Decades before sexual assault cases were on the cover of every major media publication, Mike Domitrz was being brought in by leading educational institutions, organizations of all sizes, and the U.S. military to help them pursue a new standard of consent and respect. With Mike being an internationally renown speaker, the author of 3 books and an award-winning DVD, you get one of the world’s leading influencers and thought-leaders on the topic of respect and consent.
You may have seen Mike on NBC Dateline as a featured subject matter expert or being quoted in global news publications. He is continuously being sought out for his proven track record of helping people shift their paradigm on respect and consent.
Why does Mike have such an intense passion and drive to share with people of all ages?
In 1989, he received a phone call that his sister had been raped. As he held the phone tightly to his ears, he simply could not believe what he was hearing. In the years following, Mike decided to make a difference. As he researched the issue of sexual assault and sexual intimacy, he constantly heard people of various backgrounds and demographics complaining that most sexual assault seminars were boring and depressing. Mike knew what needed to be done.
With his background in entertainment, he created a fun, interactive, and thought-provoking program that focused on why “asking first” and respecting the answer makes all the difference. His programs became known for providing participants specific “How To” skills they could and would want to implement immediately into their lives.
The Beginning of The Center for Respect
In 2003, Mike founded The Date Safe Project (now The Center for Respect) which conducts trainings for tens of thousands each year in middle schools, high schools, universities, military installations around the world, and for organizations of all sizes (corporations and associations).
Mike, along with the team at The Center for Respect, has created multiple educational resources including curriculum, a poster series, clothing to heighten awareness, an online training center, books, a DVD for parents, and more.
Caring & Engaging
Mike’s thoughtful, caring, and high energy approach combined with his incredible talent as a speaker enables him to connect with audiences of all ages in honest, unique conversations that are always built on creating positive behavioral transformation for each individual and the community as a whole.
As one of the most sought-after speakers, authors, and subject matter experts, each year Mike speaks in over 70 cities across the globe.