Mike Bayer is a two-time New York Times best-selling author, CAST Centers Founder and CEO, and personal development coach whose mission is to help people achieve sound mental health in order to become their best selves. Mike spent the earlier years of his career as a drug and alcohol counselor (CADC-II) and later became a board-registered interventionist (BRI-II). Mike founded CAST Centers in 2005, as he saw a need for strong dual-diagnosis treatment. Mike is one of the most impactful and accomplished life coaches in the world today and has a highly reputable track record helping thousands of individuals and families each year.
Mike has worked in the field in a variety of capacities including team-building within corporations, keynote speaking for numerous events and fortune 100 companies, as well as providing creative workshops. He also has his own podcast, Always Evolving With Coach Mike Bayer, sits on Dr. Phil’s advisory board as the most utilized expert on the program, and serves on the UCLA Board of Drug and Alcohol Counseling.
He’s not your normal coach you could say, he's done some amazing things throughout his own life and career and he definitely helped me in a major way.
Coach Mike is a true professional and Best Self is his bible, his "how to" manual on maximizing your potential by discovering the best person you can be in the most effective way you can. Mike Bayer is not a buzz word dispenser. He is a common sense, action-oriented coach that will tell you how to get from where you are to where you want to be in every area of your life, whether it be personal, family, professional, spiritual or all of the above.
When you read Best Self, you'll understand that Coach Mike's formula puts the power of change in the hands of the individual. He encourages people to dig deep and ask themselves basic but important questions like: What do you really want? What are you afraid of? Who is holding you back? He challenges people to strive to live authentically. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to thrive in all areas of life.
I've been in sports my whole life, and every time something happens in sports, you get hurt you hurt your arm, or you hurt your leg they all get therapy for it, but nobody works on the most important muscle that there is, which is what’s behind your rib cage. Making my heart feel better is really what Coach Mike does best.