Against the Odds:
Breakdancing, Mental Health, and Volunteers
Michael Prosserman is the founder and former Executive Director of Unity Charity, an organization that uses Hip Hop to improve youth mental health and well-being. Michael built Unity Charity from the ground up over 15 years out of his passion for breakdancing (“bboying”), growing the organization from a group of volunteers to over 80 paid employees impacting over 200,000 youth. Michael continues to compete as an internationally recognized Bboy. Michael has worked with hundreds of corporate and non-profit clients across Canada on topics including mental health in the workplace, succession, and team building. Michael speaks from lived experience, bringing a practical and innovative approach to his work as a coach, consultant and teacher. Michael is currently the CEO of EPIC Leadership Support Inc., a consulting firm focused on supporting leaders to reach their full potential. Michael serves on the board of directors for several charities and has a strong passion for making the world a better place for us all to live and work.