Young Offender – Michael Maisey
Our book of the month for December is “Young Offender – My Life from Armed Robber to Local Hero” by Michael Maisey, Non Profit Founder, Author and Mentor – From Prison to Purpose.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Michael Maisey was excited the day he was locked up in the notorious Feltham Young Offenders Institute. He was going to be a legend to all his mates. The sixteen year old was in for attempted murder. He was innocent of this particular crime but amongst the violent and dangerous young men on his wing he was about to learn exactly how far he’d go to survive.
In Young Offender we see what turned a good kid into a wanted criminal. Abused by his uncle, bullied at school, at the age of twelve he found the safety he craved in the ranks of a local gang in West London. He graduated from shoplifting to armed robbery and for five years Michael was in and out of Feltham, on a downward spiral of crime and drug and alcohol addiction. At rock bottom, he began attending AA meetings. But the road to recovery would mean changing himself in the deepest possible ways. Could Michael finally learn what it meant to be a good man?
Honest and inspiring, this is a powerful story of redemption. Today Michael is a successful businessman and a loving father who spends time helping others find their way. ‘Courageous and brutally honest‘ – Ollie Ollerton, ex-Special Forces soldier, author of Break Point.
About Michael Maisey
Michael Maisey is an inspirational speaker and founder of CIP Project who takes you on his journey from Prison to Purpose. Michael Maisey has built a career on kindness and empathy. He knows that if these concepts are introduced to the workplace, they aid mental health and lead to a harmonious working environment. He is passionate about social responsibility in business and applauds all companies who embrace it.
Michael survived a turbulent and traumatic childhood that resulted in him joining a gang and eventually being imprisoned at sixteen.
Reformed and humbled by the acts of kindness he experienced following his prison sentence, Michael set up a successful business in his home borough of London. His company (CIP Project) was founded on the principles of honesty and integrity. Not only did he earn the respect of his clients and employees, but also built an incredibly successful business that is still operating today. As a result, he was honoured by the London Borough of Hounslow for his services to the community.
- The tools we can use to bring calm in challenging times.
- Breaking down the barriers of communication within mental health.
- The importance and benefits of empathy and compassion in the workplace.