Born in Dublin Ireland in 1956, Michael immigrated to Australia with his wife in 1985. With a background in grief counselling and grief education, Michael holds a Diploma in Psychotherapy and was appointed as Carer Champion for Beyond Blue, helping people with mental health issues.
He has written a book, Understanding Insights, which deals with training the mind to recognise key insights to life. His life’s passion is to instigate and facilitate change, whether it’s turning a bride’s wedding day from good to brilliant, or helping a traumatised family make the mental switch from grief to hope after losing a loved one. Michael managed the funeral portfolio for the National Committee for the Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants from 2017-2019.