$15,001 to $25,000
TRAVELS FROM: California

No videos listed.


  • It's Not What Happens to You, It's What You Do About It
  • Leading With Courage
  • When Life Sends You Challenges


Change | Inspiration | Motivation


W Mitchell, who prefers to be called just "Mitchell," has told his story about overcoming seemingly insurmountable disaster to millions of people around the globe, including Parade Magazine, Time Magazine, USA Today, Good Morning America, The Today Show and Maury Povich.

Having overcome two life-threatening and life-changing accidents, the first a fiery motorcycle accident and the second an airplane crash, W Mitchell says, "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." His remarkable message inspires audiences to shed self-imposed baggage and obstacles that prevent them from achieving their goals.

The title of W Mitchell's book is also his philosophy on life, It's Not What Happens to You...It's What You do About It. This expert on taking responsibility for change shows audiences how to gain perspective, how to cope, and how to prosper with personal and professional change.

W Mitchell speaks about the battles and the victories of life: co-founding a metal casting company that put thousands of people to work, his election as mayor and being a congressional nominee, a fiery motorcycle accident that left him burned over 65% of his body, and the airplane crash that took away his ability to walk. W Mitchell speaks with passion about the human spirit, focusing on the positives of change, taking responsibility, and the proven result...himself.

Across the globe, from the Indian Ocean to Indiana, from presidents to parliaments and from non-profits to multinational giants, audiences herald his thought-provoking words about perseverance and becoming more than just a survivor. W Mitchell has spoken to audiences in Africa, Asia, Australia, and Alabama, and for corporations, companies, conferences, and clubs. He opens participant's minds with stories and anecdotes, as he speaks with enthusiasm and tells his own poignant story.

The former Marine also worked as a gripman on the San Francisco cable cars, and was twice elected mayor of Crested Butte, Colorado, where he won worldwide recognition as "The Mayor Who Saved a Mountain." W Mitchell has been inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame and awarded the Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE), which is the pinnacle of recognition in platform speaking. W Mitchell earned an executive masters in Public Administration from the University of Colorado, and has offices in Colorado and Australia, and lives in California and Hawaii.

BOOKS    Search For A Book

  • It's Not What Happens to You, It's What You Do About It
  • The Man Who Would Not Be Defeated

Live chat by BoldChat
My Favorite Speakers

Similar Speaker

John Maxwell
As a cutting-edge entrepreneur, best-selling author, and dynamic speaker, John C. Maxwell, Ph.D. has cultivated an extensive following among the most highly respected and influential business leaders across the globe. Reaching more than 350,000

Ian Percy
Few speakers unite and ignite an audience like Ian Percy. His ability to blend depth of insight with uplifting inspiration is unmatched. That’s why Successful Meetings magazine declared him “One of the top 21 speakers for the 21st

Rory Aplanalp
Packed with take-home value, Rory Aplanalp has the unique ability to relate to and inspire your audience. A professional speaker with well over 6,000 paid presentations to his credit, he has positively impacted the lives of in excess of

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

World's Greatest Living Explorer (Guinness Book of Records)

"Look for a Brave Spirit" is the Fiennes family motto. A thousand years of courageous and resourceful ancestors, traceable directly to Charlemagne, live on in Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes Bt (Baronet.)


The luxury christian louboutin schuhe can make you perfect in your life. I just like Christian Louboutin Schuhe.

Also, while I simply cannot justify the purchase of replica watches based on its complications alone (I'm long past that excuse), a second time zone has become something that I actually use. But would I take these Replica Watches anywhere or is it too ostentatious?

The achievements of rolex replica watches in Swiss Fake Rolex Watchmaking are the fruit of a constantly innovative approach at the service of highly distinctive aesthetics. You should know men always like watches. They will cost much for fake watches. Sometimes men also like best replica watches in fact. And sometimes you may need replica watches when you went out. The luxury replica watches can make you perfect in your life. I just like Replica Watches for some reasons! Their freedom and importance have enabled the representation of time with replica watches market. The pieces that adhere to the replica watches uk highest standards.You may like designer replica watches online. They are high quality replica watches to men. Its past as an inventor has given rise to a style that favours volume and shapes. All kinds of Replica Watches UK store for sale. But in my opinion, choosing high quality swiss replica watches is a good thing to men.