All of Michael’s speeches can be adapted to last from 20-60 minutes, depending on your events schedule and needs.
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A sensitization program for people of all ages. Fear of the unfamiliar leads people to exclude people with disabilities. By sharing with his audience his experiences of growing up with a disability, Michael shows his audience that while people with disabilities may have certain challenges and do things slightly differently, they are really not that different after all.
It’s What’s Left That Counts
At the War Amps of Canada’s CHAMP (Child Amputee Program) seminars, CHAMP founder Cliff Chadderton always told participants that it was not what the child was misisng that matters, but what they had left that counts. While this would be great advice for anyone (i.e. focusing on their strengths and skills instead of their challenges), Michael has used these words to develop his talk to parents of children with disabilities, as well as people with disabilities themselves or facing other health challenges, in order to encourage them to still live their life to the fullest.
“I heard Michael speak at our Ottawa Pulmonary Hypertension Support group. The Ottawa Chapter held an event to raise awareness for PH at the Heart Institute. I was impressed by his presence and his willingness and openess to share his disability with us. He not only spoke on what it was like to be disabled, but also on our attitude and focus on how to handle our disability as an opportunity for learning and growing. He was open to comments, questions and suggestions from the patients,caregivers and families.” – C. Smith, member of Ottawa Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group
We All Face Challenges in Life…Mine Just Get me Better Parking Spots
Multiple Congenital Musculoskeletal Abnormalities. Try saying that 10 times fast. Better yet…try living with it. Too often, people allow the obstacles they run into in life stop them in their tracks. Be it around, over, under or through it, Michael has always found a way to get through obstacles to reach his goals.
Based on his 2012 one man show at the Montreal Fringe Festival called Conquer Your Mountains, Michael gives a comedic look at his experiences growing up with a disability to inspire others to conquer their own challenges. Invite Michael today to come inspire your organization or team to conquer their challenges…and excel to the fullest of their abilities.
Michael speaks at TedX Westmount, an independently organized TED Talk in Westmount, Quebec.