‘Whatever you’re on, Michael, can I have some?!’ At the age of 58, and living with Parkinson’s Disease, Michael Bland won a kickboxing black belt. Now in his 60s, he is still an active kick boxer and tennis player, motivates groups and audiences as a conference speaker, runs training courses worldwide, advises corporate giants, coaches CEOs, lectures at leading universities, is the author of 15 books and lives life on after-burners!
‘The GKFO kickboxing Black Belt is one of the most physically and technically demanding sporting accomplishments that it is possible to achieve. Very few hard and fit young people reach this level and I would not previously have thought it possible for a 58 year-old with Parkinson’s to attain such a high grading. That was before I met Michael Bland. His dedication, skill and prodigious energy levels are an inspiration to all, and his Black Belt a demonstration that with the right mind-set and determination nothing is impossible.’ Cengiz C Dervis, 3-times world kickboxing champion.
Michael was an Army survival instructor before reaching the top of the public relations world as a consultant, trainer, and former corporate communications head of the Institute of Directors and Ford Motor Company Limited. He combines his skills as a world class communication consultant with a wealth of experience in human energy, natural healing, and meditation techniques to show people how to have more energy, reduce stress and get more fun and fulfilment from life, work, and relationships.
His talks are powerful, lively, funny, deeply thought provoking, infectious, and memorable, with fantastic feedback from audiences – of all types – all over the world.
- When it hits the fan! How to enhance your organization’s reputation and salvage it when hit by a crisis or issue. Michael is a world leading expert and speaker on Crisis and Issues Management.
- How bears sell more widgets! How to win people over with your words and messages. How to succeed with large and small audiences, customers, colleagues, partners – and media Rottweilers!
- Energy for Life! How to have more energy, reduce personal stress and get more enjoyment and fulfillment out of life, work and relationships.
- The creative spark! Techniques for tapping into and exploiting the creative genius in all of us.
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