‘I went to the doctors with my mum and my sister, she had an ear infection, ….
…. 5 years later I came home’.
Michael Crossland is an extraordinary young man who has defied the odds of a life-threatening cancer to build a life of exceptional achievements. His first tell-all autobiography, released in January 2016, is now an international best seller across six different countries.
Michael is at the forefront of today’s new generation of inspirational speakers and speaks to a broad and diverse range of people across the globe, including corporations, businesses, schools /colleges and professional sporting groups. In the past 12 months, his total audience numbers both nationally and internationally exceed 270,000.
Diagnosed with an aggressive life threatening cancer before his first birthday, doctors told him school and sport were not options. However, despite spending nearly a quarter of his life in hospital, Michael has forged a highly successful career in the corporate world, represented Australia in his chosen sport and been presented with the Australia Day Ambassador role for seven consecutive years. He also runs a school and orphanage in Haiti.
Now an accomplished businessman, Australian of the Year finalist, National Ambassador for five different charities including Camp Quality, and international Hall of Fame inductee, Michael inspires people from all walks of life. His presentation is an interactive, extremely moving, emotional rollercoaster and is underpinned by the importance and power of courage, resilience, optimism and determination in achieving the impossible.
Michael captures and inspires audiences no matter what size and leaves them with an enlightened perspective on life. He has an absolute passion and belief in people’s ability to change direction, achieve success and become who they truly want to be.