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Mike Schlappi

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About Mike Schlappi - Four-time Paralympic Medal Winner, Inspiring Speaker:

Mike Schlappi, four-time Paralympic medal winner and two-time World Champion has proven that just because you can't stand up, doesn't mean you can't stand out. He was honored by the state of Utah as one of its Top 50 athletes of the past century. The American Medical Association awarded Mike with their Special People Award for a video produced about Mike's life.

Mike earned his Bachelors Degree from Brigham Young University and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University. As the President of Mike Schlappi Communications and a professional Speaker, his presentations have inspired thousands of audiences to adapt and overcome. He is an author who has written and published two books about success and motivation.

Mike served on the Board of Trustees for the 2002 Olympic games in Salt Lake City. He said organizing the games and carrying the Olympic torch as it entered Utah were equally as rewarding as participating in the games as an athlete. Mitt Romney the President and CEO of the 2002 Olympic games said, 'Mike's accomplishments remind each of us of the power of the human spirit to rise above all adversity. Mike truly walks his talk as he verbally and visually inspires everyone to light the fire within.'

Some of Mike's most requested industries are:

Financial Institutions - Mike has his life, health and securities licenses. He has served as a managing partner in a financial planning firm, and has his MBA from Arizona State University giving him credibility in the financial industry. He has had much success inspiring and motivating sales forces and support personnel within these organizations.

Healthcare - Mike has a background in Healthcare - His personal experiences with nurses, doctors and therapists not only saved his life, but also pointed him to a career in healthcare. He served as the Director of Rehabilitation for Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City for 10 years, giving him credibility with audiences in the healthcare arena.

Corporations - Mike's message is a perfect fit for both large and small corporations who are forced to make changes to adapt and thrive in today's shifting world. Through entertaining and personal stories, Mike teaches: If you resist change - you fail. If you accept change - you survive. If you create change - you succeed!

Safety - Mike's story is a moving and powerful example of the importance of safety. At the age of 15 Mike was shot in the chest, by a friend, at point blank range; paralyzing 2/3 of his body. Mike faces challenges daily because of the split second decision that was made in regards to safety or the lack thereof. His compelling message changes the way people think about carelessness and the magnitude of their decisions in the work place.

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What Mike Schlappi Talks About:

If You Can't Stand Up, Stand Out
Lying on a bed paralyzed, with a bullet hole in his chest, Mike 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 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. He 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 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 he "walks the talk" (or rolls the scroll).

#1 With a Bullet
Mike's entertaining and inspiring story motivates people to become better. Better spouses, better employees, better friends, better parents - you get the picture. His theory is: When we resist change we fail. When we accept change, we survive. When we create change, we succeed. Mike's keynote; #1 With a Bullet offers vision to what we can become.

Your People are your Greatest Asset, Invest in Them
Mike knows that the most important part of any meeting or organization is the people. Whether speaking to a global financial corporation or a local credit union, he has seen their results change when the beliefs of their people change. He 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!

Attitude Therapy: Rx for the Healthcare Industry
Mike's personal experiences with nurses, doctors and therapists not only saved his life, but also pointed him to a career in healthcare. He served as the Director of Rehabilitation for Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City for 10 years, giving him credibility with audiences in the healthcare arena.

A Bulletproof Mindset is no accident
Mike Schlappi's story is a moving and powerful example of the importance of safety. At the age of 15 Mike was shot in the chest, by a friend, at point blank range; paralyzing 2/3 of his body. Mike faces challenges daily because of the split second decision that was made in regards to safety or the lack of. His compelling, motivating and inspiring message changes the way people think about carelessness and the magnitude of their decisions.

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Your keynote speech was extremely well received. In fact, you were listed as "the best part of the conference." That, coupled with the standing ovation my clients gave you, speaks volumes about how well the program went.

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