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Workplace mental resilience expert.


Mike has had an international career in multi-national advertising agencies on global duties as Chief Strategy Officer working on assignments in Seoul, New Delhi, London and New York . He was also Chief Sales Officer of Network Ten and since leaving advertising, he began to address his own mental health challenges.

Current Work

In 2020 he has written two “coffee break” books as he call them, 15-20 min reads, The Anxiety Society and more recently Survival of the Mentally Un-fittest, the Impact of COVID-19 on Work.

He believes that in order to promote resilience in the workplace you need to do a culture clean and take out the sharp objects so it gets traction and leads to lasting change.

An ocean racing sailor and great story teller, Mike writes original pieces for his speaking clients , who have included, Vittoria Coffee, AMP Capital, PwC, Coles, GPT, NRL, Exchange 2020, McGrath, and Hyundai.

Talking Points

The Top 5 ways to create a mentally healthy workplace in the work from home work at work era

1. What is catastrophe language, and how does it build resentment among staff and managers ?

2. Who are your cultural saboteurs and how do you identify them?

3. After dark bullies - how do you manage after 5pm contact?

4. The rise of the unsaid policies

5. Patterns of email and communication bombs

Knowing these 5 things will make your culture more productive and you will have less presenteeism.

Middle Aged Man in Rehab

This deeply personal and sometimes uncomfortable keynote is a raw and confronting account of mental health challenges by Mike Morrison.

In this presentation Mike takes us through his admission into a treatment facility, not as a young person, but as a middle-aged man, confronting his demons head-on.

It is funny, sad, and brutal presentation and the messages will linger with audiences.

Survival of the Mentally Unfittest

COVID-19 may well have just done us all a favour.

Pre COVID workplaces were mentally harmful and in this presentation, Mike breaks down how the work-life balance myth was created and what we can do to take back our lives.

The Anxiety Society

Society is more anxious than ever - but we can understand it to become calmer.

Mike Morrison, an ex Adman of 30 years experience, explores this question right in the middle of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

In this presentation Mike explores the other factors that contribute to society’s anxiousness and how can you live strongly through what seems to be endless chaos and bad news.
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