Michael H. Forde has been intentional about every step of his life. He is a doctoral student with a master’s degree in public health at the age of 26. Getting on the train early enough has helped him gain clarity on the things that truly matter, which is for everyone to live a life filled with positivity. Forde has worked as a health communications specialist in both local and national communities. He is a health communications specialist at the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health, led by the renowned Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Forde comes from Brooklyn, New York, and has a bachelor’s degree in health science, which he obtained when he was 19. He got his master’s degree at the age of 22 and is currently a doctoral student at 26 years old. His educational timeline has been impressive, which is why he is committed to motivating others to adopt a doer mindset to make the necessary changes to improve their lives.
He has set on a personal mission of spreading positive health and well-being messages, and he is doing that on his social media pages with combined followers of more than 200,000. He wrote the book, “Success Begins From Where You Are!” and his impact continues to reach many people via social media. In his words, “I am a public health professional that wants to make the world a better place. And with over 4.57 billion people using the internet, I think online is a good place to start.”
Forde has been named as one of the fastest-growing positivity influencers on social media. He is also a beneficiary of the Gates Millennium Scholarship and an ambassador for the National College Resources Foundation. His work has earned him some recognition, and that’s enough to keep pushing him to do more. His daily motivational quotes and heart-warming videos bring a fresh breath to social media, where many people project negativity.
Forde makes his impacts online and offline, but he has a stronger impact online, and the world as we have today has become a village, thanks to the internet. He focuses on health, especially mental health as he works daily to shift mindsets, empower and inspire minds through his inspirational content, and provide tips to live healthily.
His target audience cuts across all age groups because he believes it’s never too late for anyone to take charge of their life. Everyone deserves a stress-free, happy and fulfilling life; thus, anyone looking for ways to achieve those will benefit from Forde. In his words, “My purpose is to spread love and messages of hope, encouragement, and inspiration. Whether this is through the lens of public health or social media, I am constantly making sure that the best change can happen from the best messages of power. Additionally, I am 26 years old – I’m not waiting until I’m 34 or 40 to decide that I want to become an author to share words of hope and wisdom. I want to make sure that I use my purpose to help others find theirs.”
He aims to combine his public health expertise with his influence on social media to help people maximize their potentials. The most paramount of his five-year goals is to write at least two more books and amplify his message to a global audience.