AS one of Australia’s most sought-after inspirational speakers, Michael Crossland has defied the odds of a life-threatening cancer to build his life of exceptional achievements.
And, he’ll have the opportunity to inspire a new legion of fans when he appears at St Joseph’s High School Aberdeen on May 1 from 6.15pm.
“We’re delighted to announce that Michael will be in the Upper Hunter next month,” Upper Hunter Community Services' Mel Atkinson said.
“His story through adversity and resilience is not to be missed.
“At times, it’ll be heart-wrenching.
“But, at the same time, he’ll bring you to tears with laughter.
“Michael provides the tools and the mindset to be resilient, optimistic, face your fears and to achieve goals and dreams that we may have once thought was unreachable.”
In the past 12 months, Mr Crossland has presented in front of more than 250,000 people around the globe.
His journey is also shared on many television programs including Fox Sports, MTV, ABC, Channel Seven and Nine networks, Full Potential TV, The Get Inspired Project, Inspire Me Today and countless radio shows throughout the world.
He truly is at the forefront of today’s new generation of inspirational speakers and along with the award-winning documentary on Australian Story about his remarkable life, with over 4 million viewers, he has released his first “tell all” autobiography, which is now a number one bestseller across six different countries.
Mr Crossland recently featured in a humanitarian documentary about the countless lives saved through his orphanage and school in Haiti.
He believes that the gift of giving can truly transform this world.
He also speaks to audiences no matter the size and inspires each individual to achieve ongoing positive change in their lives and understand the power of perspective.
“Michael is an expert in not only optimism and resilience, but walking the talk,” Mrs Atkinson said.
“His life has been filled with adversity and overwhelming odds, being told more than four times that he was going to die, yet has not let that get in the road of achieving unbelievable heights.
“His story is put simply an emotion roller coaster of courage, yet his message demonstrates the strength that one has within and demonstrates the choice we all have to continue living as a victim or to make a choice to take control make the change and become a navigator.”