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BizMaroondah Breakfast with Michael Milton

By October 12, 2011Advice for Businesses

Maroondah’s Business Week features a range of events designed to assist business owners in developing and expanding their business. This morning I attended the Business Week Breakfast featuring paralympic skier Michael Milton, who lost a leg to cancer when we was nine years old.

Michael grew up in a family of skiers and was determined to continue skiing after he lost his leg. Michael’s determination and interest in skiing led to him competing in the 1988 Winter Paralympics and he later won gold in the 1992 Winter Paralympics. Michael utilised these experiences to speak about the importance of setting goals and remaining flexible to achieve these outcomes. Michael faced additional challenges in 2007 when he was diagnosed with oesophagal cancer but he maintained his determination to seek selection for the 2008 Beijing Paralympics.

Michael’s ability to focus on achieving his goals assisted his career as an athlete and apply equally to businesses. The Business Breakfast is one the many events that are held throughout Business Week.

Alex Makin

Author Alex Makin

In a career spanning over fifteen years, Alex has been instrumental in transforming, reinvigorating and growing the capacity of businesses and not-for-profit organisations. He is a visionary who understands the big picture. Alex's expertise is a Certified Practising Marketer and as Chair of the Victorian State Council of the Australian Marketing Institute. Alex is also an accomplished speaker, author and mentor and former Mayor and Councillor for the City of Maroondah.

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