Chicago native Michael Fosberg, has spoken at nearly a thousand high schools, colleges, government agencies, corporations, law firms and not-for-profits over the past fifteen years, utilizing his award winning autobiographical story, told in the form of a one-man play, as an entry point for meaningful dialogues on race and identity.
His work with groups such as; The Boeing Company, United Way Worldwide, PNC Financial Services, and The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency is reshaping the way organizations talk about leadership, authenticity and inclusion.
Michael has been a frequent guest in the media speaking on these issues, and his latest book, Nobody Wants to Talk About It: Race, Identity and the Difficulties in Forging Meaningful Conversations offers readers seven important tools to engage in authentic dialogue. In 2011 he published his much lauded memoir, Incognito: An American Odyssey of Race and Self-Discovery.
He also launched a series of unique virtual e-learning programs using his play as the entry point for delving into uncomfortable conversations and, more recently, Incognito the Podcast – a deep dive into the variety of methods people use to collaborate inclusively.