Mike Rolls

Travels from: Victoria

Using 'proactive resilience' to overcome life-altering obstacles 

Categories: MCs & Hosts, Most Popular, Motivational Speakers, Resilience

Full Presenter Profile & Bio

Mike Rolls is an inspirational man whose passion lies in the idea of ‘proactive resilience’. The method of adapting simple strategies in the present which can improve the ability to power through challenges that must be faced in the future, resonated with Mike and helped him achieved and get through more than he thought.

In September 2001, at the mere age of 18 and whilst on a football trip, Mike was diagnosed with the deadly Meningococcal Virus. He was given a five percent chance of surviving the virus and thus suffered from extensive injuries and had to have a double below-knee amputation.

His journey back to health took determination, courage and a positive outlook on life, which allowed him to overcome the life changing event.

In the 14 years that Mike has been a double amputee he has internationally represented Australia in golf – playing off 6, been a founding member of the Limbs4Life peer support program, has been a celebrity ambassador for Interplast and has participated in the Eureka Climb in Melbourne.

Rolls can work with audiences in both the educational and corporate business and uses his presentations to teach audiences how to enhance and cultivate resilience by showing how powerful individuals can be, how to unlock and enhance resilience for a stronger future, how to confront toxic beliefs that can restrict lives and limit productivity, culling areas of life that have a negative impact and optimising performance for greater contribution.

By combining confrontational experiences alongside his determination and extensive ambition, Mike Rolls uncovers real-world wisdom that can be applied to any audience, helping them to achieve success despite the challenges faced. 

Speaker Topics

Amputate Dead Weight
Mike personal experiences with Amputation and how the thought process of these experiences can apply and positively benefit each of us in everyday situations. This keynote will deliver Mikes very own formula of simplification that leads to greater personal and professional success.
Prepare, Survive and Thrive
Hear Mikes personal account of facing death, overcoming tremendous odds, and how we can use adversarial experiences as a springboard into a life of greater meaning and deeper personal success.
Walk Your Talk
Using his own personal experiences, Mike will teach audiences how we can strengthen and increase our ability to reach lofty goals, how to handle setbacks and embrace challenges.


Your calm, humorous and understated approach engages those that you meet and belies the enormously strong and resilient person that you clearly are. Many of us parents had “watery” eyes during your powerful presentation. As you can tell, our team took much from what you had to say.

Kay & Burton Real Estate

Mike presented to our team on the back of a full day. Mike was extremely engaging and funny, and he gave us the tools we needed to handle change and take on new challenges. I would definitely recommend Mike to any business, company or group to take people out of the day to day role and reflect on life and what you can achieve if you put your mind and body into it.

Vanguard Investments Australia

Mike Rolls was PERFECT! Mike was articulate, calming, captivating and inspiring!! His story hit a nerve with all of us, because it could happen to ANY of us, at ANY time – our organisation being from the medical industry found his story fascinating and many of the medical educators gathered to talk to him after he was finished. He lightened the story and made us laugh, he made us reflect on our own lives, his message packed a punch and I think he is just a beautiful soul and that came shining though! I would definitely recommend him!!

EVGP Training

Mike Rolls - Motivational Speakers

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