Michael’s Keynote Talks:
Whilst Michael’s talks are always individually crafted around different client objectives and by default different themes, his talks are laced with anecdotes from his polar achievements (including life lessons) and insights from his own life experiences are used to reinforce key business messages – Michael also takes time to actually speak to and learn about an organisation as part of the briefing process which underpins his own research and presentation preparation – this is one of Michael’s key points of difference and something that clients value greatly.
Charity & Achievements:
Michael also used his Arctic adventures as a launch pad for The Muscle Help Foundation, a small multi-award winning charity with national reach that delivers highly-personalised experiences, known as Muscle Dreams, for children and young people with MD. Michael is affectionately known as the Chief Muscle Warrior; he is a Founder and the CEO.
The charity has delivered more than 250 transformational Muscle Dreams, helping children realise cherished ambitions, including interviewing Al Pacino, training with the England football team and hanging out with Lewis Hamilton. MHF’s profile is growing and in 2015, the charity was named the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team’s official Charity Partner for 2015/16.
Michael’s work was recognised in the Queen’s Speech 2004 when Her Majesty praised his “contribution to national life”.
In 2005, Michael received the prestigious Business Traveller of the Year Award presented to him by Kate Adie in Dubai.
He was also a Paralympic Torchbearer in 2012 and most recently, he was named (for the second year) as one of the most influential disabled people in Britain, featuring in the Power 100 2017.