Michael Davey is a Motivational Speaker, Bestselling Author, and Child Advocate.
Michael is a much sought after motivational speaker, sharing his story and empowering and building self-confidence in others at Conferences/Professional Organisations, Universities, TAFE Colleges, High Schools, Prisons and Disadvantaged Groups including the Homeless all across Australia.
Hearing Michael share his story is inspiring and changing people’s lives. In fact, some of last year’s HSC students in NSW wrote about Michael’s autobiography, Journey of Hope, as a related text in the English exam because it is a powerful and moving story that changes the way people view both themselves and those around them.
Michael was interviewed by Richard Fidler on his ‘Conversations’ radio program, which went around the country and overseas also. The interview can be accessed at www.abc.net.au
Michael’s bestselling Journey of Hope tells the story of his life. You can see the front cover on the right, with Jeff Kennett’s endorsement (former Director, Beyond Blue), along with Shelley Hancock’s and Joanna Gash’s endorsements below (current State and former Federal politicians respectively). Also below is the rear cover blurb.
In 2014, Michael rode his pushbike solo around Australia to raise much-needed funds for the Kids With Cancer Foundation. Michael rode 14,000 km and raised $30,000 for children suffering cancer and their families. Journey of Charity has photographs of Michael’s ride and you can learn more about his marathon adventure.
Michael has worked as an Aircraft Engineer in the Royal Australian Navy, as a University Researcher and Teacher, teaching Chemistry and Physics, as a Chemistry and Mathematics teacher at some of Australia’s leading private schools, and also as an instructor in Snowboarding, Surfing and Mountainbiking.
Below: Speaking at a School Teachers Conference in NSW.
Above: The flies and dehydration in the 40 degrees heat were
some of the greatest challenges on my ride.
Journey of Hope is the inspiring story of Dr J. Michael Davey.
Fostered as a baby and placed in four state-run institutions, Michael experienced significant abuse. Kidnapped by his father, he eventually came home only to discover his mother was a violent and crazed schizophrenic who hated him. At the hands of his deranged mother Michael was beaten mercilessly. To escape her violence and neglect, Michael left home to join the Royal Australian Navy when he was just 15 years old. As a child, every day was a struggle, but Michael fought against the overwhelming odds. Showing extraordinary determination and raw courage he managed to survive the horrors of his early years. Eventually rising above it all, Michael went on to university where he was the recipient of both PhD and prestigious Medicine scholarships.
Journey with Michael from heartache to happiness, from tragedy to triumph. Smile at his clowning and mischievous antics and be inspired by the inimitable way he survived an obliterated and lost childhood.
“Michael’s book should shock and horrify us, but despite the difficult issues it raises, the reader is uplifted and inspired by his story of hope and courage. The simple, beautiful prose intersperses tragedy and suffering with humour and resilience, and is a delightful work of profound significance.”
The Honourable Shelley Hancock MP, Member for South Coast, NSW and Speaker; Legislative Assembly
“It has been a long time since I was so moved when reading a book. I have been humbled by Michael’s honesty and inspired by his determination and raw courage. Michael is an Australian we are proud of and we are honoured to have him living among us.”
The Honourable Joanna Gash. Federal member for Gilmore
Please note that 10% of the proceeds from the sale of every book will be donated to Mission Australia’s Triple Care Farm, which helps adolescents, including those who are homeless, who suffer substance addictions, mental illness and or acute behavioural problems.
Visit Triple Care Farm at: www.missionaustralia.com.au