Walter Mikac is an inspirational man and an inspirational speaker.
He is co-founder of The Alannah & Madeline Foundation, formed in honour of his two daughters and their mother who were killed at the Port Arthur massacre.
He speaks with passion, experience and conviction about overcoming adversity, maximizing every moment and striving for life-balance. Walter's message is valuable on both the personal and corporate basis and includes a consideration of making better decisions to increase productivity. It's a profound and timeless message certain to motivate you and your team.
Walter has now moved into another phase of his life. He is remarried and has a young daughter. He is ready to share his story with others, in the hope of inspiring us to be better people. He delivers a compelling message from someone admired world-wide for his strength in adversity.
Walter can also be engaged in tandem with his wife, Channel 7 news and sports reporter Kim Sporton. Having interviewed everyone from Greg Norman to Prime Ministers, Kim now specialises in teaching clarity in communication. She also speaks with humour and sensitivity about her marriage to Walter.
Gun laws: Following the events of Port Arthur, Walter successfully lobbied the Prime Minister and other government heads, to bring about reforms to the national gun laws.
Author: He has addressed the national press gallery in Canberra, published books, and spoken to many media organizations world-wide in his quest to bring something positive from such tragedy.
Walter was terrific. He arrived at the venue well before he was due to speak, was impeccably groomed, was warm & engaging, and gave a polished and inspiring talk. It was great to be able t ... keep readingo leave him to mingle with delegates during the afternoon tea break and then again at the cocktail reception - as I was quite busy myself I was relieved to be able to look across and see him engaged in an animated conversation. This may have been made easier for him by the fact that he was speaking to his own profession of pharmacy, but nevertheless he was generous with his time to anyone who approached him, and patiently signed his books for people with personal comments. I was impressed that Walter had done his homework before the day. He not only asked me for details on current challenges our profession faces, but also bothered to obtain some old photos from the Austin Hospital from his years as a trainee pharmacist. He had the audience laughing and crying, and spoke with great enthusiasm to a very attentive group. All in all - a great experience. Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia
Walter was very engaging and open when talking to us. I think everyone enjoyed hearing him speak, his attitude towards life now is both amazing and inspiring.