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Michael McGrath

Michael McGrath

Diversity Specialist, disABILITY Champion, Polar Adventurer, Motivator

About Michael McGrath

- Only disabled person in the world to have reached both North and South Poles
- Sir Richard Branson, Chairman of the Virgin Group said "Michael is an inspiration"
- Recognised by HRH Queen Elizabeth II in Christmas Day Buckingham Palace TV broadcast

Michael's remarkable life story is one of consistently overcoming incredible odds. British born with a cocktail of Irish and Brazilian blood and educated by the Jesuits, Michael describes himself as the black sheep of his family, a catalyst for ...

Michael's can-do presentation . . . was inspirational--in particular, he really brought life to the commercial imperatives of the diversity agenda--contributing significantly to the overall success of the event.

Alastair Camp, MD, Medium Business & Agriculture, UK Banking - Barclays PLC

His strong message of the powerful benefits to be gained by connecting with people was very well received; this will continue to add value for years to come in our internal relationships, with our clients and with our customers.

Paul Kirk, Group Managing Director - Carillion Transport

Superb presentation. . . . keeping a lively audience like our Senior Managers & Executive captivated for 45 minutes is no mean feat! Feedback was overwhelmingly positive, illustrated in part by the standing ovation.

Wolfgang M. Neumann, Area President - Hilton Hotels UK & Ireland

Michael is an inspiration. He has a thoroughly positive outlook for somebody facing such adversities.

Sir Richard Branson, Chairman - Virgin Group

He speaks with great eloquence and inspires the listeners to want to do more with their lives rather than just sit there and listen to a great adventure. He developed a real "can do" attitude in many of his listeners.

Helene Bard, Director Global Mobility EMEA - Nortel Networks

It was obvious from the outset that Michael possessed the grit and determination to succeed . . . the presentation he gave to our Board of Directors and Senior Management in sharing both the excitement and hardships of his trip confirmed our expectations.

John Simpson, Chief Executive - The Mayflower Corporation plc
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