Dr Michael Paterson OBE is a motivational speaker who gives presentations regularly to audiences ranging in size from half a dozen to several hundred. He uses his incredible experiences to educate, inspire and motivate those he speaks to.
As his testimonials show, Michael delivers eloquently his extraordinary story of challenge and change in the face of extreme personal adversity. He has consistently demonstrated his ability to engage with different audiences to share his knowledge and humour on a range of topics. These include: ‘Challenged and Changed’, ‘How to Manage Stress’, ‘Psychological Trauma in the Workplace’, ‘Dealing With Difficult People’, ‘What Holds People Back in Life’, ‘Creating Behavioural Change’, and ‘How to Achieve Success’.
The list of topics is not exhaustive. As a keynote speaker, Michael can access his doctoral level knowledge of psychology to give a down-to-earth bespoke presentation for your organisation.
“Michael’s talks are highly engaging, tailored to the audience, and laced with his Northern Irish wit.”
“Michael doesn’t just tell you his story: he shares his experience. He doesn’t lecture you: he helps you to find answers.”
“Michael’s descriptions of how he coped with life-changing and unexpected trauma, and emerged stronger, are a real tonic for his audience”.
As a motivational speaker, Michael encourages audiences to feel part of the presentation, interacting with them throughout, and helps people feel at ease when asking questions. He succeeds in leaving his audiences with new learning, having a sense of satisfaction, and also feeling uplifted, motivated and inspired.
“This man is a one-person ‘encouragement’ specialist. His detailed understanding of psychology, and the nature of the human spirit, underline his own experience and validate his speaking”.
“If you need an example of someone who felt they wouldn’t succeed, and yet who has inspired more people than he will ever know, Michael Paterson is that person”
“Don’t focus on what you cannot do. Listen to Michael and imagine the possibilities. Then open the door, and just go forward, one step at a time.”