Chase Mielke

Author. Speaker. Well-Being Expert.


Chase Mielke is an award-winning educator, writer, and speaker focusing on preventing teacher burnout and increasing student engagement.

He has been awarded multiple honors, including being a Michigan Teacher of the Year nominee and a Allegan County “Outstanding People for Education” recipient. For his work minimizing the achievement gap with at-risk high schoolers, his Positive Psychology program received a Michigan Association of School Administrator’s “Winner’s Circle Award.” The program teaches concepts of positive emotion, engagement, meaning, and accomplishment to hundreds of students each year, especially at-risk high schoolers. Consistently, students reduce failure rates by at least 50% each year.

In addition to modeling excellence as an educator, he is the best-selling author of The Burnout Cure: Learning to Love Teaching Again.

His writing has been featured on Educational Leadership, WeAreTeachers, Huffpost, Edutopia, and EdPost. His viral blog and video “What Students Really Need to Hear,” which has been viewed millions of times across the world to motivate students.

As an engaging, nationally recognized speaker, he has traveled across the nation and world to speak with students and educators on topics of resilience, mindset, applied neuroscience, and positive psychology.

Speaking & Workshops

 “Chase was able to get at the heart of change in his keynote speech. I don’t believe inspiring and motivating are strong enough words for the impact he truly had on everyone in attendance. All of the attendees were engaged and walked away ready to take on the challenges they face.”

-Cindy Schumacher, executive director, The Governor John Engler Center for Charter Schools at Central Michigan University

“Chase engaged our audience with meaningful stories to drive home the key messages of his presentation. The audience was both challenged and affirmed and his humor added a fun dimension to his keynote speech.  His credibility to speak about education is through the roof.  Chase is professional, collaborative, and a tremendous advocate for teachers and teaching.”

 -John S., Systems Change Conference Organizer, South Dakota

Virtual Staff Well-Being Support

Imagine starting your school day excited to step into your classroom.
Imagine knowing your day will have moments of stress, but knowing you can rise to the occasion.
Imagine feeling deep purpose for the work you do, knowing that every action you take positively
influences other lives.
This course will get you there.

“Chase Mielke’s profound and moving insights into the compassionate foundation of teaching will inspire those noble individuals we entrust with our children—teachers—to find passion and purpose. It is a must-read during these complex times.”

Dacher Keltner, author of Born to Be Good: The Science of a Powerful Life and The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence

“Mielke speaks with the heart of a teacher, the wisdom of an oracle, and the familiarity of a friend. Readers will find research-based methodologies aimed at creating fundamental shifts in attitude, understanding, and behavior. A just-in-time antidote for the exhaustion afflicting our nation’s teachers. An absolute must read!”

Weston Kieschnick, author of Bold School:
Old School Wisdom + New School Technologies = Blended Learning That Works