Michael Hingson

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Michael Hingson (San Francisco Bay, CA)

#1 New York Times bestselling author of Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog and the Triumph of Trust Zero and the upcoming Running with Roselle



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  • Born blind, he survived the 9/11 attacks by escaping Tower One with the help of his guide dog, Roselle – his life experiences make him uniquely qualified to inspire and teach others about life.
  • Michael’s first book, Thunder Dog, tells the tale of the trust and teamwork he had with guide dog Roselle and the story of their escape from the World Trade Center; uses his story to explore broader life lessons and experiences from his life.
  • Attended the University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine) where he graduated with honors and received a Masters degree in physics; earned a secondary teaching credential from UC Irvine’s School of Teaching and Education.
  • During his studies, he attained the rank of Eagle Scout and was inducted into the Order of the Arrow, where he rose to the highest honor a Boy Scout can receive, known as a Vigil.
  • Has had a successful 35-year sales career, first in high-tech and now is selling attitudes and the adventure of life.
  • From the day he received his first guide dog at 14-years-old, Michael has been developing and fostering skills in leadership, trust, teamwork, adaptation and more – all skills which he was able to apply to the corporate world and as a professional speaker for the past 12 years.


  • Can speak to leadership, teamwork, trust, inclusion, public speaking, disabilities, survival, change and much more.
  • Chairman of the Marin County Senior Coordinating Council.
  • Social advocate for change concerning disabilities through his involvement with the National Federation of the Blind.


  • Leadership 101: How to help others see their strengths, skills and abilities and bring those out to accomplish tasks and achieve success
  • Trust in Teamwork: How to be open to trust and motivate others to communicate and inspire teamwork
  • Creating trust and developing relationships to enrich your life
  • Moving beyond diversity and into a life of inclusion: educating people about blindness and other disabilities
  • Lessons from 9/11 and how he adapted in a time of great uncertainty
  • Disability advocacy and why the world needs to adjust its views of disabilities
  • The Perception of Change: how to control your views and response to life changes

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