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W Mitchell

Triumphant victor of two devastating accidents who proves that unexpected changes can become exciting new starting points.

W. Mitchell is the triumphant victor of two devastating accidents who inspires others to take responsibility for the unexpected challenges that occur at work and throughout life. With tremendous patience and determination, he want on to achieve national and international success.

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Arvada, Colorado, USA

Presentations

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.

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.

Summary Profile

W Mitchell is the triumphant victor of two devastating accidents.  Today, as an award winning keynote speaker, he inspires others to take responsibility for the unexpected challenges that occur at work and throughout life. Learn how to embrace the power behind CHOICES – RESPONSIBILITY – PERSPECTIVE  FOCUS from a man who went on to achieve national and international successes.

As a young man, Mitchell’s was in a blazing motorcycle accident that burned 65% of his body. Then, four years later, he was sentenced to life in a wheelchair following an airplane crash. Throughout the recovery process, he firmly held on to his feisty nature and quick wit. He was determined to maintain control, cope with the countless changes and prosper. Through hard-earned wisdom and determination, he allowed “change” to become a positive force towards facing the impossible. “It’s not what happens to you. It’s what you do about it.” His seemingly hopeless story evolved into an amazing life of achievement that has inspired audiences throughout the world.

Following his accidents, Mitchell became an internationally acclaimed mayor “who saved a mountain”, a successful businessman who put 1000’s of people to work, a congressional nominee from Colorado, and a respected environmentalist and conservationist who repeatedly testified before Congress. 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 and countless magazines. He is a successful author and was the subject of a recent television special, Super Humans. His life clearly illustrates his philosophy that “most limitations are self-imposed”.

Today, as an international keynote speaker, Mitchell captivates 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. No one goes away unaffected as Mitchell proves that unexpected changes can become exciting new starting points.

Mitchell tells audiences, “Before I was paralyzed there were 10,000 things I could do. Now there are 9,000. I can either dwell on the 1,000 I’ve lost or focus on the 9,000 I have left.” Former President Bill Clinton recently told a group of people in Toronto that he thinks about W Mitchell’s message every week.

Mitchell shares his unforgettable story and proven strategies with corporations and associations throughout the world, including multiple visits to the White House, Canada, South Africa, China, Singapore, New Zealand, Dubai, Australia and Europe. He served as president of the Global Speakers Federation and traveled extensively throughout the world. He truly is unstoppable!