hart was too early for the market, so he pivoted and spent 10 years in business development and C-Level roles, helping early stage technology startups get on their feet in industries like natural language search technology, online travel, and electronic publishing. During that time, he often worked internationally with partners or investors in India, Europe, and the Middle East. It was an extraordinary education in the workings of global business, and gave Michael both a broad skill set and a perspective on leadership regarding how to effect large-scale change.

Dr. Hart’s path was atypical, to say the least, but it led him to the realization of his professional dream of addressing literacy worldwide. Now, through his speaking, he wants to touch the lives of millions of children.

Raised in Northern California, Dr. Hart has lived in many parts of the US including Utah, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and now Tennessee. He hopes to return to his beloved San Francisco soon.

What people are saying…

“Michael delivered an outstanding keynote address at our 2016 UNESCO MGIEP learning differences workshop for teachers in New Delhi earlier this year. His vision for improving literacy worldwide was so inspiring it led me to invite him to serve as Co-Chair of a major literacy pilot project in India. The Indian literacy initiative will serve as a model for scaling globally and we hope that Dr. Hart will be a key member of our team.”
– Anantha K. Duraiappah, Ph.D., Director  
  Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development
  (MGIEP)/UNESCO

“Dr. Michael Hart has twice presented at our national Spotlight on Dyslexia Conference and received over a 94% satisfaction rating and many recommendations to return. His explanations relating to Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia have provided invaluable and practical insights to professionals and concerned parents in an easy-to-understand manner.”
– Mark Brugger, Program Manager, Learning Ally™, www.learningally.org

“Dr. Hart’s expertise has been invaluable to the parents of children with learning and attention issues that we serve. His presentations during our live expert video chats condense complex topics into digestible and actionable tips for our audience.”
Matt Lurrie, Expert Coordinator, www.Understood.org  

“With his unique background, Dr. Hart brings a thought-provoking and very inspirational perspective to his speaking engagements. You come roaring out of his events with a whole new way of looking at the world.”
– Martin J. Snider, Esq., General Counsel, Anne Arundel Community College

 


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