Lying on a bed paralyzed, with a bullet hole in his chest, Mike Schlappi promised that if he survived, he would share his unique story all over the world and help as many people as he could. This is happening!
Mike Schlappi knows that the most important part of any meeting or organization is the people. Whether speaking to a global financial corporation or a community medical facility, he has seen their results change when the beliefs of their people change. Mike Schlappi inspires real people, with real problems, to respond differently; teaching that attitude is not a mood, but a position we take regardless of circumstances. That is his specialty!
Obviously Mike Schlappi has had a few challenges in his life. But he also has a few Olympic gold medals, a few college degrees, has written a few books, runs a few successful businesses, has a few passions and has a few kids (five to be exact). This is all possible because Mike Schlappi “walks the talk” (or rolls the scroll).
Mike’s Professional Credentials: Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) from the National Speakers Association – A designation awarded to less than 3% of professional speakers; Member of the Board of Trustees for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City; Author of three inspirational books, “Shot happens”, “Bulletproof Principles for Personal Success” and “Motivational Leaders”; Life story featured in the award winning video, “If You Can’t Stand Up, Stand Out”; Founder and director of the Wheelchair Sports Foundation, providing sports and recreation opportunities for disabled athletes.
Mike’s awards and recognitions: American Medical Association’s Special People Award; SGMA (Sporting Goods Manufacturer of America) Heroes Award; Eagle Scout; Utah State Victory Award Recipient; Captain James E. Ure Sportsmanship Award; Golden Key Athlete of the Year Award; NWBA – Hall of Fame