Michelle Salt

First Female Canadian Paralympic Snowboarder

Michelle Salt

Ever wondered what it’s like to be in intensive care for SEVEN DAYS on life support? Only four years ago, Michelle Salt went through just that when she was in a life-threatening motorcycle accident. She broke numerous bones, endured many surgeries, and ended up losing her right leg above the knee. Never one to back down from a challenge, she is now a National team athlete for the Canada Snowboard para-team and became the first ever female Canadian Paralympic Snowboarder at the 2014 Winter Paralympics! Michelle’s story of strength and passion for her sport, even in the face of great adversity, is an inspiration to all of us.

Michelle will tailor her keynote to your audience. She speaks on:

  • Adversity
  • Willpower
  • Happiness
  • Inclusion in the workplace
  • Resiliency
  • Community involvement
  • Overcoming obstacles
  • Life after tragedy
  • Staying motivated through the hard times
  • Believing in your full potential and what you do
  • Striving to be selfless and the power of sport and performance
  • Self love and acceptance. Dating yourself
Testimonials: 
I wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for bringing in Michelle to share her story with us. She absolutely touched my heart and soul, and I would not have had that once-in-a-lifetime experience if you didn’t set this up. THANKS again!
Encana Employee
Michelle recently spoke at a Donor Appreciation luncheon we hosted to thank our KidSport Alberta and Calgary partners. She was amazing and definitely captured and motivated the room with her story. Michelle left our group with the understanding of just how special life is and to ensure we enjoy every second of it to its fullest. Seeing how sport helped motivate her in a time of need really hit home with our guests as well. Everyone in attendance would recommend Michelle and we at KidSport Calgary were honored to be able to have her join us and share her story and look forward to working with her again.
KidSport Calgary
Hi Michelle, I was in the audience of the Shell group today where you gave your talk. I was far too choked up and emotional after hearing your story to tell you this in person, but I couldn’t let it pass without telling you how privileged I was to have been in your presence and hear your story. I’ve always thought of myself as a fairy positive person and after today I’m really going to step it up a notch and push myself to greater limits. You have truly inspired me and I am so thankful for that!
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