Mike Schwager began his communications career as a writer for CBS Audience Services in New York. He then entered the public relations arena as a media specialist for Burson-Marsteller, the large New York-based public relations firm, followed by six years as president and creative director of Michael Klepper Associates in New York. At “MKA” Mr. Schwager directed award-winning public relations activities for The Exhibition of the People’s Republic of China (China’s first trade and cultural exhibition in the USA), and the One Year Countdown to the Louisiana World’s Fair, arranging for extensive live-remote coverage by NBC’s The Today Show.
Mike launched his own agency, The Media Relations Group, which he ran for ten years, representing such clients as Kelloggs; Magazine Publishers of America; ABC/Capital Cities Publishing; World Vision, the international relief and development agency; United Negro College Fund; IBM; Tadiran, the Israeli electronics communications company; the United States-Mexican Development Corporation; and authors like Harvey Mackay (he made Mr. Mackay’s book, Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive, a mega-bestseller).
From 1995 to present, Mike Schwager has been president of Worldlink Media Consultants representing Opportunity International, the global microfinance organization, which he literally put on the media map for the first time in its 30+ year history; CURE International, establishing teaching hospitals for disabled children in developing countries; Geneva Global, an advisory service that manages international philanthropy for individuals and foundations; First Star, a children's legal advocacy group; The John Templeton Foundation, exploring the connection between science and spirituality; KidsPeace, the National Center for Youth Overcoming Crises; and books on behalf of Rodale Press, including The Hidden Pope by Darcy O’Brien. Mike arranged front-page New York Times coverage for this book.
Most recently, Mike promoted a book on leadership by Dr. Cleve Stevens, entitled, "The BEST In Us: People, Profit and the Remaking of Modern Leadership" (www.TheBestInUsbook.com) and a book on entrepreneurship by entrepreneurial mentor and author Jack Nadel entitled, "The Evolution of an Entrepreneur: Featuring 50 of My Best Tips for Surviving and Thriving in Business" (www.JackNadel.com).
For six years, Mike Schwager was host of his own public affairs radio program in New York City called Mike Talk on WOR Radio.
In 2008, Mike became Founder/Editor-in-Chief of www.Enrichment.com, a spiritual, human potential and humanitarian site. He is also host of an Internet radio show, The Enrichment Hour, on Sedona Talk Radio and WSRadio (dot) com.
In 2013, Mike launched a spiritual/humanitarian/human potential blog entitled,www.EnrichOurWorld.net. Comments and Guest Commentaries are welcome.
Mr. Schwager is a writer of speeches and Op-Ed pieces; a publicist; a media interview and crisis trainer; a consultant in reputation repair; a radio talk show host; editor-in-chief of Enrichment.com; and editor of EnrichOurWorld.net. Mike is currently based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.