When Mike is talking with teachers and staff and he only has an hour, he wants to connect on several levels—personally, professionally and passionately. He is genuine and shares openly. Mike knows they’re concerned whether he knows anything at all worth sharing, and whether he can communicate with them in an effective enough way for them to grab what they want and share it with others. That is the passion exchange. Education, unlike any other profession, is driven by passion for making a difference in the lives of others. Mike’s presentations to educators are about revisiting those things that inspired them to get involved in education in the first place.