W Mitchell

W Mitchell

World Renowned Inspirational Speaker

W Mitchell is truly unstoppable. Having overcome two life-threatening and life-changing accidents just four years apart―the first a fiery motorcycle accident that left him disfigured and missing almost ten fingers, and the second a tragic airplane crash that left him a paraplegic―Mitchell’s extraordinary message about overcoming adversity, gathering courage and rallying determination has uplifted more than 30 million people around the world, inspiring audiences to shed self-imposed baggage and obstacles that prevent them from achieving their goals.

As a young man, Mitchell served as a US Marine and San Francisco cable-car grip-man. Following his accidents, he became an internationally acclaimed mayor; a successful business man who put thousands of people to work; a congressional nominee; and a highly respected environmentalist. He is also the author of the book, It’s Not What Happens to You, It’s What You Do about It.

His accomplishments have received recognition on Good Morning America, The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Time magazine, USA Today, and many others, and he was the subject of a television special, Super Humans.

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.

  • Put yourself and others back in charge.
  • Be empowered to take action based on Mitchell’s compelling examples.
  • Understand that most limitations are self imposed and it’s time to move past them.
  • Learn to take responsibility for change and master adversity.
  • Learn to think and act creatively.
  • Gain a new perspective on seemingly impossible situations. ·Feel the joy of living at your best regardless of the challenges.
  • Experience a renewal of both mind and spirit and be inspired to achieve greatness.

Leadership: 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.

Other programs considerations...

General topic areas that can be emphasized within his speech include change, leadership, challenges, adversity, attitude, success, empowerment, burnout…and so much more. Mitchell will work closely with your group to design a presentation that meets your precise needs and fits the theme of your meeting.