Our students were engaged with Mike’s presentation and were constantly focused as he relayed his story. The honest and open anecdotes of his life experiences contained clear messages of resilience and optimism in the face of adversity. Our students took away with them amazing life lessons from an amazing, courageous person.
Mike delivers a powerful message of resilience, positivity, goal setting and hope, that is relevant to all students. He is an engaging speaker that is able to capture the attention of the students from the moment he is introduced. I highly recommend Mike for any year 7 to 12 program.
Mike articulated the message of resilience and the importance of self-belief very clearly. He was funny, serious, heart moving and engaging. Everybody in our audience identified with him and his presentation. We have had the feedback that this was the best presentation night in the last 9 years.
Thank you Mike for your willingness to support our Non-for-profit organisation (Whitelion) through one of our major fundraising charity events Eureka Climb Challenge. You are a very inspirational person and to have you as our Eureka Climb Ambassador means a lot to us and the kids/young people we support.
Mike Rolls presented his story to our students. His honesty and the determination to work against any odds was vividly obvious thorough out his interaction with the students. He completely engaged & inspired our students. His friendly manner encouraged our students to ask questions. The impact of his presentation lingered throughout the day.
Mike has an ability to captivate his audience with his unique story of guts, sheer determination and courage. It’s a testament to his strength of character.
Mike has been instrumental in the delivery of the Specialist Populations Program with the Professional Golfers Association in Victoria. This program gives professionals the tools to deliver specialist golf program's at their facilities.
Mike presented to our distribution team on the back of a full day. He really engaged the team and took them out of their everyday lives to hear about his incredible story, but more importantly, learn from it. Mike was extremely engaging and funny but really made us all reflect on what matters, how to handle change and take on new challenges. I would definitely recommend mike to any business, company or group to take people out of the day to day role and reflect on life and what you can achieve if you put your mind and body into it.
Your calm, humorous and understated approach engages those that you meet and belies the enormously strong and resilient person that you clearly are.
Your story brought many of us back to the reality that we are and we can be whatever we want to be. Faced with very significant challenges, you chose to fight to overcome them and you are pressing on to pursue your hopes and your dreams.
The random nature of the virus that struck you down made many of us think about the importance of living every day to the full and to thus avoid any future need for regret.
The family thread in your story was something that many of the team also commented on. Those with strong family ties questioned whether they appreciated their family enough; and a number of us who were more family distant were challenged to re-assess, re-connect and rebuild on some family relationships that we have let drift.
Another key message that we all took, was that of ”letting go of the baggage”. The manner in which you linked into that theme was the most confronting (positively) and emotional way I have ever seen it done. Many of us parents had “watery” eyes at that stage of your presentation.
As you can tell, our team took much from what you had to say. On behalf of the team I will summarise by saying we think you are living proof of the incredible power of the human spirit and the way that you approach life is a lesson for us all.
Mike is a fantastic speaker and everyone was enthralled by his story.
Mike’s warmth, authenticity and generosity was completely inspiring as he shared about how meningococcal meningitis impacted his life resulting in the loss of his legs.
Mike’s courage and humour in the face of these enormous challenges left us all with the message that we really are capable of so much more than we think and that from adversity lives possibility.
I appreciate your recommendation Amy and wanted you to know that Mike is a wonderful speaker and an extraordinary human being. It was a privilege to meet him
The students and staff were very responsive to Mike. He ensured he was meeting our needs and produced a presentation that was excellent. Our students were on the edge of their seats during the talk. Staff have all been extremely complimentary of Mike's presentation. We look forward to him talking to our Year 12's next year.
CPM recently asked Mike to present to our team of national client service professionals. Mike’s presentation really hit the mark with each and every member of the team learning to practice resilience, be curious and accept the challenges life sometimes serves up
Mike truly captured the full attention of everyone in the room with his motivating story of courage, belief and beating the impossible. Mike demonstrated what can be achieved with a positive mindset even when the toughest of challenges are faced. We can’t thank Mike enough for sharing his experience with our team by using his humour and honesty to communicate an extremely inspiring journey.