W. Mitchell

W. Mitchell

W Mitchell, is in high demand as an inspirational and motivational, keynote speaker is author of It's Not What Happens To You, It's What You Do About it

Speaker Categories: Physically Challenged | Inspirational | Physically Challenged | Motivational Business | Diversity, Inclusion

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It's Not What Happens to You, It's What You Do About It

As a young man, W Mitchell served as a US Marine and San Francisco cable-car gripman. His life suddenly changed due to two devastating accidents just four years apart: a blazing motorcycle accident and a paralyzing plane crash. Whether coping with devastating burns over 65% of his body or being sentenced to life in a wheelchair, Mitchell firmly held on to his feisty nature and quick wit. He was determined to maintain control, cope with the changes, and prosper.

Following his accidents, he became an internationally acclaimed mayor "who saved a mountain", a successful business man who put 1000ʼs of people to work, a congressional nominee from Colorado, and a highly respected environmentalist. He even continued his love of piloting airplanes and white water rafting.

His accomplishments have received recognition on Good Morning America, the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Time Magazine, USA Today, and many others. He has been a radio and television host, successful author, and the subject of a television special, "Super Humans." His life clearly illustrates his philosophy that "most limitations are self-imposed".

Today, as an international keynote speaker, Mitchell captivates and stuns audiences with his story and then calmly empowers them to accept challenges, embrace change and take action -- not only at work but in everyday life. His tenacity and credibility are indisputable as he so obviously lives his message.

Mitchell is the 2008 to 2009 president of the International Federation of Professional Speakers. Currently, he has offices in Colorado and Australia and lives in California and Hawaii. He truly is unstoppable.

It’s Not What Happens to You, It’s What You Do About It

With warmth and wisdom, W Mitchell recaps the precise moments that instantly erased and rewrote the course of his life. From a fiery motorcycle accident that left him burned over 65% of his body, to the airplane crash that took away his ability to walk, Mitchell steadily rebuilt his life. He learned to work through the painful challenges and the devastating losses. He found new ways of facing everyday challenges with courage, determination, and good humor. This seemingly hopeless story evolved into an amazing life of achievement that has inspired audiences throughout the world.

Mitchell reveals the core beliefs and proven strategies that lead to his personal and professional successes. He proves to audiences that setbacks can be transformed into new starting points and that we all must take responsibility for the changes in our life. Not only will he demonstrate what it takes, but he will provide the necessary tools that can be used to improve the quality of your unique situation.

Leading With Courage

The willingness to take responsibility is the mark of a leader. The person who recognizes that how we respond and how we choose to respond to a situation, serves as a powerful example for the organization. Showing courage is what W Mitchell's life is all about. By being someone who has not let life's detours determine his course, Mitchell is highly regarded as a leader in business, government and in non-profits. He demonstrates by his life and through his conversations with audiences, the power of choosing your responses. People come away with new insights and tools to help lead others.

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