2015 GKIS Keynote Speaker Spotlight: Michael Crossland

Crossland, Michael Nov 12 High Res.jpgGolden Key is thrilled to have two remarkable people as our keynote speakers at the 2015 International Summit in Surfers Paradise, Australia.  Our speaker at the Opening Session is Michael Crossland.

Michael Crossland is an extraordinary young man who has endured almost seven years of his life in hospitals. He has defied the overwhelming odds of life threatening cancer, 3rd degree burns to nearly his entire body and a severe heart attack all before his 13th birthday. An accomplished businessman and an elite baseball player, he’s built a life of exceptional achievements. His inspirational story of overcoming adversity ‘one smile at a time’ is pertinent to us all in the workplace, community and our lifestyle choices. A natural communicator and dynamic speaker, Michael moves, motivates and entertains his audiences. His love of life and approach to living it to the fullest with an attitude of humility and determination is infectious. Michael is at the forefront of today’s new generation of inspirational speakers.

Diagnosed with aggressive life threatening cancer before his first birthday doctors told him school and sport were not options. Infection and fatigue were too great a risk. His only wish was to lead a normal life and be able to do all the things that other kids took for granted every day.

Now, an accomplished businessman, Australian of the Year finalist, Australia Day Ambassador, Camp Quality Ambassador and international hall of fame inductee, Michael inspires many people from all walks of life with his story and inspiration of believing in yourself and achieving the impossible dreams. Michael has an absolute passion and belief in people’s ability to change direction and become who they truly want to be and achieve success.

As one of Australia’s most sought after inspirational speakers Michael has defied the odds of a life threatening cancer to build his life of exceptional achievements. Along with his award winning program about his life on Australian Stories, Michael was recently featured in a humanitarian documentary about the countless lives saved through his orphanage and school in Haiti.

We’re excited to have Michael help us officially kick off International Summit this July! Find out more about the International Summit at www.is.gd/summit15.

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