Michael Prosserman found his passion for B-Boying (“break dancing”) at a very young age. By the time he was three, Michael was already standing on his head while watching Saturday morning cartoons.
Michael is a professional speaker who specializes in team culture, development, succession and start-ups. He is the Founder of Unity Charity (www.unitycharity.com), an organization using Hip Hop to improve youth mental health. Michael built Unity from the ground up over fifteen years out of his passion for Hip Hop and mental health. By high school, Michael was accepted into Cirque Du Soleil and was featured in the major motion picture “Honey”. Since then, Michael has had the privilege to share his story, perform and facilitate for hundreds of audiences including municipalities, non-profits, corporations, associations, schools and more.
Michael grew Unity from a group of volunteers to employing eighty staff, raising $7 million and having an impact on the lives of over 250,000 youth. Michael has facilitated groups from Asia to Europe to the Canadian Arctic. Michael speaks from lived experience, bringing a practical, innovative approach to coaching, consulting and teaching. Michael’s new book Building Unity shares practical steps to launch, lead and leave a sustainable organization. Michael is an instructor at the University of Toronto for the Non-Profit Leadership for Impact certificate. Michael has travelled the world as a competitive B-Boy, placing first in over twenty-six battles. Michael has been featured in over sixty major media outlets in Canada including Maclean’s, Toronto Star, and CBC. Michael is currently the CEO of EPIC Leadership, a firm focused on helping social impact leaders build sustainable organizations. Michael serves on the board of directors of several charities including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto, JAYU and RISE Arts and Community Services. He has a strong passion for making the world a better place in a responsible way.