As a leading inspirational speaker, record-breaking polar adventurer, multi award-winning charity founder and disability role model,... Read More
As a leading inspirational speaker, record-breaking polar adventurer, multi award-winning charity founder and disability role model, Michael McGrath is a catalyst for real and lasting change in the organisations he works with. His extraordinary ability to engage emotionally and intellectually with audiences from business and education will inspire, motivate and transform the way people think and act.
NAMED AS ONE OF BRITAIN’S MOST INFLUENTIAL DISABLED PEOPLE POWER 100, 2016
Characterised by his energy, charisma and motivation, Michael can unleash potential, stimulating organisational success, inspiring and moving people to a place of action.
After being diagnosed with the muscle wasting disease Muscular Dystrophy (MD) aged just 18yrs in 1984, Michael made history 20 years later by becoming the first disabled person to lead expeditions to the North and South Poles.
The journey gave rise to a new life plan, inspiring Michael to embark on a career as an internationally recognised motivational business speaker. He has built an enviable list of clients, providing carefully tailored speeches for organisations including Virgin, PwC, Shell and the NHS.
Leadership, courage and trust combined with resolute self-belief, confidence, teamwork and a singularly focused obsession towards achieving desired outcomes were critical success factors – Michael draws on these experiences, giving wider business and life lessons.
Michael also used his Arctic adventures as a launch pad for The Muscle Help Foundation (MHF), a unique multi-award winning national family charity that delivers transformational experiences in the UK, known as Muscle Dreams.