Michael Ashton

Michael Ashton

Michael Ashton LLC

WALK, FALL, GET UP, REPEAT. My Message of Hope

Michael's message is one of Hope and of Perseverance. He has a unique gift interacting with today's youth, and gets them to open up and share their struggles so many teens experience throughout their everyday lives. Visit Www.Live2InSpire.net

Fee Range: $500 - $1,000
Travels from Manahawkin, NJ

For more information about booking Michael Ashton, visit
http://www.speakermatch.com/profile/MichaelAshton

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Michael Ashton
Mr. Michael Ashton - Motivational Speaker

Michael Ashton LLC

WALK, FALL, GET UP, REPEAT. My Message of Hope

Michael's message is one of Hope and of Perseverance. He has a unique gift interacting with today's youth, and gets them to open up and share their struggles so many teens experience throughout their everyday lives. Visit Www.Live2InSpire.net

Fee Range: $500 - $1,000
Travels from Manahawkin, NJ

Michael Ashton - Motivational Speaker

Michael Ashton

Michael Ashton LLC

WALK, FALL, GET UP, REPEAT. My Message of Hope

Michael's message is one of Hope and of Perseverance. He has a unique gift interacting with today's youth, and gets them to open up and share their struggles so many teens experience throughout their everyday lives. Visit Www.Live2InSpire.net

Fee Range: $500 - $1,000
Travels from: Manahawkin, NJ

For more information about booking Michael Ashton,
Visit http://www.speakermatch.com/profile/MichaelAshton/
Or call SpeakerMatch at 1-866-372-8768.

Biography

If your looking for an PASSIONATE, EMOTIONAL SPEAKER with a MESSAGE of HOPE...Michael is all that and MORE!

Michael Ashton's childhood wasn't one that could be classified as living the American Dream.  He, along with his 7 other siblings, were born into poverty living in the projects of New York Cities Westside Manhattan. What so many other children in 1960's middle class America had, Michael never experienced the  love and security that a stable family life provides. At the age of five, due to his parents indigence, he was removed from his parent's custody and placed in an orphanage home on Staten Island. This shattered all hope Michael had for any resemblance of a normal family life.  While at the orphanage home, Michael was then placed in a foster home with his younger brother only to become a victim of "Child Abuse" at the hands of his foster father for over seven years. 

At age fifteen and with the help of social services Michael was able to move into a group home.  The respite didn't last long and he was returned  back to the  foster home. This occurrence  precipitated the actions that would change Michael's life forever.  At the age of sixteen, Michael 's oldest sister excepted full guardianship of him, but that only lasted a few months.  Facing another crossroad in his troubled youth, Michael  ended up homeless, living out of a suitcase and jumping from one menial job to another just to survive for the life he wasn't prepared for. Many adolescents have reached a point like this in their lives and they are faced with choices.  The choices that Michael made at this juncture in his life are what make his story so Miraculous as well as Inspirational. 

Michael had always aspired to live out his childhood dream becoming a police officer. His hope of becoming one has been challenged as he went from one dead end job to another. Michael, remembering his own childhood, endeavored to persevere and never stopped chasing his dream. On November 1st, 1993, he became a Police Officer and served for over 20 years until his retirement June 5th, 2014.  During his years as a Police Officer,  Michael came into contact with hundreds of troubled youths  going through things he is all too familiar with. Broken homes, no  family structure, no guidance, drugs issues, anger issues, and negative interactions with law enforcement in his late teen years.  

His own life experiences has formed in him a heart of compassion for these youths and, he no longer keeps secret the struggles he has overcome. He is the man today because of the little boy he was yesterday. Michael is an up and coming Inspirational Speaker, traveling throughout New Jersey sharing his "Extraordinary Life Changing Story". His only goal is to Inspire today's youth to Never Give Up on themselves. Michael believes no matter what your backgrounds may be, to never let your past dictate your future and never make excuses not to Succeed in Life...for he is living proof.

 
On other topics when requested, Michael  shares his 14 year Battle with Depression and how it effects his life each and every day since first diognosed back in Feburary of 2002. He was a member of the many Search and Rescue Teams for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, following the terrorist attack, and spent many days at the World Trade Center on 9.11.2001. What was once a hard topic to discuss even to his wife, Michel found the courage just two years ago to share his battle with not only Depression but Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, also known as PTSD. 
 
He shares his experience how he battles everyday to over come his guilt over the death of his fellow 37 Police officers he personally knew worked with throughout his career. The hardest loss was a dear close friend and partner who persished as well when the North Tower fell upon him after saving over 22 lives that day. Michael shares with so many how he takse baby steps to regain back his life through therapy and speaking engagements. He doesn't just share his story to adults who suffer this silent killer called Depression, but to countless teens who suffer it as well due to many reasons,  including bullying at School and on Social Media. They are our future and we must do everything in our power to helped them in every way possible... for it is our responsibility to do so.
 
 

-Mic​hael Ashton resides in New Jersey with is wife Donna of 34 years.

- He is a proud father of two beautiful daughters and Grandfather of three Wonderful boys and a Beautiful Grand daughter.

- Inspirational Speaker experience:  4 years

- Recently retired Police Officer after serving over 20 years with The Port Authority of New York/New Jersey Police Department in New York City and Jersey City New Jersey.

- Member of Search and Rescue Team  at The World Trade Center on 9-11-2001
 
Please Michael's  Websites - Www.Live2Inspire.net  -  Www.MikesKitchenStories.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 



   

      

 



 

  



 

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