Michael McGrath – Keynote Speaker

Inspirational speaker and successful business leader who lives with Muscular Dsytrophy. Founder, Muscle Help Foundation

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Specialist Subjects

  • Inspiration
  • Leadership
  • Resilience and Change to Influence and Motivate Staff
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Diversity


  • English


Michael McGrath is an inspirational speaker and successful business leader who has featured in Power 100 list in 2016, 2017 and 2018, which recognised him as one of Britain’s most influential people with a disability. 20 years after his diagnosis, McGrath made history by becoming the first disabled person to lead expeditions to the North and South Poles.

McGrath was diagnosed with the muscle wasting disease Muscular Dystrophy aged 18. The journey gave rise to a new life plan, inspiring Michael to embark on a career as a sought after inspirational business speaker.

He has built an enviable list of clients, providing tailored conference keynotes to both private and public sector organisations including Roche, Standard Life and Shell to HMRC, NHS England and the Met Police as well as academic institutions, schools and places of learning.

Leadership, courage and trust combined with resolute self-belief, confidence, teamwork and a singularly focused obsession towards achieving desired outcomes were critical success factors – Michael McGrath draws on these experiences, giving wider business and life lessons.

Michael McGrath founded a multi award-winning national charity, rooted in family values called The Muscle Help Foundation (MHF) which delivers transformational experiences to children with muscular dystrophy.

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