Michael Crossland

Michael has been a fighter since birth, defying the odds of surviving not only a rare form of life-threatening cancer, but being the sole survivor of a horrific cancer drug trial. His battle continues to this very day, having spent nearly ¼ of his life in hospital. Michael is a true fighter, and despite only being told what he could not do, he continually shows the world absolutely everything that he can accomplish.

A businessman and elite sportsman, Michael is at the forefront of today’s new generation of inspirational speakers and is one the most in demand and highly respected speakers in Australia.

After releasing his first ‘tell all’ autobiography in 2016, he is now a number 1 bestselling author across 6 different countries.
Raw, real and truly life changing, Michael’s story will undoubtedly bring a tear to your eye and a smile to your heart, as he teaches the keys to success, the importance of embracing change and the mindset needed to achieve your goals. Once you hear him speak, you will have a renewed perspective on life (and you’ll discover that you have little to complain about ever again).

As seen on Sunrise, Studio 10, Daily Edition, Australian Stories, MTV, Fox Sports News to name just a few, Michael Crossland is a businessman, elite Australian representative sportsman, Queens Baton bearer for the Commonwealth Games and one of Australia’s most in-demand keynote speakers.

He is a best-selling author across 6 different countries and with his charity work, runs an orphanage and school in Haiti. He will no doubt help shift your mindset, instill perspective but also leave you with powerful tools that will assist in both your personal and profession lives.

Highly in demand, Michael has shared the stage with the likes of Sir Richard Branson & the Dalai Lama, & a recent video of him speaking in Los Angeles been viewed by more than 87 million people.




Power of Perspective (75min)

Michael will share his remarkably inspiring story of overcoming extreme adversity to achieve incredible outcomes in both his personal and professional life.

His story will undoubtedly bring a tear to your eye and a smile to your heart, but above all will teach you the importance of embracing change, how to master the gift of giving, the importance of perspective, resilience and courage, defining success and the mindset needed to achieve your dreams. A presentation not to be missed.

Team-work, Accountability and Mindfulness (90 min)

Michael will share many tools and techniques to silence the mind, take back control of our thoughts, set positive and structured daily routines, having the courage and resilience to back yourself, along with helping to delve deep into the way our body and brain connect with our language.

This session will also have a component of high energy, fun and laughter with team building activities that assist with embracing change, winning as a team, the importance of communication as well as accountability to implement learnings along with a short mindfulness reset session.


Michael is such an inspiration – his story captured us all and the response from all at the Conference has been amazing. The feedback from Michael’s session, from everyone at the Conference has been amazing – I have never had one speaker have such an impact at a Conference.
– First State Super

Michael has an amazing story with some very important messages for the audience. He presents extremely well and was the most popular presenter we had at the two day conference.
– NAB Wealth

Finished with a standing ovation. Truly one of the most inspiring and entertaining speakers I’ve seen.

Words escape me to truly express my thanks for the amazing journey you took us all on today as the keynote speaker at the HR Teams event in Sydney and the roller coast ride of emotions you evoked in us all.
– Amanda McKernan – Director International HR Director Forum CEO – Forum Group

Thank you for sharing your inspiring, yet very personal, story at our company Kick Start event earlier this year. From business to sport you reminded us that in life anything we set our mind to we can accomplish successfully. You are a true inspiration to us all.
– John McGrath – Chief Executive Officer – McGrath Estate Agents