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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WHY YOU’RE BOOKING HIM
- 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