Michael Maisey

Michael Maisey

Michael Maisey went from former gang member, addict and suicidal convict to successful award-winning author, motivational speaker and the founder of a successful not-for-profit organisation.

As a youth and teenager, Michael’s life was shaped by abuse, turbulence and trauma which resulted in extreme feelings of guilt and loss. This led to criminality, drink and substance abuse, with his addiction to heroin starting at 12 years old.

His subsequent recovery and his transformational journey of self-reflection has seen him go on to set up and run a successful social enterprise Change is Possible, known as The CIP Project, helping people dealing with addiction, trauma, grief, poor mental health, or those struggling following their release from prison.

Michael’s inspirational story is detailed in his award winning book Young Offender. He has also appeared on TV, been interviewed in national newspapers and appeared on many podcasts about his life and his passion for helping others.

His power as a speaker and motivator is not just telling the story of what has happened but also his deep understanding of the why.

His TEDx talk has been hailed as a masterpiece.

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“Michael’s talk was truly inspiring. He has a unique ability to connect with his audience and inspire them to take action. I would highly recommend him as a speaker.”

Dame Carol Black – Home Office
Michael spoke at our graduation for the class of 2023 and everyone in attendance was deeply moved and inspired by his story, it gave us all hope that change is possible even if you have had a very beginning.

Brian Nixon – Head of School TASIS

“Michael is an exceptional speaker who delivers powerful messages with passion and conviction. He has a unique ability to inspire people to take action and achieve their goals.”

Joanne Barnes – CEO Nexus

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