As one of Australia’s most sought-after inspirational speakers, Michael Crossland (#1 International Best Selling Author) has defied the odds of a life-threatening cancer to build his life of exceptional achievements.
He is a regular inspirational speaker for corporations, schools, professional sporting organisations and universities throughout the world. Michael has presented in front of over 250,000 people around the globe.
His journey has been shared on many TV programs, including Fox Sports, ABC, Channel Seven & Nine networks, Full Potential TV, The Get Inspired Project, Inspire Me Today program and countless radio shows throughout America, Fiji and Australia. Along with his award-winning program about his life onAustralian Stories, Michael has also recently featured in a humanitarian documentary about the countless lives saved through his orphanage and school in Haiti that he is involved with. Diagnosed before his first birthday and spending over ¼ of his life in hospital, doctors told him school and sport were not options. Infection and fatigue were too great a risk, and reaching his teenage years would be a miracle. 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.
But he had a dream and an undying determination to achieve the impossible, irrespective of the size of the obstacles that lay ahead. Now, an accomplished businessman, National Ambassador for Camp Quality, Australian of the Year finalist, Australia Day Ambassador and International Hall of Fame inductee, Michael inspires people from all walks of life. There is no doubt he has a heart for giving and a skill to engage people from all walks of life.
He has gone from being one of the youngest State Development Managers for one of the largest companies in the world, to running five banks, then left his finance career to follow his dreams in making a global impact, and he certainly has done that! Michael’s story “Field of Dreams” was documented on Australian Story, ABC TV television. Through this documentary, his message touched the hearts of a nation, with his story of how he overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to achieve success in both his personal and professional life.